We are proud of the safe and healthy camps we facilitated during the summer of 2021. As we plan for 2022, we will continue to institute purposeful safety measures that will align with the latest CDC recommendations and comply with the regulations and restrictions of each jurisdiction at the time of each camp session. We will follow all protocols on COVID-19 testing and vaccination for campers should they become required.

All 2022 protocols are subject to change throughout the summer.

Vaccinations

We encourage all eligible staff and campers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but vaccination will not be required to attend camp. This policy is subject to change if facility partners or jurisdictions have varying vaccination policies. We will not share the vaccination status of staff/counselors with families.

Testing

Staff members will be tested as a group upon arrival to camp and periodically throughout the summer.

Campers/Staff who present COVID-19 symptoms will have the option (with consent) of testing for COVID-19 on site. If testing is refused, staff will confirm pick-up arrangements with parent/guardian for camper pick-up. The camper will remain in isolation until their parent/guardian arrives. Parents/Guardians must pick-up their camper, or inform us of the arrangement for pick-up of their camper within 60 minutes of notification.

Masks

We will follow jurisdiction mandates at the time of camp. However, if no such mandates are in place, masks will be optional for staff and campers.

Self Screening

We are asking our camper families to complete a self-screen at the beginning of each camp. This will include asking families to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Please do not send your camper to camp if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms.

  • Fever (greater than 100)
  • Headache
  • Body Aches
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • GI Symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.)

Campers and Staff Presenting with Illness

If any camper 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 isolated from other campers/staff. Health Care Director will notify parents and administer COVID-19 test. If camper/staff test positive for COVID-19 we will immediately notify parent/guardian for pick-up. The camper will remain in isolation until their parent/guardian arrives. Parents/Guardians must pick up their camper, or inform us of the arrangement for pick-up of their camper, within 60 minutes of notification. A precautionary space will be utilized to keep all campers and staff safe from illness where camp staff can still monitor the camper. Camp staff will social distance and use a disposable face covering. Parents/Guardians are advised to contact the camper’s doctor to discuss symptoms and risk factors. 

  • All campers/staff housed with the person presenting with COVID-19 will also be tested. They will be able to rejoin camp activities with a negative test result.  
  • Resident staff with symptoms will be immediately isolated and tested. If the test result is negative, the staff member will be able to return to activities with mask until symptoms have improved. (If fever is present, according to existing camp policies, staff member will need to isolate for 24 hours after fever-free with no use of fever-reducing medication).

Return to Camp

If camper/staff tests positive for COVID-19 they can return to camp after 10 days have passed since the first symptom appeared or a positive test result was received (whichever is earlier) and they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. Symptoms should also be improving.
Or:
They have one negative COVID-19 test taken 5-7 days after first symptoms or positive test.  

Communicating Positive COVID-19 Cases

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

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

Close contacts include everyone in the infected person’s household and anyone else who was within 6 feet of the infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The definition of a close contact applies regardless of whether either person was wearing a mask.

Local Jurisdiction Mandates

We do follow orders from Jackson County & KCMO on any COVID-19 related mandates.  Currently, all emergency health orders have been rescinded.

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