COVID -19 Updates
Coronavirus Action Plan
Based on the CDC camp guidelines, we are excited to communicate our current Safe Camp Standards (below). We will also keep these procedures updated as to the frequently changing recommendations and requirements from both the CDC and Governor’s office. Our intention is to open our camps with confidence and commitment to the highest standards of health.
Safe Camp Standards for Summer 2022:
- All activities and procedures will be adjusted to limit sharing of items such as toys, belongings, supplies, and equipment.
- Cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be heightened beyond our typical high standards to help prevent the spread of infectious disease. We have identified high-contact surfaces /areas and have scheduled times throughout each day when we will thoroughly clean these.
- We ask that parents or visitors remain outside the campgrounds as much as possible. If a camper needs special attention at drop off, we will work with parents to ensure a great experience.
- We will follow the CDC guidelines for when a camper/youth volunteer/staff with COVID symptoms, suspected symptoms, or exposure may return to camp. We ask that if any child or staff member exhibits any one of symptoms listed below – which the CDC lists as common symptoms of COVID and/or flu - he/she must remain home.
· Fever (100.4 or higher)
· New loss of taste or smell
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Sore throat
· Runny nose or congestion
· Muscle pain or body aches
· Nausea or vomiting
- Also note, if a child tested positive, they have to stay home for 5 days.
- If the child was in close contact with positive case but is fully vaccinated and have no symptoms, the child does not need to quarantine.
- If the child is not vaccinated, he/she need to stay home for 5 days and have a negative result before returning to camp.
There are two exceptions for the above:
- For any symptom that can be explained by a preexisting condition, such as asthma or allergies, please inform us. If there is no cause for concern of a contagious illness, the person can remain at Camp.
- If the person is showing only ONE of the following 7 SHORT-TERM symptoms for COVID that begins and resolves in less than a 24-hour period, he/she may return to Camp the next day and without the need for a COVID test, if the short-term symptom has resolved and there was no close-contact of someone with COVID-19. These 7 short-term symptoms are: Fatigue; Sore throat; Headache; Diarrhea; Runny nose or congestion; Muscle pain or body aches; Nausea or vomiting.
- We will encourage participants to stop the spread of germs, including making hand sanitizer/hand washing available at every activity. We will also employ scheduled breaks throughout the day where we make everyone wash their hands. Campers are welcome to bring their own small container of hand sanitizer.
- To prepare for the potential of program attendees or staff developing signs OR being exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, we prepared a response plan that addresses all health official guidelines and includes communication with staff/ families/ and local health jurisdiction.
We are thrilled to welcome you and make amazing summer camp memories with you!