Covid Information Page
The Need for Camp
We believe kids need camp more than ever. Sure, camp will look different this due to the the needed health and safety protocols we will be adding, described below, but we guarantee it will be fun for the kids.
Communicable Disease Plan
We are currently planning and revising our plans as the evolving climnate changes. We will publsih our plans and keep them updated.
We will be holding several Town Halls before camp to address parent and camper concerns. Ourt administartive and medical staff will attend. These Town Halls will be scheduled several times before our first session.
Our staff has been attending conferences, consulting with camp professionals, and carefully devising detailed plans. The Association of Camp Nurses and American Camping Association is providing contunuous guidance as the climate changes. They have a created a detailed road map for how to operate this summer. Our chaarge is to implement. the plan.
Covid Mitigation Strategies
Our plan will describe our proactive strategies for how to deal with all the implications realted to the Coronavirus and Covid 19. There will be guidelines for famlies and staff before staff mebers and campers arrive, policies and procedures for campers and staff while at camp, specific medical protocols for testing, surveling, assesing, monitoring, diagnosing campers and staff. Finally, we will know what action steps to take if anyone at camp is identified postive for Covid.
Snap-shot of Communicable Disease Plan
Pre-screening and quarantining procedures for staff and campers before arrival * 10-14 day quarantined pre-camp staff training * new check-in/check-out procedures for campers * testing protocols and health monitoring before and during camp * Covid mitigation strategies: cohorting campers in small groups * masking * distancing * handwashiong stations * sanitation * ventilation * creating isolation / quarantine facilities * staff will not be able to leave the site during time off * new infrastructure built a and used: hand washing sinks, picnic tables for outdoor eating * policies and procedures for eating meals by cohort * additional on-site living space for isolation, quarantine and adult staff * program adaptations and new equipment * hiring extra staff * and more!
Our Medical Team
1. Full time on-site RN
2. Full time on-site Nurse Assistant
3. Camp Medical Director, Pediatrican
The Evolving Context of the Pandemic
We will adapt our plan as the new information and data become available.
Vaccinating Staff (we expect all camp staff to be identified as essential workers and largely vaccinated)
The latest data on transmission of the virus
Ohio State Guidelines for Residential Camps
Ohio's state guidelines for residential camps have not been revaluated since June 2020. They may not be revisted. We do not know.
At present we are only permitted to have 10 people in a cabin cohort. The cohort travels alone through camp and does not mix with the larger camp poluation at close range.
Therefore, we have decreased the number of allocated camper spots and are only offering: two two-week sessions * several one week off-site adventure camps * and several family-camp options. This was done in order to meet current state guidelines for residential camps.
Our Promise: Honest and Clear Communication
Will there be Covid at Camp? We cannot guarantee there won't be. Therefore, we are planning for that possibility despite all the extensive preparation and the mitigation strategies we will be using.
We will be ready if we identify a positive case. In this climate, that's what you have to do to be prepared. Above all, as we approach decisions about your children’s safety we promise to be honest, open and straightforward.
Zoom Town Halls
As the summer approaches we will be setting up Zoom Town Halls to answer any questions you and your and kids may have. Dates will be published on this page, and through email, text and social media.
More questions? Joe, the director, is glad to talk anytime.