COVID Policies

Link to our full set of 2020 COVID Policies

Here is a summary about how we maximized safety in 2020. We will update these policies accordingly in 2021 based on new guidance from the local board of health and State.

  • We will comply with all Phase II and Phase III regulations from the Governor’s office.
  • We will maintain groups of 10 campers and 2 coaches each week in phase II and up to 25 campers + coaches in phase III (although we will generally keep these groups smaller than the phase III limits) – campers will not be exposed to other groups to minimize potential exposures across groups.
  • We will operate outside only (and only use inside for emergency shelter) – camp will be cancelled on inclement weather days. We will ask parents to pick up children early if we anticipate big storms coming through.
  • Parents and campers will wear masks during drop-off and pickup.
  • Coaches will wear masks when providing instruction and within 6 feet of campers (in line with requirements)
  • Within the Governor’s guidelines, campers will generally not need to wear masks during the day unless we need to go inside for emergency shelter or cannot socially distance. We will develop the majority of our games and drills in line with promoting social distancing.
  • We will stagger drop-off to allow for health screening by our health care supervisors.
  • We will set up hand wash stations for use prior to lunch and snack, after bathroom use or any other time hands may get potentially exposed. We will also have hand sanitizer readily available.
  • We will have a dedicated staff member clean common spaces (i.e., port-a-potties, hand wash stations) regularly throughout the day with EPA-approved cleaner to disinfect.
  • We will need to shut down a particular group but not necessarily the whole camp (as we will minimize exposures across groups) if any child or coach in that group has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You can help us too – please strictly follow these screening criteria for attending camp. If any of these are true, you should not send your camper to camp, and we will verbally ask these during drop off each day.
  • Today or in the past 24 hours, have you or any household members had any of the following symptoms?
  • Fever (temperature of 100.0F or above), felt feverish, or had chills?
  • Cough?
  • Sore throat?
  • Difficulty breathing?
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)?
  • Fatigue? (Fatigue alone should not exclude a child from participation.)
  • Headache? New loss of smell/taste?
  • New muscle aches?
  • Any other signs of illness
  • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known to be infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?