Plano Sports Authority alters summer camps to fit expected coronavirus guidelines

A new summer camp option will be available to a limited number of campers at the PSA1 locations in Plano, McKinney and Murphy. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
A new summer camp option will be available to a limited number of campers at the PSA1 locations in Plano, McKinney and Murphy. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A new summer camp option will be available to a limited number of campers at the PSA1 locations in Plano, McKinney and Murphy. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Plano Sports Authority is adjusting its summer camps based on predictions of the state's next regulations, which are expected to include guidance for summer camps and day cares, according to a May 7 press release from PSA.

A new four-week camp option with similarities to PSA's previous FlexiPass will begin June 1, according to the release. This option will be available to a limited number of campers at the PSA1 location in Plano, as well as locations in McKinney and Murphy.

Online registration will run until May 13, and decisions on acceptance will be made by May 20, depending on orders from the state, the release said. Additional policies and applications will be sent to those who are initially accepted after May 20.

Those who had already signed up for the summer camp with PSA will receive priority for the new program. Roughly 50 kids per building will be accepted, and daily passes will no longer be offered, per the release.

Kids will be in groups of 10 or fewer and will use every other court in order to maintain safe distancing, the release said. Camps will accommodate ages 6-13 and will run from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every weekday from June 1-26.


Campers will be expected to bring their own lunches but will be provided drinks and snacks by the sports group. Parents will not be allowed inside of PSA buildings and will have an outside drop-off and pickup point, the release said. Temperatures will be taken before staff and campers can enter or leave the building.

Camper activities will be adjusted based on state orders, but current options include basketball, soccer, volleyball, floor hockey, pillow polo, kickball, dodgeball, scooter races, futsal and other physical activities. Arts and crafts, science experiments and movies are also possibilities, the release said.

This summer’s staff will be made up of previous years’ staff and will include a mix of educators, college students and high school students as well as full-time PSA staff. All staff will be CPR-certified and will have passed a background check, according to the release.

This will be the only camp available for signup for at this time, though PSA said it is hopeful it will also have camps for July and August available further down the line.

Phone lines at each location will be open during the initial application window to answer questions from noon-4 p.m.