2021 COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

 

 

Communication

Our website is kept up-to-date with current health and safety practices and is the best place for campers and families to find the information they need.

 

Physical Distancing

Campers and unvaccinated CITs who are members of the same cohort or team maintain a 3’ distance from each other, both indoors and outdoors, whenever possible.  Cohorts maintain a 6’ distance from other cohorts.  Visitors, such as parents at drop off and pick up or community members attending our end-of-camp finales, are reminded to maintain physical distance as well.

 

Masks

Campers and unvaccinated CITs should bring one to two clean masks to camp each day.  Masks should have two or more layers of breathable, washable fabric, have ear or head loops and a metal nose piece that creates a snug fit with no gaps. Bandanas or other tube style masks without ear or head ties are not allowed. Masks should be able to remain on the camper or CIT’s person at all times so they are immediately accessible as needed (i.e., looped over the wrist or stored in a pocket.)

 

All campers, CITs and Leadership Team members, regardless of vaccination status, will wear masks at all times indoors.  If there is a need to be unmasked indoors (i.e. taking a water break) a 6’ physical distance will be maintained for the duration of the unmasked period.  Masks are not required when outdoors, provided physical distancing of at least 3’ is largely maintained (i.e., playing a game and briefly running past each other unmasked is fine, directly sitting side by side to eat is not.)

 

Modified Layouts and Processes

The use of the spaces at camp are modified to allow for as much unidirectional flow of movement, physical distancing, and spatial barriers as possible.

 

Hand Hygiene

All campers, CITs and staff are encouraged to use good hand hygiene throughout the program.  All staff members have small spray bottles of hand sanitizer on their person for camper and CIT use. The camp has numerous large containers of hand sanitizer out and available for use at any time. 

 

Cleaning and Disinfecting

In addition to our regular camp cleaning protocols, high-touch surfaces and materials are cleaned and disinfected daily. Hand washing and/or sanitizing is encouraged before and after touching shared objects.

 

Ventilation

Indoor ventilation at camp is increased this year through the use of open windows, circulation fans, and new filters in ceiling air purifiers.

 

Symptoms

Staff, CITs and campers must report any new or unexplained symptom of COVID-19 if one arises during our time together. An example of an explained symptom is something pre-existing, such as asthma or allergies. The person with an unexplained symptom will remain masked, be supervised but removed from contact with the larger group, and be sent home with a parent to be tested for COVID-19. The person can return to camp once they have tested negative, at least 24 hours have passed since their last fever, their symptoms have improved and they’ve had no risk factor for COVID-19 exposure over the prior 10 days. The person’s cohort will be moved to another area so that the original cohort location can be closed for 24 hours and fully cleaned and disinfected.

 

Other Things to Know:

  • Snack is provided to all campers and CITs upon arrival.  It is served picnic or family style with serving utensils provided.  Snack will occur outdoors whenever possible and a 3′-6′ physical distance will be maintained.