How to have a safe and spooky Halloween in 2020

October 26, 2020


It’s the Halloween season, which means one of our favorite nights of the year is finally here – Beggar’s Night!

This annual Halloween tradition is one that we know our campers look forward to but with COVID-19 cases still on the rise in many central Iowa communities, it’s important to make sure you are taking the necessary steps to keep yourself and your family safe this Halloween season.

To help make your life a little easier, we’ve outlined some trick-or-treating safety tips and provided links to some of the spooky activities you can do at home if you choose to stay in!

Trick-or-treating Safety Tips:

    1. Wear a mask! Remember, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth face mask.
    2. Bring hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
    3. Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before you enjoy any Halloween treats!
    4. Stay 6 feet away from people who don’t live in the same house as you.
    5. If you’re planning on handing out treats at your house, make sure you wash your hands before handling them. Also, consider pre-packaging them into grab bags and setting them outside rather than handing it out from a bowl.

For even more Halloween safety tips and information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.

If you’re planning to stay in this year, you can still have a great time trying out some of these spooky activities:

Whether you decide to stay in this year or go trick-or-treating, we hope you and your family have a Spooktacular Halloween and if you’re missing camp – register for one of our fall day camps on October 30, November 2, and November 3!