Camp BioPark Updates for Summer 2020

Learn what to expect at Camp BioPark this summer.

May 29, 2020 - Camp BioPark will be in session during summer 2020. The BioPark will be hosting Camp BioPark in a reduced capacity starting on the week of June 8. Limiting the number of camps will allow us to maximize the use of our limited indoor spaces to ensure we meet social distancing guidelines. Additionally, reduction of camp numbers ensures we are able to dedicate required resources to cleaning and sanitation.

BioPark Connect offers at-home activities to help children and their parents get a taste of the BioPark at home. 

Camps will be assigned both indoor and outdoor spaces 

To minimize interactions with the general public and maximize ventilation, the BioPark is limiting indoor areas and maximizing outdoor space. Due to the time spent outdoors, these classes are not recommended for children with asthma or severe allergies to dust or pollen.

Classes will be small and adhere to social distancing guidelines

The BioPark will be following the State of New Mexico’s guidelines for Summer Youth Programs. Camp will have no more than five students at this time. Each child will have their own table and will be spaced at least 6 feet from one another.

Your child will need to wear a mask at all times

In accordance with New Mexico’s health order to wear masks in public, unless exercising, drinking or eating, your child will be required to wear a mask during the duration of the camp. We encourage practicing this at home so that children will become familiar with this practice by the time class has started. You will need to provide your child with a mask to participate.

Curbside pick up and drop of will be required

To limit exposure, a BioPark staff member will greet and escort your child during drop off and pick up. Those picking up a child from camp will need to be on the approved list.   Pick up and drop offs will be provided to participating families.

Daily temperature checks will be conducted at check in and a wellness questionnaire must be completed

Upon arrival, a daily temperature will be taken curbside by a BioPark staff member.   Children with temperature readings of 100.4 or above will not be admitted to the program. In addition, a wellness check will be conducted daily. Students who are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed or exhibiting symptoms of COVID 19 will not be admitted to the program.

Sick Policy

The BioPark requests that you protect the health of our staff, students and your child by not bringing them to the BioPark when they are sick. Of special consideration are the following symptoms: 

  • Child is feverish or has had a fever within the last 24 hours (100.4)
  • Child coughs continuously
  • Child has vomited or had diarrhea within 24 hours of going to the center
  • Child has pink eye or symptoms, which might be pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Child has developed a runny nose that is cloudy/not clear
  • Child has been on antibiotics for less than 24 hours
  • Child has symptoms of any contagious diseases or infections (ringworm, crusted or oozing lesions, chicken pox, etc.)
  • Child has an undiagnosed rash

You will be called to pick up your child at the BioPark if your child shows any of the symptoms listed above.

Additional personal items we recommend

To limit the sharing of common items we recommend that you send the following items with your child:

  • Hand sanitizer or wipes
  • Small pack of tissue
  • Personal water bottle
  • Spray sunscreen
  • Bug spray