SUMMER 2022 COVID-19 MITIGATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

December 6, 2021

Dear Camper Families,

Keeping our campers and staff safe is at the heart of all we do. For Summer 2022, it is our intent to return to a normal day camp experience by removing all of last summer’s “during camp” program restrictions (e.g. masking, cohorting, etc.). In order to do so safely, our current 2022 mitigation plan depends on preventing COVID-19 from entering camp by requiring the following:

  • On the first day of camp, campers must present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Each day of camp, our camper check-in process will include screening for COVID-19 symptoms including a temperature check. Any camper registering a temperature of 100.2° or higher or presenting other symptoms at check-in must have a normal temperature for 24 hours and receive a negative COVID-19 test before attending camp.
  • No one may enter camp if they display symptoms of, test positive for, or have been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 without first receiving a negative test result after the exposure.
  • Campers with pre-existing conditions for complications with COVID-19 as defined by the CDC are strongly discouraged from attending camp.
  • Should a camper present symptoms of COVID-19 while attending camp, the camper and any close contacts may be isolated and sent home. Please note that our refund policy does not allow for a refund in the case of an illness after the camp session has begun.
  • In the event of a COVID-positive camper or staff member, we will notify those exposed and actively participate in health department contact tracing.
  • All families agree to notify our camp office as soon as possible of any COVID-positive diagnosis of their camper or immediate family member in the 10 days following their camp experience so that we can notify our other camper families of possible exposure.
  • Our normal Cancellation Policy, which can be read during registration as well as on our FAQs Page, will apply to COVID-19 cases as well. Please note that if Grow Day Camps is unable for any reason to offer the camp session for which your camper is registered, we will offer a full refund.

 

The mitigation plan and terms outlined above stem from our commitment to camper safety, and are based on current conditions and responses to the pandemic such as vaccine effectiveness and the availability and quality of testing. Should pandemic conditions change significantly between now and the beginning of camp, we may deem it necessary to implement any or all of our Summer 2021 “during camp” mitigation strategies, including but not limited to:

  • Strategic masking in shared spaces and transition times;
  • Adapting large-group activities or any programming that may increase the risk of exposure.

Please know that if we determine a need to update our policies to address emerging conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will notify camper families as soon as possible.

 

 

NOTES

  • Originally Posted: December 6, 2021
  • Open Letter Update:Unprecedented Challenges, Familiar Outcomes” – a letter from our Executive Director looking back on Summer 2021 and ahead to Summer 2022 sent via email on November 15, 2021.
  • About This Page: The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving challenge, and so this page is a living document. It was last updated on the date listed above, and will likely be updated again prior to the start of the summer camp season. Please know that future pre-arrival communications with registered 2022 families will include the final details of our mitigation plan.
  • Additional Notes: We are in the process of updating the text across the pages on this website to match the above policies. If any program descriptions or policies appear in conflict with what is listed above, please know that this page contains the most up-to-date information. Additionally, please also note that the pictures and videos found on this site were taken during or before Summer 2019 and therefore may or may not reflect the adapted practices and policies listed above.