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COVID-19 Policies

There are currently no vaccination or testing requirements for camp. Please do not attend camp if you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, suspect you may have Covid-19, or have a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Students and staff are strongly encouraged to wear masks while indoors. Masks are required for close contacts and those 5-10 days into covid recovery.

Masking requirements will be assessed weekly. If covid transmission and hospital rates increase, masks may become required for all staff & students while indoors. Disposable masks will be provided at any time for any reason. 

Yes, all indoor classrooms are equipped with air filtration systems, fresh air exchange systems, and/or windows that open for fresh air circulation. All learning spaces are also air conditioned and provide enough space for students to spread out. 

Students will use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently. Handwashing will be conducted before & after all snack, lunch, recess, and bathroom breaks. Hand sanitizing will be conducted at drop-off, pick-up, and after each class activity. Additional hand washing & sanitizing will be implemented as needed. SteppingStone will provide hand sanitizer in the classroom and at entrances/exits. Students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

Classrooms, restrooms, and hallways will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily by a professional custodian. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day by staff and custodial professionals. Shared class supplies will be cleaned after use and students will wash their hands or use sanitizer after touching shared items.

Yes, before entering camp each day students will be briefly assess for common symptoms of COVID including lethargy, cough, sneezing, and loss of taste or smell. Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID will be sent home. Students must return a negative COVID test and be symptom-free for 48 hours without medication before returning to camp. Staff with symptoms must provide one negative COVID test before returning to camp.

SteppingStone is not currently offering virtual camp options. 

What happens if a student experiences symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?

If a student experiences COVID-19 symptoms while at camp, they will be sent home to isolate and test. If they test positive, impacted classrooms will continue with in-person learning, be required to wear a mask while indoors, and monitor for symptoms, regardless of vaccination status. 

What happens if a staff member or teaching artist experiences symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?

If a staff member or teaching artist experiences COVID-19 symptoms while at camp, they will be sent home to isolate and test. If they test positive, impacted classrooms will continue with in-person learning, be required to wear a mask while indoors, and monitor for symptoms, regardless of vaccination status. Substitute staffing support will be brought-in to continue class instruction. 

What happens if a student or staff member is identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

If a student or staff member is living with someone who is showing symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19, they must isolate for the recommended 5 days and test 3-5 days after initial exposure. If they return a negative test, they may join class. They will be required to wear a mask for the recommended 10 days and monitor for symptoms. 

If a student or staff member is identified as a close contact, but does not live with the ill person, they are welcome to join class but must wear a mask for the recommended 10 days after last known exposure and monitor for symptoms.

NOTE: As we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic, we will evaluate our health and safety guidelines to align with CDC, local, and state recommendations.

Cancelation and Transfer Policies

There is a $50 non-refundable and non-transferable class deposit.

  • Cancelation more than 2 weeks before a class begins will result in a full refund, less the $50 deposit.
  • Cancelation within 1-2 weeks of a class beginning will result in a class credit, less the $50 deposit.
  • Cancelation 1 week or less before a class begins will result in no refund or credit.

Exceptions will be considered for students with COVID-19 symptoms.

Students may transfer camp sessions (based on availability) without a processing fee, 2+ weeks before a class begins. Class transfers requested less than two weeks before a class begins may not be accommodated. If camp registration fees are not equal, any cost difference must be paid at the time of transfer.

If SteppingStone cancels a class, for any reason, you will be issued

  • a full refund including the $50 deposit for classes that have not yet started.
  • a prorated refund (including the $50 deposit) for classes that have started.

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Contact

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available via email M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following:

EDUCATION
education@steppingstonetheatre.org

TICKETS & REGISTRATION
boxoffice@steppingstonetheatre.org

DEVELOPMENT
development@steppingstonetheatre.org

MARKETING
marketing@steppingstonetheatre.org

GENERAL INQUIRIES
info@steppingstonetheatre.org

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. We stand firmly in opposition to racism, and our programs challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and seek equity for all, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people of all economic backgrounds, people of all religions, and people with disabilities. SteppingStone collaborates with families to meet students’ needs, whether they are social, academic, developmental, or physical.

We Believe

Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do

SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.