Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees and hours?
The cost is $1200 per 3 week SESSION. We meet at 9:00 at the Java Hut, which is in the parking lot of Good Earth in downtown Fairfax. Pick up is at 2:00 at Robson Harrington Park, 237 Crescent Rd. San Anselmo.
How old does my child need to be to attend camp?
Seven and up is usually the age range for our summer camp, but we have been known to take little shredders as young as five. Our equipment prerequisites are that your child's bike must have 24 inch wheels or larger and they have to have at least 2 chainrings in the front to be able to manage the terrain that they are going to encounter.
What is the minimum skill level?
All skill levels are welcome!
Beginner Riders: confident on the road but have a little experience on the dirt.
Intermediate Riders: comfortable on fire roads and can ride most hills without stopping.
Advanced Riders: experienced on single track like Camp Tamarancho and China Camp
What size bike does my child need?
Well, due to our hilly terrain, kids need 24" wheels and at least two chainrings in the front to have enough gears to make it doable. If you carefully watch your child as they are riding and you see that when their leg is at the bottom of their pedal stroke their leg is more than slightly bent, it might be time to raise the seat. But never raise the seat over the limit. If you have to do that, it is time to get a new bike! If you have any questions you can ask us or your local bike shop. Please have your child's bike SAFETY CHECKED several weeks before camp to be sure it is in good running order. Most local bike shops will do this for free but make an appointment well in advance as it's a busy time of the year for them.
What does my child need on their bike ride?
Other than a bike in good running order, they need a HELMET that fits them properly. This means that it is tight enough on their head that when they shake it, it doesn't move around and the chin strap only offers room for two fingers between the chin and the strap; GLOVES are a must for not only comfort but also protection, and same for GLASSES. To stay hydrated they will need a 2 LITER HYDRATION PACK OR CAMELBACK, large enough to carry a PACKED LUNCH and SNACKS (with no hard containers, as they are bulky), an INNERTUBE (that fits their bike), SUNSCREEN that they can self-administer, a CLEAN BANDANA OR CLOTH MASK, personal supply of HAND SANITIZER AND SANITIZING WIPES, and a light STUFFABLE-JACKET for cold mornings.
Please be sure tires are pumped, sunscreen is applied, and camelback is filled with water.
What should my child be wearing?
In addition to the helmet, gloves and glasses mentioned above, we suggest wearing bike shorts (with regular shorts over is optional), and a short sleeve shirt or jersey with a stuffable warm layer over for the cooler mornings. Later it can be stuffed into their backpack -so, no bulky hoodies but a light fleece, rain jacket or wind breaker works well.
What if I have to cancel?
Refunds will not be available due to illness or change of heart. If County Shelter-In-Place (SIP) guidelines become more restrictive and prevent camp from running prior to the start of camp you will get a refund. There is no refund for days in which camp is prevented from operating due to inclement weather, red flag warning days and trail closures.
What do I need to know about the guidelines regarding Covid-19?
Accommodations made by Bike Adventures for Kids based on County of Marin Guidelines for Summer Camps & Youth Activities
A written COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan that incorporates and addresses all applicable Best Practices is provided on our website and personnel comply with these requirements. (This is addressed in the next "Frequently Asked Question").
Best practices to prevent the spread of infection that are applicable to this camp include:
Camp operations must be carried out in stable groups consisting of 12 or fewer children, which means that the same 12 or fewer children must remain in the same group each day and for at least 3 consecutive weeks. Each Camp program shall operate for a minimum of at least 3 weeks in order to ensure that children remain in stable groups as required by these Best Practices. Children from the same family or household unit must be included in the same stable group within our program, to the greatest extent possible.
Children may not move or change from one Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, or Sports Camp to another more frequently than every 3 weeks.
Children may not attend more than one Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, or Sports Camp simultaneously.
Stable groups shall not mix with other stable groups
Personnel will not serve more than one stable group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the camp.
If multiple stable groups are attending camp, staggered arrival and/or dismissal times will be used.
Participants are encouraged to avoid carpooling to and from camp.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to maintain social distancing at drop-off and pick-up.
Every child’s temperature will be taken at the beginning of each day, and at any time during the day if there is a concern that child may have a fever.
Children must stay home when they are sick. If a child has a new cough or other illness symptoms, they may not come to camp even if they have no fever. It is not uncommon for people, including children, with COVID-19 to have cough without fever, especially early in the course of illness. If a child show signs of respiratory illness (a new cough, complaints of sore throat, or shortness of breath), a fever of 100°F or above, they should be safely isolated with Personnel, and must be sent home as soon as possible.
