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COVID Vaccination Information

Due to the recent COVID surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, Camp Takodah will require all campers and staff to receive COVID vaccination to attend summer camp this year. This is the logical fulfillment of our ethical commitment to put campers first and take all steps necessary to ensure their health and well-being. Universal vaccination at summer camp should also support a return to our pre-pandemic camp experience by reducing additional COVID safety guidelines.

Families will be required to upload valid vaccination cards for their campers in their CampDoc electronic health records. Like last year, families will receive email invitations to access their CampDoc profiles in early March.

While we encourage eligible campers to receive booster shots, we are not currently requiring booster shots for summer camp participation this year. That being said, all eligible staff will be required to receive booster shots to work at summer camp.

We recognize that some campers and staff cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the only people who should clearly qualify for an exemption from vaccination are those who have a severe allergic reaction after a first vaccine dose or have a known allergy to a component of the vaccine. Medical exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will require documentation by a licensed physician. Camp Takodah will be unable to accept any other exemptions from this policy.

We understand that some families are refusing COVID vaccinations for non-medical reasons. Those families will be required to contact us no later than this February 14 for a full refund of their camp fees. Families who cancel their registrations after February 14 will forfeit their deposits in accordance with our Cancellation & Refund Policy. Cancellation and refund requests should be made to Linda DuBois, Office Manager, at linda@takodahymca.org or 603-352-0447.

Due to the uncertainties of COVID, we are currently unable to forecast additional COVID safety guidelines for summer camp. Like last summer, our Medical Advisory Team will work in partnership with the CDC and New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services throughout the springtime on determining the need for additional COVID safety guidelines. Families will receive ongoing updates as they become available.

Families with questions or concerns about COVID vaccination are encouraged to visit the CDC Vaccination Website and discuss vaccination with their medical providers.

We believe children need summer camp more than ever during these challenging times. The families who entrust us with their children count on us to keep them safe, and this policy is vital to ensuring the health and well-being of everyone at summer camp. We are grateful to our campers, their families, and our staff for their support of this policy.