While we are preparing for the upcoming camp season with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, here is some valuable information to consider. No matter your decision about attending camp this summer, it's the right one for your family.
1. There will be updated guidelines and processes at camp. These updates are detailed below and include mask wearing, social distancing, and specific changes to activities, meals, and sleeping accommodations. Make sure your camper is prepared to handle these changes and is ready to follow directions from camp staff as we will be taking these updates very seriously.
2. Your camper will be around other campers and staff from across the council and will be in close contact with the campers and staff in her program/unit. The summer camp experience fosters valuable opportunities to meet people from different geographic areas, including other towns and states.
3. We are preparing to use many strategies to prevent transmission of COVID-19, but we can't guarantee that your child won't come into contact with COVID-19 at camp. We are aware that some campers or family members may be at higher risk for COVID-19 complications, and we recommend that these families contact their medical provider to assess the risk of attending summer camp.
A healthy camp begins at home and requires a commitment from everyone. For the safety of our camp community, we are asking you to partner with us before checking in at camp by:
• Wearing masks and practicing social distancing when you are outside of your household.
• Limiting your camper's and family's contact with people outside of your household for two weeks prior to your camper's session.
• Taking your camper's temperature daily for the week prior to your camper's session.
• Being honest with us if your camper or someone in your household develops any COVID-19 symptoms, has exposure to COVID-19, or tests positive with COVID-19 themselves.
Campers and staff are not permitted at camp if any of the following is true:
• They or anyone in their household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
• They have had a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the past 14 days.
• They have shown any COVID-19 symptoms including any chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) in the past 14 days.
• They have had known contact with a person who has COVID-19.
For everyone's health and safety, we cannot make exceptions, and we thank you in advance for your not asking our staff to do so. If any of these statements apply, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can work with your family to find the best solution and, if possible, transfer your camper to a later session.
All campers will be required to complete a health prescreening prior to camp. Details will be sent prior to your camper's session on how to complete and return the prescreening. This will include taking and recording your camper's temperature and answering health screening questions. Camp staff will follow-up with camper families who report symptoms, a fever, or exposure.