Covid Policy – Day Camp

Current Policy as of March 12, 2024

Kennolyn’s Day Camp is a fully outdoor program. As COVID cases and policies change in our region so too has our policy which continues to align with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and California Department of Health for exclusion and reentry to camp due to COVID positive testing, symptoms, and exposure.

Enrolled campers are subject to the cancellation terms as detailed in our online registration. COVID is a known risk, and refunds will not be granted for camp attendance lost due to COVID infection, exposure, policy changes, or future government agency vaccination mandates. We recommend purchasing the standard plan tuition refund insurance and vaccinating all eligible children.

We recognize there is a financial disincentive to keep your camper out of camp, especially if they are asymptomatic.  Although no refunds can be offered for missed days or sessions related to Covid, we want to do our best to accommodate your family in this situation. If a session is missed, we will do our best to reschedule this summer. If we cannot reschedule a session then once all claims for credit from all camp programs are known we will consider giving credit for the following summer. This will happen in mid-September once Family Camp is over.

The following applies to staff and campers regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms: We strongly recommend COVID vaccinations for all eligible children and adults. COVID vaccinations are not required for campers but are for staff. Masks are recommended but not required on buses or when entering our offices and health center. Masks are optional outdoors. Any campers or staff who choose to use a mask will be supported and accepted. Please communicate with our office if your camper has tested positive or has symptoms. Help us keep camp open by exercising caution. You know your child and we trust you to determine the difference between a typical runny nose or congestion versus COVID symptoms like fever, chills, and fatigue. When in doubt, we ask that you take a Covid test of your choice. With a negative test, your child may be admitted to camp.

If exposed to COVID
Please monitor for symptoms before attending camp each day. We recommend but do not require taking a Covid test.

If test positive or exhibit symptoms of COVID at home
Stay home until you have not had a fever for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms are mild and improving. In an abundance of caution, you will be required to drive your camper to camp for 5 days. After ending isolation (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms are improving), confirmed cases may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 if they have two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. If antigen test results are positive, the person may still be infectious and should continue wearing a mask and wait at least one day before taking another test.

If exhibit symptoms of COVID at camp
You will be required to pick your camper up as soon as possible.  They will be asked to sit outside, under supervision, to wait for your arrival. Once home, please follow above guidelines when testing positive or exhibiting symptoms of COVID.