Covid-19 policy for Day Camp

Due to the recent Covid surge in the greater SF Bay Area, we have expanded our Covid policy to encourage families to keep their children home when presenting with Covid and Covid-like symptoms.  

Kennolyn’s Day Camp is a fully outdoor program and we operated successfully in 2020 and 2021 before vaccinations were available.  Covid vaccinations are not required at this time. Masks are optional outdoors and REQUIRED on buses and when entering our office and health center.  No indoor spaces will be used for activities. We continue to join the CDC in strongly recommending vaccinations for all eligible children and adults. All Kennolyn counselors are vaccinated. 

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.  

If a session is missed, we will do our best to reschedule this summer. Once all claims for credit for summer 2022 are known we will consider giving credit for 2023.   

If your camper tests positive for COVID 

Do not send them to camp. Following CDC and CDPH guidelines for schools, we require the camper to stay home 5 full days AND have a negative test. If a camper tests negative on Day 6, they may return to camp. If the camper is still positive at that point, they may return on Day 10 or with a negative test (whatever is earlier).   

If your camper exhibits 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. With a negative test, your child can attend camp.  We may 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 your campers exhibits symptoms of COVID at home 

Do not send them to camp until you have tested them for Covid.  With a negative test, your child can attend camp.  We may 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 your camper is exposed to COVID

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

What is your refund or credit policy?  

You 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 vaccination mandates.  

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. 

We have set aside a set amount of credit for 2023.  This amount will be divided among camper families who miss days due to a positive Covid test.  These credits have no cash value but can be used to enroll campers in 2023.  We have no idea how many people will be eligible for these credits so we cannot make even a rough guess as to how much credit you would receive, but whatever is made available to you will be added to your account in September 2022 for use in 2023. 

Is tuition refund insurance available? 

Yes. This was also offered upon registration. Tuition refund insurance is the best way to get a refund on tuition through our partner company. We recommend purchasing the standard plan tuition refund insurance and vaccinating all eligible children. Please check all details before purchasing.