Before camp

The measures listed below are to help with a smooth check-in experience and to ensure everyone's safety at camp. 

Health Checks

  • Camper families will be asked to monitor their temperature for 14 days prior to their camp session starting. 
  • Campers with a higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 (asthma, immune compromised, serious heart or lung disease) are encouraged to consult with their healthcare provider before deciding on whether to attend camp.
  • If a camper or someone on a camper family exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 weeks of their camp session, they will not be allowed to attend camp. Symptoms include:
    • Fever or chills
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • CDC's latest list of symptoms can be found here.

Be prepared

Although we are doing out utmost to ensure as safe an environment as possible this summer, we can not 100% guarantee that COVID-19 will not affect a staff member, camper or someone else associated with Camp.  Please read over this page about our response if that happens.

Talk to your camper

This is a strange time for all of us, children especially. Depending on your camper, they may have a firm grasp of what is happening, or they may be feeling a little lost at all of the changes to their normal lives. Spend some time going over all the changes they can expect at camp, tell them why they are important, and reassure them that the camp staff are here to keep them safe so they can just concentrate on making friends, having fun and being outside!  Specifically, consider covering:

  • Cabin groups and program changes
  • Good hygiene and hand washing practices
  • Social distancing 

Education

Stay informed. Please read all the communications we send you via email. Check that we have your correct email! There may be additional paperwork that is required before camp happens. Lastly, below are links to the guidelines, mandates and resources we used in helping us make our decisions and create our policies and procedures. 

CDC  

State Mandates for Residential Camps

Ohio Department of Health

American Camping Association and YMCA Field Guide