Safety is our number-one priority this summer, and we need your help to ensure a safe and fun summer. Our goal is to have the most “normal” summer possible. Procedures will be in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 to other campers and staff. Please know that, in addition to best practices in camping, state and local health guidance and restrictions may change our operations, and what we envision for safety now in the planning stages may need to change before or during summer camp. Do not take these safety measures as final, but rather as some things you and your camper might experience this summer. We will communicate a final safety plan sometime in May.
What will I need to monitor before arriving to camp?
We will require you to monitor your camper’s health for 14 days before their camp session begins. This will include daily temperature checks and symptom checks. As always, there is a health check on the first day of overnight camp as well.
How will camper check-in and pick-up be different?
People will be asked to wait in their vehicles upon arrival until they are escorted to begin check-in so that registration is not a congested line. We request that limited persons be brought in dropping off your camper and prefer that only one adult drop-off a camper(s). We also encourage mailing in health forms and canteen deposits prior to reduce check-in wait times. The closing program will be for campers only this year, and pickup will function in very much the same way drop-off does, where parents will wait until a Camp staff person escorts a camper to the parent/guardian.
What changes have been made to the program?
As always, we’ll be spending as much time outside as possible. There won’t be any large cabin groups this year. There will never be more than 8 campers per cabin group. We’re also giving campers flexibility to eat outdoors with their cabin group whenever possible.
Our current plan is that face coverings will be worn in any large-group indoor gatherings and joint cabin activities appropriate for face coverings. We’ll be doing lots of cleaning throughout the week in shared spaces and commonly touched surfaces. All campers will have daily temperature checks and counselors will ask each camper about symptoms on a daily basis. We’re going to focus our activities on doing as many cabin group activities as possible. Any large-group activities will be adjusted to accommodate mitigation efforts.