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Safety Procedures
Local Mandates

Campers and Staff Presenting with Illness

  • If any campers or staff present signs or symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever (100 degrees or greater), or two of the following: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, and loss of taste or smell, they will be removed from other campers. Camp staff will immediately notify parent/guardian for pick-up. The student will remain in isolation until their parent/guardian arrives. Parents/Guardians must pick up their student, or inform us of the arrangement for pick-up of their student, within 60 minutes of notification. A precautionary space will be utilized to keep all students and staff safe from illness. Camp staff can monitor the student. Camp staff will social distance and use a disposable face covering and gloves and use any personal protective equipment that is provided. Parents/Guardians are advised to contact the camper’s doctor to discuss symptoms and risk factors. 
  • All campers and staff housed with the person presenting with COVID-19 will also be isolated and sent home. 
  • Three Trails Camp will follow next steps as directed by the Jackson County Health Department, which may include quarantine measures.

Positive COVID-19 Test, COVID -19 Symptoms or COVID-19 Exposure
Campers and staff will be excluded from camp if they have been exposed to COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more symptoms of COVID-19, based on CDC guidance, that is not otherwise explained. Symptoms of COVID-19 that would require exclusion include fever of 100° or greater and or two of the following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell.

Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 10 days after their last exposure to that person.

However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.

  • Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19


  • Someone who has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and
  • Has recovered and
  • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

Campers and staff will follow the illness protocol for future return to Camp.

Illness Protocol for Returning to Camp
Staff and students who are excluded from Camp will not be allowed to return until they have been cleared by the camp health care director and are told they can return to camp, or by a physician. 

In general staff and campers can return if: 

  • 10 days have passed since the first symptom appeared and they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Symptoms should also be improving.
  • They have one negative COVID-19 test taken 5-7 days after exposure. 
  • Student or staff member has a doctor confirmed explanation of symptoms.

Communicating Positive COVID-19 Cases
If a camper tests positive for COVID-19 camp administration will notify staff and the parent or guardian of any campers that have been in close proximity.

If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19 camp administration will notify all camp staff and the parent or guardian of any campers that have been in close contact.