What will Summer 2022 look like at Whippoorwill?

  • It is our goal to return to full capacity and host a summer with free choice activities. We will consult with our medical staff, the CDC, and American Camp Association as summer 2022 approaches to make the best decisions for our staff and camp families.
  • As of February 16, masks will be required on the bus for summer. It is our hope this precaution will become optional by May.
  • Thank you to our amazing families for their flexibility and understanding during summer 2021! Because of your cooperation, we were able to keep our staff and campers safe and healthy for a second summer.

COVID-19 and Camp

We’re so excited to be with your campers for summer 2022. We have learned so much from successfully running camp during a pandemic the last two summers. We feel like we are equipped to handle things in 2022 and hope to be back to a pre-pandemic camp life in most areas. Based on resources from the CDC, American Camp Association, and recommendations from our camp doctor, we are keeping a close eye on best practices for COVID. We will continue updating and improving our policies and procedures to ensure another safe and fun summer for all of our staff and campers. At this exact moment, it feels too soon to address transportation COVID policies. Please keep checking throughout the summer and know we will communicate any major changes to our camp families as decisions are made.

In 2021, our staff asked the following screening questions to our campers each morning at drop off. Please plan to be asked the same for our 2022 summer:

  • Have you had a fever in the last 14 days?
  • 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 10 days?
  • Have you been in contact with someone who is positive for Covid-19 in the last 7 days?
  • Have you taken any fever reducing medication today?

If the parent/guardian or camper answers yes to any of the above questions, the camper will need to stay home that day.

  • Prescreening Form. We encourage all camp families to monitor their camper’s symptoms or temperature changes for 14 days prior to their camper’s session. This form is not required to attend camp.

2022 Travel Policy

If traveling by air internationally, campers will be required to quarantine for 5 days prior to attending camp.

*Restrictions are subject to change at the direction of our camp doctor, nurses, Williamson Co. Health Dept., and TN State Gov.

ACA Field Guide Recommendations for Transportation during COVID-19

Campers and Staff as Passengers:

  • Do not board if you are sick or experiencing any flu-like symptoms.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before boarding bus, van, or vehicle.
  • Practice good hygiene: cough or sneeze into your elbow and avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • If possible, maintain physical distance by maximizing distance between yourself and other passengers.
  • Wear a mask while riding in the vehicle. (Note that Whippoorwill buses are air conditioned.)
  • If re-boarding the vehicle, sit in the same seat, or your assigned seat, each time.
  • When exiting, remove all belongings and discard all waste.

Source: https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus/camp-business/field-guide-camps