Pods can be made up of a maximum of five kids, from any number of families, when a parent is home. Some local restrictions apply if a parent/guardian is not home:

CA - Counselors can supervise up to 5 kids from two different families with no parent present.
DC - Counselors can supervise up to 5 kids from any number of families with no parent present.
IL - Counselors can supervise up to 3 kids from any number of families with no parent present. (Exceptions can be made up to 4 kids. Ask your local director for more info.)
NJ - Counselors can supervise up to 5 kids from any number of families with no parent present.
NY - Counselors can supervise up to 5 kids from two different families with no parent present.
VA - Counselors can supervise up to 4 kids from any number of families with no parent present.

If a pod consists of more than five campers, one staff member for every five campers will be required and an adult will need to be home. Pods cannot have more than ten campers and two staff. 

If a pod consists of less than five kids, that is fine but the daily rate does not change. In a situation where there will only be one camper with a counselor, there must be an adult present in the home (though they don’t need to be in the same room the whole time).

Families are encouraged to partner with at least one other family to make it most engaging for campers. It is also helpful for kids and staff when children are of similar ages and/or attend the same school and/or have similar distance learning schedules and requirements so those efforts can be coordinated and the children can encourage each other. All families are required to sign waivers and agreements ahead of time before we can provide service to their children.