COVID Safety Plan – summer 2022
As you know, due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, Camp Takodah will require all campers and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend summer camp. While we strongly encourage all eligible campers to receive booster shots, booster shots are not a requirement for participation in summer camp this year. If you would like to learn more about our vaccination policy, then please visit our COVID Vaccination Information webpage.
All campers will be required to upload COVID-19 Vaccination Cards directly to their CampDoc profile at least seven days of arriving at camp.
All campers will be required to submit a COVID-19 self-screening form on CampDoc within seven days of arriving at camp.
For the health and safety of everyone at camp, we will be required to refuse entry to any camper who has not submitted the self-screening form in CampDoc before arriving at camp.
All campers will be required to submit proof of a negative PCR test on CampDoc within 72 hours of arriving at camp. For the health and safety of all campers and staff, we urge families to minimize exposure to COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving at camp (e.g., masking while using public transportation and avoiding large gatherings).
- Documented Case of COVID-19 within 90 days: If your camper tests positive on the PCR test and has had a diagnosis of COVID-19 within 90 days of arriving at camp, then they will still be eligible to attend summer camp. You will be required to upload both the test results AND supporting documentation from your medical provider to CampDoc before arriving at camp.
- Positive Result on the PCR test within 72 hours: If your camper tests positive for COVID-19 and has not had a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the past 90 days, then they will not be eligible to attend their current camp session. If you would like for them to attend a session later in the summer, then we will make every effort to find a spot for them based on our availability and waitlists.
For the health and safety of everyone at camp, we will be required to refuse entry to any camper who has not submitted the PCR test in CampDoc before arriving at camp.
We will be requiring all campers to take an antigen test upon arrival to camp. Once this test is negative, campers will be permitted to move into cabins. Should the test results in a positive, we will be required to refuse entry into camp.
Face-Masking & Distancing
In light of the new COVID-19 variant (BA.5) we will be asking campers and staff to mask some of the time while at camp. Campers will be required to pack a few masks. More specifics on masking at camp are listed below:
- Opening and Closing Days: Everyone will be required to wear a well-fitting mask correctly over their nose and mouth during Opening and Closing Days, both inside and outside, to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission into our congregant living environment.
- Indoors or when not able to maintain 6ft from people you are not living with for more than 15 minutes.
- Symptomatic Campers and Staff: Anyone who is symptomatic and awaiting test results will be required to stay face-masked and socially distanced in the Health Lodge.
Testing, Quarantine, & Dismissal
- Symptomatic Testing: If a camper shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19, then we will run an antigen test onsite. If the test is positive, then we will immediately quarantine the camper in the Health Center, contact their family to pick them up within two hours, and begin the testing process with their cabin mates/close contacts.
- Quarantine: Pursuant to CDC guidelines, any camper who has received a medical exemption from vaccination and is deemed a close contact with someone who tests positive will be sent home. Campers who are fully vaccinated (including boosters) will be able to remain at camp as long as they wear a well-fitting mask correctly over their nose and mouth for 10 days after exposure.
- Dismissal: Campers who test positive for COVID-19 will need to be picked up within 12 hours of notification.