Santa Cruz Overnight Camp

Health Policy Updates

Overnight Camp – Health Policy Update – March 1st, 2022

After careful consideration and consultation with our medical team we have established our vaccination policy for Summer 2022. All campers in attendance at any overnight camp program must meet the CDC requirement for fully vaccinated.  Medical exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis. In addition, all campers enrolled as a Counselor in Training or a Junior Counselor MUST meet the CDC requirement for up to date vaccinations which includes a booster shot for this age group.

We strongly recommend boosters for all eligible campers (eligibility is detailed here.) As the advice changes, so might our policy.  It is also likely that testing will be required but we will not make that decision until closer to camp starting. As in the past, 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.


Day Camp – Health Policy Update – March 22nd, 2022

Kennolyn’s Day Camp is a fully outdoor program and we operated successfully in 2020 and 2021 before vaccinations were available.  As schools reopen without vaccination mandates, we feel that we can operate without requiring COVID vaccinations at this time. Masks will be 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. There is always the chance that a government agency may mandate vaccinations for camp attendance or circumstances might force us to reevaluate this policy. If you enroll for Kennolyn’s Day Camp, 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 recommend purchasing adequate tuition refund insurance and vaccinating all eligible children.