COVID-19 Case at Camp

We are committed to being honest and transparent with our families, and despite our best efforts and precautions to ensure a safe experience for you, your camper and our staff the truth is that while the chances are slim, we can not 100% guarantee that COVID-19 will not affect someone at camp this summer. 

It is up to each family to make the decision about whether to send their child to camp and we are here to answer any questions you may have. In addition, we want to be honest about the steps that we will need to take if in fact there is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 at Camp.

Identification

A case of COVID-19 affecting camp could take many different forms:

  • A camper or staff member exhibiting symptoms while at camp.
  • A camper or staff member exhibiting symptoms while at camp before testing positive.
  • Camp is notified that a camper, staff member or family member / guardian has tested positive for COVID-19 and were present at camp while contagious. 
  • Camp is notified that a camper, staff member or family member / guardian notifies was in contact or near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Our response

Each case may be slightly unique, but below is a general guide to the steps we will take to ensure everyone is as safe and informed as possible:

  • Treat any symptoms.
  • Isolate any camper or staff member involved.
  • Have staff members tested.
  • Notify family member / guardian of any camper involved.
  • Notify other camper families as appropriate.
  • Notify the Warren County Health Department and assist with any contact tracing as required.
  • Deep clean and sanitize any affected areas.

Based on the situation we may also:

  • Require family members / guardians of campers to pick up their child from camp immediately. 
  • Request EMT assistance if a case is severe enough, based on the advice of our healthcare staff.
  • Shut down all or part of camp programming for a period.

We hope this plan is never required but we want our families to be prepared for all eventualities.