Revised 06/14/2022

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, on an as-needed basis, 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 camper 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 for universal masking at the time of camp. However, if no such mandates are in place, masks will be optional for staff and campers. If campers/staff are presenting symptoms, we will follow our Camper/Staff Presenting with Illness Procedures.

Self Screening

For the safety of all our campers and staff, we are asking that any campers that have been exposed to COVID-19 or are presenting any COVID-19 symptoms not attend camp. Our camper families will need 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/supervisor 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 and masks will be worn to keep all campers and staff safe from illness. Camp staff will still be able to 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 that were in close contact with the person presenting with COVID-19 will also be tested. If the test result is negative, they will be able to rejoin camp activities but will need to wear a mask and take precautions when around others for 10 days.  A positive test result will require parent pick-up.
  • Resident staff with symptoms will be immediately isolated and tested. If possible, the staff member will be sent home to complete the 5 day isolation period. 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).

Calculating Isolation

Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.

Close Contacts

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. People who are exposed to someone with COVID-19 after they completed at least 5 days of isolation are not considered close contacts.

Return to Camp

If a camper 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 7-10 days after first symptoms or positive test.  

If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they can return to camp after at least 5 days of isolation, but will continue to wear a mask through day 10. They will be separated from the group when they cannot wear a mask, for example, when they are sleeping or eating.

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.

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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