Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2021
As you know, our priority is always the health and safety of our campers. As such, we will be regularly updating this page to inform you of our practices and policies regarding COVID-19. We collaborate on a regular basis with local, state, national, and international agencies to remain informed and proactive as new information develops.
Summer Camp 2021 Health and Sanitation Protocols:
Social Distancing and Face Masks/Coverings
- All CDC guidelines for social and physical distancing will be implemented.
- Masks will be worn by all staff.
- All campers must bring their own face masks/coverings to camp.
- Face masks/coverings will be worn by campers as necessary.
- Campers will be placed in small groups or pods during their time at camp.
- There will be no large group gatherings
- Camp activities will take place outside, in open air, except for unsafe weather conditions.
- Camper groups will then have designated indoor spaces.
Safety Protocols for Cabin Life
We will operate at a lesser capacity in our cabins and lodges than we would in a typical summer. This helps with smaller group sizes in indoor spaces and helps create optimal sleeping arrangements. Campers will be asked to sleep head to foot, which happens in a typical summer as required by our DOH. When in their cabin/lodge spaces, campers and staff will be required to wear masks at all times except when sleeping, showering or brushing their teeth. We will be spending as much time as possible programming outside with limited indoor spaces.
Daily Health Screenings
- Daily health screenings including a temperature check will be given to campers and staff before leaving their lodging each morning.
- Temperature Check – Temperatures will be taken once a day. Any camper with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to attend camp until they have been fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
- Any camper experiencing the following symptoms before arriving to camp, will not be able to immediately attend camp: fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, or lethargy.
- If a camper or staff develops a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or is showing signs/symptoms of illness while at camp, they will be quarantined/isolated at the wellness center for 12 hours to monitor. If fever or symptoms are still present after 12 hours, we will ask the family to come pick up their child immediately. Families will have 12 hours to come pick up their child. If testing is available, we will perform a test immediately and await the results. Families of the camper and any direct contacts will be notified.
- Hand washing will be required after each activity.
- Hand Sanitizer will be readily available around camp.
- Frost Valley uses cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved to be effective against COVID-19 in addition to other viruses, bacteria and other airborne/bloodborne pathogens. Public spaces as well as camp materials/equipment will be disinfected.
Protecting Public Health
- If a camper tested positive for Covid-19, they would need to be picked up or leave camp property within 12 hours. Frost Valley would use contact tracing to determine others that could be potentially at risk and contact all families this could involve.
- If a staff member tests positive and lives within a 4 hour drive, we will ask that staff member to leave camp property as soon as they are able to. They will not be able to come back to Frost Valley until they have 3 straight days being symptom free without medication and have 2 negative tests. If a staff member lives more than 4 hours away, they will be housed in one of our isolation spaces and will follow the same protocols listed above.