What do we need to have available to host our Pod?
- A safe, private outdoor space to use as a primary location for activities large enough to accommodate your Pod that is dedicated to the group (no visitors please).
- Access to a bathroom for Pod Members and Staff
- Access to hand washing station/supplies (required: running water and soap, towels, optional: hand sanitizer)
- A flat surface for activities (table(s), clipboards, cardboard to lie on the grass, open patio space…we can get creative!)
- A reliable WiFi connection that can be accessed by your camp instructor.
What does my child need to bring?
If your Pod requests school work support, they will need all materials with them in order to do so, including:
- A fully-charged device to access the material and log-in information (so the Pod leader can support if the child is having trouble), if needed.
- If they will be listening to something or communicating with other children, please ensure they have headphones with them.
- Your child will need a bag (for storing supplies and projects), sunscreen, a nut-free snack, a filled water bottle and mask.
- For the first day, they will also need 2 cardboard tubes (think toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls).
Can different campers rotate in/out of our Pod during our 4 week session?
Not exactly. The total number of campers per Pod should not exceed 8 and those campers in the Pod should remain consistent throughout the duration of camp to maintain safety of the campers, staff and families. Campers may miss days or weeks, but new campers may not be added beyond original 8 once a camp session has started.
What do we do if my camper gets sick prior to camp?
Campers may attend camp as long as they have proof of a negative COVID19 test or have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including 24 hours with no fever, symptoms have improved and it has been 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
What if a camper or host family member gets sick during the 4-week session?
If a camper or host family member shows any symptoms of COVID19 or has been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID19 in the last 14 days, they should inform Galileo’s Customer Service Team who will notify Pod member families. Campers may resume camp attendance as long as they show proof of a negative COVD test result or they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including 24 hours with no fever, symptoms have improved and 10 days have elapsed since symptoms first appeared.
What happens if our Galileo At Home Staffer gets sick?
The Pod Members will be notified right away, and Galileo will work to find a staff member to jump in so no time is missed. If we are unable to find a staff member within a reasonable amount of time, Galileo will partner with the Host Family to achieve a mutually agreeable and safe resolution.
Can we switch homes mid session?
It is strongly preferred that your Pod use just one single home the entire 4 week session so supplies can stay in one place and so staff can establish the set up of the space to best accommodate the Pod’s needs.
If needed, Host families may request that Galileo At Home switch to another Pod Member’s home by calling our Customer Service team in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate if possible.
Will any food or snacks be provided?
Galileo will not be providing snacks or food. Campers should bring a nut-free snack and a water bottle each day.
What is the cancellation policy for At Home?
Galileo purchases of Galileo At Home are non-refundable. Should you cancel sessions for any reason, or should Galileo need to cancel sessions due to government restrictions, pandemic, protests, acts of God or any other reason they deem camp to be unsafe to families and staff or commercially unreasonable, all fees you have paid will be credited back to your account. Credits may be applied toward future Galileo camp or class purchases and will expire on 12/31/21