Here at College Settlement, the safety and health of campers and staff is always our highest priority.
We continue to update our scheduling, screening and sanitizing procedures. Additionally, we will continue to monitor the CDC and American Camp Association guidelines, and will update our procedures for keeping campers and staff safe in accordance with new recommendations.
Staff and campers will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before their first day at camp.The nurse or designated staff will also ask the following questions:
- Have you been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Have you or your child been out of the state?
- Have you had any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, etc.
If a child is riding the bus, he/she will get a wellness check prior to being able to board the bus. Parents MUST wait until their child is on the bus before leaving the bus stop.
If a camper becomes ill with symptoms of COVID-19 while at camp, the nurse will send him/her to the quarantine area. Parents/emergency contacts will be contacted and asked to pick up their child(ren) within 2 hours of the call. Before the child can return, that camper will need a COVID-19 test. Children who test positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to return without medical clearance or a negative COVID-19 test.
Day Camp Parents will be required to notify the camp office if their child tests positive for COVID-19 so that we can follow up with our safety protocols for campers and staff.
Overnight Camp programs will be offered for staff and campers who are fully vaccinated.
If a child is riding the bus to camp, they will get a wellness check prior to being able to board the bus. Again, in the event that a child is experiencing signs/symptoms, the child will not be able to participate in that session.
If a camper becomes ill with symptoms of COVID-19 while at camp, the nurse will send the camper to the quarantine area. Parents/emergency contacts will be contacted and asked to pick up their child(ren) within 2 hours of the call. Before the child can return, the camper will need a COVID-19 test. Children who test positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to return without medical clearance or a negative COVID-19 test.
- Signs will be posted in highly visible locations (e.g., entrances, restrooms) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs (such as by properly washing hands).
- A majority of our activities are held outdoors which lessens the possibility of transmitting COVID-19. Pending weather conditions, we will continue to move as many activities outdoors as possible.
- Staying home when sick is one of the most effective ways to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Any child who has COVID-19 symptoms or a family member displays symptoms, we ask that the child stay home.
- If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, that camper cannot return to camp that session. Providing proof of a positive test to the office will allow us to potentially provide a refund based on time (days) missed. We can also try to reschedule your child for another time if feasible.
Outdoor Playground Spaces
- We will limit the numbers of campers using the playground at any one time.
- Staff will reinforce physical distancing during playground play to the extent feasible.
- Campers and staff will wash their hands or use hand-sanitizer before and after being on the playground
Face Coverings and Masks* will be updated according to most recent CDC recommendations
- Mask wearing will be mandatory for all activities except swimming and during meals (or while sleeping during Overnight Camp)
- Campers will get mask breaks to provide a safe, socially distanced opportunity for them to get some fresh air mask free.
- We ask all campers to bring extra masks in the event their mask gets dirty or wet.
FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR PARENT HANDBOOK