Children under 12 are not required to wear cloth face coverings and especially not when actively engaged in physical activity . If children under 12 wear a cloth face covering they shall always be actively monitored by Personnel. Personnel will wear cloth face coverings when appropriate.
Children and staff will be taught how to properly wash hands, how to use hand sanitizer, how to cover coughs and sneezes, not to touch their face and the proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings.
Children and staff will be taught how to use a tissue when using the handle to flush the toilet/out house.
While this camp does not normally share equipment, if there is an occasion shared equipment is used, Personnel will sanitize it daily at minimum.
Families will apply sunscreen to child before arrival to camp and supply child with a back up supply to be self administered by that child as needed. Personnel will carry spray on sunscreen to be applied without contact as needed with the prior approval of parents.
Families will provide ample water in hydration packs prior to coming to camp. Verification with parks and water districts will be done to ensure safe access to drinking water is provided. Personnel will assist children by safely refillining water bottles and/or hydration packs for campers. If parks make water unavailable, this camp will independently provide access to safe water.
Families will prepare packed lunches and snacks from home.
Proper hand sanitizing before and after eating will be practiced.
A communications plan for the families includes a text message, phone call or email to the emergency contact number provided by the parent/guardian. It is understood that both parties will treat all information as private information. Private information should not be shared with anyone else, not to be shared on social media or with the general media.
Where a conflict exists between this guidance and any state, local, or federal public health order related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including, without limitation, the Site-Specific Protection Plan, the most restrictive provision controls.
Where do I find the Covid-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan for this camp? ...right here...
COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection
Business Name: BIKE ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
Facility Address: 4 Francis Ave, San Anselmo CA 94960
This COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) was most recently updated on: 5/23/2020
The person(s) responsible for implementation of this Plan is:
Name: Laura Childress Title: Owner/Director
I, Laura Childress, certify that all employees have been provided a copy of it and have reviewed it and received training as required in this SPP.
Individual Control Measures and Screenings
All employees are provided with temperature and/or symptom screenings at the beginning of their shift. The individual conducting the temperature/ symptom screening will avoid close contact with employees to the extent possible. Both screeners and employees wear face coverings during each screening. Screening follows CDC Guidelines.
Employees are provided with all required protective equipment (i.e., face coverings) and the employer ensures this equipment is worn properly at all times.
Face coverings are required when employees are in the vicinity of others. Face coverings are not shared.
Employees take reasonable measures to communicate with attendees when they should use face coverings.
Employees who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and Centers for Disease Control guidelines will be followed for when that employee can return to work
Types of protective equipment provided to employees at this worksite location include:
Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available for use when appropriate.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
Hand sanitizer will be provided when indoor plumbing is not available.
Sanitizing supplies are provided to promote employees’ personal hygiene. This may include tissues, alcohol based hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes.
Physical Distancing Guidelines
Due to the nature of operating an outdoor cycling camp, physical distance is easily maintained since spacing of at least 6 feet is naturally created between a bikes. Personnel will also maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet when off bikes as well.
Notification of COVID-19 Positive Case at your Worksite
County of Marin Public Health will be notified of all positive COVID-19 cases.
If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, Marin County Public Health will provide assistance in the assessment of potential worksite exposures, and any recommended testing, quarantine, or isolation instruction
Employers and employees are aware that they can call Marin Public Health if a suspected exposure has occurred at 415-473-7191
Training Employees have been trained on the following topics
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the virus.
Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks using CDC guidelines.
The importance of not coming to work if employees have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The importance of seeking medical attention if an employees’ symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage.
The vulnerability of older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, and the need to practice particular caution to protect these groups.
The importance of frequent hand washing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when employees cannot get to a sink or hand washing station, per CDC guidelines).
Manufacturer’s directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use of personal hygiene and cleaning products.
The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time (see Physical Distancing section above).
Proper use of face coverings, including:
Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment (PPE).
Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
The importance of washing and/or sanitizing hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Face coverings to be washed after each shift.
Compliance and Documentation
This organization’s procedures and protocols are regularly reviewed for compliance with this Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) and any deficiencies are documented and corrected.
All new business operations will continue to be accessible to consumers and employees with disabilities, complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III which covers private business entities.