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Posted by Jack Shitama ● Sat, Jun 19, 2021 @ 07:06 AM

COVID Updates June 16

COVID FAQ BlogWe are excited that summer camp is back.  You're probably wondering what summer camp will look like this year, and what kinds of COVID procedures will be required. As you may know, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Maryland Department of Health is subject to change, but we are able to offer some updates about what you can expect. 

We’ve had to modify operations to do things as safely as possible, using the latest CDC guidance and the most recent directive from the Maryland Department of Health. We will continue to communicate changes as guidance and state requirements are updated.*

Here's what we can share right now:

  • Overnight Campers will remain in cohorts with their counselor and other cabinmates.

    • Overnight campers may remain unmasked whenever they are outdoors and not in contact with anyone outside their cohort.

    • Campers will not be required to wear a mask while sleeping.

  • Day campers may remain unmasked when they are outside and can maintain at least three feet of distance from other campers. This should be possible for most of our activities.

  • We will be conducting daily screenings to check for COVID-19 symptoms. A symptomatic camper will be sent home and asked to get a COVID test ASAP.

    • In the event of a suspected case, fully vaccinated campers in the cohort may remain at camp.

    • Unvaccinated campers in the cohort will be sent home to quarantine if the nurse, using an MDH decision matrix, determines it to be necessary OR if the symptomatic camper receives a positive test result.

  • CDC guidance recommends campers follow these guidelines for domestic travel, both before and after camp.

  • Please do not bring your camper to camp if:

    • your camper has COVID 19 symptoms.

    • your camper tests positive within three days of scheduled arrival.

    • In either case, we will issue a full refund.

Finally, the available data show that the best way to protect campers and those around them is to get the COVID vaccine, which is now available for children ages 12 and up. We understand this is a personal decision. We will be doing all we can on our end to have a great summer. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and concerns.

*Camp operations are licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and the information provided is based on the most recent standards. We will continue to communicate updates as we adjust our policies based on changing guidance. 

Campers will remain masked when indoors even after the Maryland State of Emergency is lifted July 1. This is mostly when entering and leaving the dining hall, as well as when they are getting their food. We have made this decision because so many of our campers will be under 12 and therefore unvaccinated.

Have a question we didn't answer? Contact Us!

While we are not physically in the office all the time, we are monitoring our Help Chat on our website M-F, 9 AM - 4 PM. You can also reach out to us via our Contact Us page, and the appropriate staff person will respond via email. 

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!

Topics: Camp, Parenting, COVID-19