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2021 COVID-19 Protocols

Due to COVID-19, we have implemented the following protocols. Please read ALL of the protocols to be fully prepared for camp and to ensure your camper has the best time.

Prior to Camp:

  • Each camper, staff member, and volunteer MUST present a negative PCR test upon arrival to enter the camp population. Tests must be completed no more than 5 days prior to the beginning of the camp session. PCR tests are generally non-rapid and take anywhere from 48 hours to 5 days to receive results. Please consult here for more information about tests and where to find one near you. Please bring a paper copy of these results with you to check-in. Proof of a negative PCR test will be required for your camper to attend camp.

  • In order for these tests to be a more accurate screening tool, we ask campers to follow low-risk behaviors 5 days prior to their test and continue to follow them until they arrive at camp. This means campers and families should minimize contact with those outside their immediate family. Masking, distancing, outdoors ventilation, and hand washing continue to be behaviors that keep everyone healthy and safe.

  • Tests are NOT required for fully vaccinated campers and volunteers. Fully vaccinated means: two weeks after 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna and two weeks after single-dose Johnson & Johnson.

  • In conjunction with Cone Health, Quaker Lake will be offering free drive-thru COVID-19 PCR testing onsite at Quaker Lake. Testing will be available on the Thursday morning, three days prior to your camper’s session check-in date from 9am-12pm (Testing for Session B will occur Monday June 14 from 9am-12pm). This service is available to those campers who would like to participate, and no reservation is required. For those campers who are nervous about the test, this test is a non-invasive nose swab (tip of the nose). The test will be administered by Cone Health medical staff.

Arrival and Departure:

  • This year campers will have staggered arrival times from 3-6pm on opening day and staggered departure times from 9:30-11am on closing day. Closer to your child’s session you will receive an email with instructions to sign-up. When you arrive for check-in you will be directed to park and informed when to exit your vehicle to go inside for health screening. Masks are required throughout this process. One parent/responsible adult will be allowed to accompany each camper inside and through check-in.  All other family members must remain in the vehicle throughout the entire process. Once the health screening is completed, families will drive to the camper’s cabin where one adult will be permitted to help the camper get settled in the cabin. Please be as quick as possible to expedite the process since only one camper will be allowed to move in the cabin at a time. Departure procedures will be handled in a similar way.

During Camp:

  • In general, campers will operate in cohorts. These consist of two cabin groups in which campers can interact without masks or distancing. Cohorts provide a smaller group if exposures occur and allow better contact tracing capabilities. There are some opportunities for mixing of cohorts, such as picking your own classes/activities. In these situations thoughtful distancing or wearing masks will be followed if necessary.

  • While inside, campers from different cohorts will be required to wear masks* when proper distancing cannot be achieved. This includes indoor classes where close contact is expected.

  • Mealtime will look very similar to years past. Cabin groups will eat together with appropriate distancing between other tables.

  • When outdoors and thoughtfully distanced, no masks will be required - and we spend a lot of time outdoors.

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures will be implemented across the facilities throughout the week and after each camp session.

  • Hand sanitizer and opportunities to wash hands will be made available frequently.

  • To protect our added screening measures, we ask that campers do not leave camp during the week. This includes sports games, practices, dance, swim meets, appointments, etc. If a camper has to leave for this type of event, they will not be allowed to return.

  • Campers and staff will be checked daily for symptoms.

  • If exposure or symptoms occur:

    • If your camper has a fever (greater than 100.4), you will be called and expected to pick him/her up within 2 hours.

    • If your camper has two or more other symptoms (nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, headache, runny nose, sore throat, or loss of taste/smell) you will also be called to come pick up your child within 2 hours.

    • If you will be out of town or you live more than 3 hours away, please have transportation or a plan for your child.

    • Parents will be contacted if their child shares a cohort with a camper who is sent home with COVID-19 symptoms. If new cases are reported after your child leaves camp, parents of campers who were in close contact (cohorts) of that camper will be notified.

*Masks: Masks need to easily cover the camper’s mouth AND nose and should be able to stay with movement and talking. Masks need to be thick enough to prevent droplets from going in and out. Campers will need at least one mask for everyday at camp. If a mask does not meet these requirements, one will be provided. Please see the CDC website to read more about what type of masks reduce transmission.

COVID-19 Screening Form

Questions About Testing?

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