Please know that summer will be very different this year, but our goal is to continue being a positive place for kids who need it more than ever. Here is some information for you to know as we prepare for this summer:
- Staff and campers will have health screenings, temperature checks upon arrival and throughout the week. We will conduct multiple temperature checks each day. Temperatures must be below 100.4
- Screen questions before attending camp.
- Has anyone in your household been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Has anyone in your house been contacted by the Health Department and been asked to quarantine?
- Has anyone in your household had symptoms of respiratory illness (shortness of breath, fever, cough)?
- Does anyone in the household have any other signs of communicable illness such as: flushed cheeks, chills, repeated shaking with chills, headache, decreased appetite, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, sore throat or loss of taste or smell?
- Does your child require any medication? Have any physical limitations? If yes, please complete a camper medication form. Or visit with our nurses.
- Check-in and check-out will be staggered, and we ask families to remain in the vehicle. They will drive thru our check in process and luggage drop off.
- Activities this summer will be done in cabin groups. Cabin or family groups will travel, eat, and do activities together and be a family cohort.
- There will not be classes or choice activities. We will instead offer these as part of our cabin activities.
- We will not have large group games or pool parties, and usage of the pool will be considered a cabin activity.
- We will not gather in large groups for chapel or campfires. We are instead planning some creative ways to have campfires and chapel in small groups.
- Medication flow will happen in a different space than inside the infirmary. We will only have sick campers and those with injuries in infirmary. We will use the isolation rooms, and reserve one cabin space as an isolation space.
- If a camper is not feeling well, or has a fever, they will need to be picked up by their family.
- We are working with the local health department to be ready if a camper or staff member were to show symptoms. They will work with the families and camp.
- We will communicate any health concerns at camp to families.
- The dining hall will operate in shifts so we can serve smaller numbers. There will be no camper self-service — our kitchen and camp staff will serve food.
- We have an extensive sanitation plan.
- There will be a lot of handwashing, and then more — and more, and more, and so on!
- We will sanitize surfaces at camp as they are used throughout the day. Some items and areas will be cleaned daily, some multiple times a day. We will train staff on new cleaning/sanitation practices.
- There will be a smaller number of campers this summer.
- Our staff are encouraged to recieve the vaccine.
As guidance is updated from the American Camp Association and the North Carolina Health Department we will adjust our plans. We are following their guidance in mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing.
Camp is a positive place in everyone’s lives and you are a part of our family. This is an important summer. Thank you for all you do for camp. Be your best self!