COVID INFO PAGE

The Need for Camp

We believe kids need camp more than ever. Sure, camp will look different this summer due to the the needed health and safety protocols we will be adding, generally described below, but we guarantee it will be fun for the kids.

There is no perfect plan but, we promise to do our very best to keep your child safe.

Our Covid Playbook - Summer 2022

Last Updated 5/26/22

Our COVID PLAYBOOK is currently available on the homepage. This is a LIVING DOCUMENT (in other words it is fluid and may change) The playbook describes in detail how we will be running camp.

Look at the PLAYBOOK to see how we are running camp.

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 and are ready with contingency plans. We will adapt our plans as new information, data and recommendations for best practices become available. Above all, as we approach decisions about your children’s safety we promise to be honest, open and straightforward.

Our Medical Team

1. Full time on-site RN, Katie April Brunner

2. Camp Medical Director, Pediatrican, on call 24 hours a day, Dr. Erick Kauffman

Research

Our staff has been attending conferences, consulting with camp professionals, and carefully devising detailed plans. The Alliance for Camp Health and American Camping Association are providing continuous guidance as the climate changes. They have a created a detailed road map for how to operate this summer. Our charge is to follow and implement the plan.

Covid Mitigation Strategies

Our plan will describe specific proactive strategies for how to deal with all the implications of the Coronavirus and Covid 19 in the unique context of overnight camp.

There will be guidelines for famlies, campers and staff before they arrive to camp, policies and procedures for campers and staff while at camp, specific medical protocols for testing, surveilling, assesing, monitoring, and diagnosing campers and staff. Finally, we will share the specific action steps we will take if anyone at camp is identified postive for Covid.

Testing Plan

We are requiring that you get your camper a PCR test within a window of 48 hours before arriving at camp. We will need documentation of the test. If your child's test comes back positive, they will not be permitted into camp on drop off day. You will need to consult with our medical team and you to determne the next steps.

We will administer a Binax Now rapid test to your camper at the gate upon drop off.

4 to 5 days into your camper's session, we will give everyone at camp a Binax Now Rapid Test. Results appear in 15 minutes.

Any positive result will result in an immediate camper pick-up from camp. That camper will be isolated and quarantined until pick-up. We will communicate with all parents and carefully monitor the sympotms of all kids and staff who have been close contacts with the confirmed positive case.

Vaccinating Staff

We are strongly encouraging all of our staff to be vaccinated. At present, all of them are.

Refund Policy

1. If, for reasons related to the COVID pandemic, the camp decides to completely shut down, you will receive a prorated refund based on number of days attended.

2. You will NOT receive a refund if your child tests positive for COVID for the pre camp test we require, for the test administered upon drop off at our gate or for any test administered at camp during a session. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY THE INSURANCE POLICY AVAILABLE THROUGH ULTRACAMP TO PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

3. If it is determined by our medical team that your child has a confirmed positive case of COVID while at camp, they will have to be picked up and taken home. We will not have the resources to isolate, quarantine and care for them for the 5 days required by the CDC guidance. We cannot refund your tuition in this case. We strongly encourage you to buy camper insurance to protect yourself against this possibility.

4. If it is determined by our medical team that your unvaccinated child has been a close contact to a confirmed positive case of COVID while at camp, they will have to be picked up and taken home. We will not have the resources to isolate, quarantine and care for them for the 5 days required by the CDC guidance. We cannot refund your tuition in this case. We strongly encourage you to buy camper insurance to protect yourself against this possibility.

More questions?

Joe, the director, is glad to talk anytime.

Here's to healthy summer!

Joe Mendes

216.849.9395

joe@camprooseveltfirebird.com