We will follow the PA Department of Health guidelines for camps which will come out in early May (they are still focusing on handling public school issues). We will also be guided by the American Camp Ass’n (which offers guidance but defers to state DoHs) and the CDC.
Many camps opened last year successfully and safely, so much of the 2021 protocols come from them. We will have our protocols on the website soon.
- The following are key parts of the way we have responded to COVID concerns:
- We will operate at 75% capacity with 5 – 6 children in cabin groups.
- Buildings are thoroughly sanitized between camp groups with atomizer disinfectant spray equipment, handwashing stations are at each building entrance.
- Food will be served so that no campers use serving utensils (individual portions rather than family-style serving).
- Campers will not be required to wear masks inside the cabins in their own cabin groups. Campers will not be required to wear masks during outdoor activities (both in cabins and outdoors, counselors will enforce 3 – 6 feet distancing), campers will be required to wear masks when campers from more than one cabin are together at indoor activities (craft shop, nature room, Rec Hall, newspaper or drama activities).
- Campers will be temperature-checked every day.
- All staff will be vaccinated.