Information, Guidelines, and FAQs
As we prepare to open for our Summer 2021 camping season, we would like to do our best to communicate any changes to our camps and policies to allow for you to plan your upcoming summer. We are currently operating under the NH “Safer at Home” guidelines for overnight summer camps. These policies are subject to change, and we will do our best to communicate those changes and what they mean for our camping programs.
If you would like to review the Safer at Home Guidelines (updated March 2021) that we are planning to open under, they can be found here. With those guidelines in mind, we have instituted the following policies for the 2021 camping season:
For Special Needs Week 2021
- We are requiring that for SNW 2021 all campers that are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine complete vaccination more than 20 days prior to the start of camp.
- Campers that are fully vaccinated against COVID do not need to quarantine prior to camp.
- Campers not eligible for the COVID vaccine must attest to a 10 day home quarantine and not unnecessarily go out in public places or interact with others outside of their immediate household contacts other than during travel directly to camp or for other necessary purposes, such as attending school, attending a day program or medical visits.
- Camper physical forms must be uploaded to your CampBrain account prior to the start of camp.
Additionally, for this summer we have created a $300 COVID-19 Surcharge per camper per session ($225 for Special Needs Week) in order to cover the increased expenses of operating within a COVID environment.
Below, we have some of our frequently asked questions regarding camp in a COVID environment. If you have any additional questions or concerns about the implementation of these guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact the camp office.
What happens if my child tests positive for COVID in the week prior to arrival at camp?
If a camper tests positive for COVID prior to camp, tuition minus the COVID surcharge will be refunded with with documentation of the positve test.
What happens if my child has symptoms?
The nurses will determine if it is a possible COVID case and what determines a cause for concern, we are working with a medical director to create a protocol. If COVID is suspected, the camper will be tested and the cabin will be quarantined until the test returns 24 hours later. The symptomatic child will be isolated at the infirmary.
How does 10 day quarantine work if the school year goes right up to the start of the first session?
Campers are permitted to attend school, day programs, and necessary medical appointments during their quarantine period.
What happens if another camper in my child's cabin tests positive?
If a camper within your child’s cohort tests positive, all campers in that cabin will be required to go home and quarantine. We will refund your camper their prorated tuition.
Can parents take campers out for the day between sessions?
Many parents have elected to visit between sessions in previous summers. Unfortunately, in 2021, under the current guidelines, there will be no visits allowed.
When you say normal health care provider for testing before camp... can you use a walk in clinic if you can’t get an appointment with your child’s normal provider?
Yes, you may use a walk in clinic for your testing before arriving at camp and then provide results to us.
Will all activities still be offered?
We will be running most activities as usual, limiting indoor activities, requiring cohorts that engage closely to wear masks. We will be implementing cleaning and sanitizing procedures between each activity and group. Some activities that won’t be available this summer include Bernie/Fatima days, horseback riding for Bernadette campers, and night activities involving the full camp that cannot be socially distanced.