Santa Cruz Overnight Camp

Health Policy Updates

Overnight Camp Policy-updated 3/18/24

(for Day Camp, click here)


We continue to believe in vaccinations as a part of a broad strategy to keep kids healthy at camp. The last thing we want is for anyone to get sick, and vaccinations play a role in mitigating the risk of serious illness. Having said that, we recognize that each family has different circumstances and makes decisions for their own children. So, we do have a policy that allows medical or personal exemptions.

If you will not consider any particular childhood recommended vaccination for your camper, you become ineligible for any credits or refunds that may be made available to others should your camper need to leave camp due to an outbreak of that illness.  We urge you to make sure that you have sufficient insurance to cover cancellation fees in this circumstance.  We want kids to experience camp and also for your investment to be protected! If a government agency imposes a vaccine requirement for camp attendance, or our own medical team makes a decision to require a specific vaccine, we would not consider this a reason to offer a refund.

Covid Testing-As of 3/18/24, we do not plan to require pre arrival testing for Summer 2024, but reserve the right to revert to the following policy at any time.
We may ask you to administer simple pre arrival COVID-19 tests for campers on the day of arrival. We would ask for photo evidence as part of Opening Day drop off. We would test any camper upon arrival that cannot show us evidence of a negative test. There would be a $20 fee for any test we conduct.

We continue to stay up to date with requirements and recommendations from the CDC, CDPH, CalOSHA, the County of Santa Cruz, and the American Camp Association.