We certainly understand that every family has a different comfort level during this pandemic. With the help of our camp nurses, the camp doctor and following the guidelines of the CDC and American Camp Association, we feel we can provide a safe summer experience. There is always going to be a risk of contracting COVID, but we feel we had minimized this risk as best we can. If you do not feel comfortable, you may cancel your summer 2020 registration.
Please email or the call the camp and let us know you would like to cancel. If you cancel your session that we are still planning to run, our normal cancellation policy still exists. There is a $55 cancellation fee, but if you cancel within two weeks of your session, you will get the remaining balance refunded. We are not able to hold registrations over until 2021.
At this moment, we do plan to run traditional Whippoorwill transportation. We are awaiting some additional guidelines to help best plan for this. As of now, we will require all campers and staff to wear masks while on the bus. We will also spread campers out on the bus. If you feel more comfortable driving your camper to camp, we strongly encourage you to do so. We are working on procedures for on-site drop off and pick up and will share them closer to the summer.
In a normal summer, dens are divided by grade and we do our best to pair campers up with their preferred den request as well as other school friends. This summer will be the same. We are also looking into ways to divide campers up by activity preference, but we have not made any decisions regarding that at this time.
Bear Cubs will maintain 6 campers and 1 staff member for a total of 7
Log Cabin will maintain 8 campers and 1 staff member for a total of 9
Teepee will maintain 8-9 campers and 1 staff member for a total of 9-10
Teepee Elders will maintain 9 campers and 1 staff member for a total of 10
Trailblazers will maintain 8 campers and 2 staff members for a total 10
When you arrive at your bus stop, you will line up socially distanced from other camp families or you can wait in your car. When it is your turn, the counselor will take your child’s temperature using a government approved infrared thermometer. All staff will be trained on proper usage by camp nurse. The counselor will record the temperature. The counselor will then ask the parent/guardian the following screening questions and record the answers:
1. Have you had a fever in the last 14 days?
2. Have you, or anyone in your household, had any symptoms (fever of 100.4°F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, vomiting, etc.) in the last 14 days?
3. Have you been in contact with someone who is positive for Covid-19 in the last 7 days?
4. Have you taken any fever reducing medication today?
A similar screening process will be conducted if the camper is driven out to camp by their parent/guardian.
Probably the biggest adjustment for our campers will be the way our daily schedule is run. We are working hard with our programming staff to create a schedule that still allows campers the freedom to choose while maintaining their den groups. This may mean more compromise with their peers, but we find this to be a valuable character-building trait. We hope to allow campers to vote within their group on how to spend their activity periods and to make sure all campers are getting to do their favorite things. We will update more as we continue to work on this new schedule.