Armada Swim & Adventure Camp 

2023 Pool Use & Safety Guidelines for Covid-19 & Other Illnesses


Prior to registering for camp, each participant must read and agree to all of the following Program Guidelines.

All participants must show proof of current COVID vaccinations or submit a negative PCR test taken within 5 days of the start of camp in order to participate in the Armada Swim & Adventure Camp. 


At this time, we are following guidelines as set forth by the Albany Aquatic Center and Alameda County. As County and facility requirements change, we will revisit and revise our policies, but will continue to keep the safety of our staff and your children as our highest priority. As of the writing of these guidelines, all participants (campers & counselors) will be requested to enter and exit the building at the Aquatic Center wearing a face mask. Face masks may be removed once participants are outdoors, when they are congregating with the camp or as they prepare to enter the pool. At the beginning of each lesson time, counselors will be at the entrance to the aquatic facility to ensure that:

  • Face coverings are worn by all campers and counselors as they enter the building
  • Any line formed for entrance into the aquatic facility is maintained with adequate social distancing 

For the health and safety of our participants and staff, campers are NOT permitted to attend camp if

  • Anyone in the household has symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19 or any other widely spread virus, such as flu or RSV.
  • They have been exposed to anyone who has symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19 or any other widely spread virus, such as flu or RSV
  • They have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms listed by the CDC. 

Parents/guardians are required to ensure that campers are not running a fever and are symptom-free before attending camp each day. If your camper is showing any of the following symptoms, they must stay home and we ask that you contact the camp director to let us know of the health concerns: 

  • 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 

This list does not include all possible symptoms, but we rely on your good judgment to keep everyone at camp safe, so we require that you err on the side of greater caution. Should any camper exhibit any of these symptoms or other concerning symptoms while at camp, we will immediately isolate the participant and call their emergency contact


Testing Protocols

  • If your child is sick within 5 days before the start of their camp session with any Covid-related symptom, we ask that you present negative results of either an antigen or PCR test.
  • If your child becomes sick with any known Covid symptom(s) during their camp session, they will be permitted to return to camp only with the submission of a negative PCR or antigen test result to the Camp Director. Alternatively, a doctor’s note explaining why it is acceptable for them to return to camp without one will be considered at the discretion of the Camp Director.
  • If your child had close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid within 5 days prior to the start of camp OR once camp has started,OR if camp is notified that a child or staff in your child’s group tests positive:
    -Vaccinated children, or those who had Covid within the past 3 months, can still attend camp, monitoring for any symptoms, 

    -If they develop Covid, they will need to quarantine based on public health guidelines at that time.
    -If Covid-19-related symptoms develop, the Camp Director will need a negative Covid test result in order to return to camp. 

Campers are required to bring the following items to camp each day for themselves. In consideration of Covid-19 precautions, these items will not be provided by the camp and campers should plan to not share with one another, unless they reside in the same household.:

  • Lunch and snacks for the entire day, as well as a large refillable water bottle.. We are busy, so the kids get hungry - healthy snacks are important and, in consideration of virus precautions, we will not be providing snacks for campers. 
  • A full change of clothes for post-swimming activities and walking/hiking shoes for the day. Note that we are very active, and we are outside the whole day, so layers are important, as well as undergarments so the kids can change out of wet swimsuits. 
  • Swimsuit, towel(s), and their own practice equipment - swim caps & goggles, at a minimum.  Kick boards and training fins are also great to have, but not required
  • A face mask (please pack an extra mask in their bags for back-up)


In consideration of allowing the camper being allowed to participate in camps offered by the Albany Swim & Adventure Camp and related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges and agrees that: 

I understand, acknowledge and agree that the Team, its employees, officers, agents or volunteers shall not be liable for any injury/illness suffered by my child which is incident to and/or associated with preparing for and/or participating in this activity and I voluntarily assume all risk, known or unknown, of injuries, howsoever caused, even if caused in whole or in part by the action, inaction, or negligence, of the released parties to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and, 

I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my Player/student’s participation; and, 

I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. I have reviewed the most recent directives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and Contra Costa Health Services regarding the risks associated with Covid-19 exposure and safe practices to follow. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or based on information provided to me I will remove my swimmer from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately. Further I have informed and discussed the dangers of participation and the required rules and regulations to allow participation to my Swimmer and he/she acknowledges a full understanding of such; and, 

I, for myself and on behalf of my Swimmer, heirs, assigns, personal and representatives HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Armada Boosters Club, Inc., its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. 



I understand that at the submission of my child’s summer 2022 camp registration, it is my responsibility to email proof of vaccination to the following email address (please make note): [email protected]. I understand that their registration will not be considered complete until I have completed this step.