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SYP at Douglass

Explore the endless possibilities of fun at the Douglass Community Center. Each week out daily activities will be led according to the themes and will include games, crafts, and more. Each child should bring a snack and lunch in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

Ages 6-12
No program: 7/3*
Day: M-F
Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Booker T. Washington School: 606 E Grove St, Champaign
Fee (Resident/Non-resident): $141/$191
Questions: capricia.whittaker@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

DateWeekly Themes
6/22-6/26Get Crafty
6/29-7/2Space Edition
7/6-7/10Ocean Week
7/13-7/17Boredom Busters
7/20-7/24Summer Adventures
8/3-8/7Family Fun



Scholarship Information

CommUnity Matters Scholarship

If families live in the Beardsley, Douglass, garden hills or Bristol area, they may be eligible for free Summer Youth Programs at Douglass and Springer.  Families will be required to complete CommUnity Matters paper work for each child. Please contact 217.398.2573 or email Katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org

Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship

For families not living in the designated areas listed above, scholarships will be provided to offset the cost.  All scholarship documents and information need to be sent to Tom Gilbert at tom.gilbert@champaignparks.org.  After the scholarship is approved, you may register for the summer youth programs..

CPD & CUSR Scholarship Forms will be used by any applicant who wants financial help with programs occurring between May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021.  Page 3 is for each child requesting assistance, so print multiple copies if needed:  

If a participant would like to apply for more programs than space allowed on the form, please use the following form for additional program(s):

Child Care Resource Services (CCRS)

Child Care Resource Service helps income-eligible parents who are working and/or going to school to pay for their child care. Eligibility is based on family size and parents’ income. Working families whose incomes are at or below 50% of the state median income level may be eligible. Processing the application can take up to 10 business days, once all the necessary information is received. Please pick up an application form from CCRS. CCRS approved families may register for summer youth programs by paying a $10 deposit per child/per session of the program. These deposits may be refunded at the end of the summer once all CCRS checks are received and there is a credit balance. If money is still owed on your account once CCRS checks have been applied, you will be responsible for the rest of the bill. Because the Park District does not receive payment from CCRS until one month after the service was provided, your deposit could be refunded as late as October.

Please Note: Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is unable to accept CCRS payment due to changes in governmental regulations.

Questions: Child Care Resource Service (http://ccrs.illinois.edu/), 217-333-3252 or 1-800-325-5516

COVID-19 Guidelines

This safety plan was approved by Champaign Park District Director of Recreation, Champaign Park District Risk Manager, and Department of Public Health.

Program Details

Physical Workspace:

  • Hand sanitizer at the entrance of each facility and room.
  • Signage will be displayed on the front doors north and south.
  • All activities allow participants to be 6ft apart.
    • Douglass Staff will conduct as many activities outside as possible. We have back up spaces for our three groups.  They will utilize three classrooms in the gym.  They will have at least 30 ft. between each group since all groups are located on different floors or buildings.
  • We will not be using the playground, splash pad or fitness equipment.
  • Each group will have 8 participants and 2 leaders with 6 ft. between each person.
  • Staff and participants will be accessing water from a cooler.
  • We will be using a separate classroom/ or the Douglass annex that is not used as a designated area for people displaying COVID-like symptoms.
  • Entry for the staff will be on the north side of BTW. Participants will enter on the south side doors where they will be dropped off curbside.
  • There is at least one classroom empty between groups in order to avoid contact.
  • Staff will wipe common areas down that are unable to be propped open.
  • Each group will be assigned their own bathroom.

Disinfecting/Cleaning Procedures:

  • All group activities will be cleaned before and after summer youth programs start. All chairs and tables will be wiped down by Douglass Park staff.
  • Doors will be cleaned before and after summer youth programs by Douglass Park staff.
  • Bathrooms will be wiped down before, during and after the program.
  • Doors will be left open if possible to avoid being touched by multiple people.
  • Everyone will wash hands or use hand sanitizer after each activity. This mean every 30-45 minutes.
  • Each participant will receive a supply bag so they do not have to touch common materials used by multiple people.
  • Participants will not be allowed to bring in personal items. Only lunches and snacks in a disposable container.
  • Breakfast and lunch will provide lunch. Patrons will adhere to social distancing during meals.

External Interactions:

  • All deliveries will be at the Douglass annex.
  • We will not have special guests for the program.
  • We will not allow visitors in the school.
  • Drop off and pick up will be at the south side of BTW to limit people in the building.
  • All lunch and snacks will be in disposable containers.
  • A fridge will not be provide to store lunches in.
  • Douglass Park staff will not provide meals or lunch.

Customer Behaviors:

  • Enrollment will happen online or over the phone.
  • Participant parents or guardians will be asked screening questions every day at drop off.
  • Participants will be isolated if the exhibit COVID-like symptoms. If they have COVID, the will be required to isolate for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset and can be released after feverless and have 2 COVID-19 test in a row that are negative.
  • Coordinator will keep attendance.
  • No traveling will occur during summer.
  • Participants will wear masks.
  • Participants will sanitize their hands after each activity.

Group Sizes

  • All groups will have 8 kids to 2 leaders.
  • All activities are being planned to maintain 6ft between staff and participants.
  • Masks will be worn indoors and outdoors if kids are closer than 6ft.
  • All groups will be 30 ft. apart.
  • Staff will not be allowed to mingle. They will stay in their areas at all times.
  • Participants will stay in the same group throughout the summer.
  • Douglass staff will keep people who share a household in the same groups.
  • 9-12 year olds
    • Room 130 (2 staff, 8 participants)
  • 6-8 year olds
    • Room 122 (2 staff, 8 participants)
    • 120 (2 staff, 8 participants)
  • Staff with have space in Room 121

Wellness Check Questions

  1. Y or N: Have you felt feverish?
  2. Y or N: Do you have a cough?
  3. Y or N: Do you have a sore throat?
  4. Y or N: Have you been experiencing difficulty breathing or a shortness of breath?
  5. Y or N: Do you have muscle aches?
  6. Y or N: Have you had a new or unusual headache (e.g., not related to caffeine, diet, or hunger, not related to history of migraines, clusters, or tension, not typical to the individual)?
  7. Y or N: Have you noticed a new loss of taste or loss of smell?
  8. Y or N: Have you been experiencing chills or rigors (rigors: a sudden feeling of cold with shivering accompanied by a rise in temperature)?
  9. Y or N: Do you have any gastrointestinal concerns (e.g., abdominal, pain, vomiting, diarrhea)?
  10. Y or N: Is anyone in your household displaying any symptoms of COVID-19?
  11. Y or N: To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your household come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (close contacts include household contacts, intimate contacts, or contacts within 6-ft for 15 minutes or longer

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Health Monitoring

  • We will have a SYP Coordinator for the three groups. This staff member will be enforcing social distancing and masks.  They will also be the floater/ sub if needed to limit contact with other people.
  • Staff will do self-monitoring prior to reporting to work.
  • If an employee does contact COVID-19 they will isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptoms onset and can be released after feverless and feeling well for 72 and 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row.
  • Staff will report who they have come in contact with.
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