MAINE ART CAMP COVID PROTOCOLS | 2021
Last Update: May 19, 2021
We are all looking forward to being at camp this summer and have been working hard to make it safe and fun!
We will be operating under the guidelines set out by the state of NH as well as getting frequent updates from the CDC, the Association of Camp Nursing, and the American Camp Association.
We have been in contact with the coordinator for congregate settings for New Hampshire DHHS. They have indicated that vaccinated campers and staff who are asymptomatic do not need to pretest or test during camp. They also do not need to distance or wear masks, especially outside according to the CDC recommendations.
Key points to be aware of:
- All staff will be fully vaccinated
- In order to operate as safely as possible, we will not be having 4 week camper parents visit between sessions. Arrangements will be made to speak with your camper by phone.
- Campers will be grouped by cohort for sleeping and eating as we’ve done in past years.
- Some of the activity periods will be grouped by cohort, and the rest will be mixed.
- We will practice social distancing during mixed activities, conduct the activities out of doors whenever possible and wear masks if necessary.
- There will be no off campus trip days but we will have special days with a variety of activities.
It is recommended that non-vaccinated campers limit contact with people outside their immediate family for at least 7 days and observe masking and social distancing when with others.
Non-vaccinated campers will require pre camp testing, arrival testing, and testing on day 5. We have arranged with Heed Healthcare to coordinate all 3 tests.
Non-vaccinated campers will adhere to masking and/or social distancing during activities.
We hope that the majority of our 12 and over campers will be fully vaccinated by the time camp begins which will certainly minimize potential outbreaks.
As we know, advice from the CDC is changing rapidly, but we feel confident that restrictions will continue to ease as more people get vaccinated. Whether your child is vaccinated or not, we would ask that you do your best to have a healthy camper arrive at camp for everyone’s safety and peace of mind.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. The nurses will be reaching out to each family as we get closer to July 4!