Covid Policy – Day Camp
Updated 4-12-23 for Summer Season
Kennolyn’s Day Camp is a fully outdoor program. As COVID cases and policies change in our region so too has our policy. This update includes dropping our mask requirement while riding the buses and further aligns with the CDC Calculator 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 for summer 2023 from all camp programs are known we will consider giving credit for 2024. 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. No indoor spaces will be used for activities.
Please communicate with our office if your camper has tested positive, has symptoms, or been exposed to COVID. 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 exhibit symptoms of COVID at home
Do not send them to camp until you have tested them for Covid or followed the CDC Calculator. Your child can attend camp with a negative test. If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves without the use of medications. We also ask you to test again before the end of the week or before the start of the next week for continuing campers. In an abundance of caution, you will be required to drive your camper to camp for 5 days.
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. Do not send them to camp until you have tested them for Covid or followed CDC Calculator. Your child can attend camp with a negative test. If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves without the use of medications. We also ask you to test again before the end of the week or before the start of the next week for continuing campers. In an abundance of caution, you will be required to drive your camper to camp for 5 days.
If test positive for COVID
Isolate at home. Do not send campers to camp. For re-entry to camp, follow the CDC Calculator
If test negative for COVID
Camper may return to camp.