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HEALTH PROTOCOLS

For Families
  • If you have someone at home who is considered high risk (heart condition, elderly, lung issues, etc.) consider not attending camp.
  • Parents must remain outside to drop off and check-in campers. Campers will be escorted into camp by camp staff.
  • Parents must answer the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire (see below) each day to satisfy admission into camp. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” the camper will be asked to remain home.
For Campers
  • All campers will have their temperature checked prior to entering camp. Should their temperature exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they will be asked to return home.
  • All campers must wash hands at a designated hand-washing station upon entering camp each day and before and after lunch.
  • Campers must keep personal belongings in a personal bag that holds all items.
  • Campers must bring their own lunch and water bottles. Refill stations will be available throughout the day.
  • Face masks for campers are optional and must be provided by the family.
For Staff and Volunteers
  • Staff and volunteers must answer the COVID-19 Health Questionnaire (see below) each day to satisfy admission into camp. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” the staff member or volunteer will be asked to return home.
  • All staff will have their temperature checked prior to entering camp. Should their temperature exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they will be asked to return home.
  • All staff members must wash hands at a designated hand washing station upon entering camp each day, and before and after lunch.
  • Staff and volunteers who have direct contact with campers will wear personal face masks during the day (with the exception of speakers, presenting over six-feet away from campers and during certain outdoor activities). Gloves will be used during specific times at camp.
Social Distancing
 
  • Camp project and discussion groups will be maintained with the same individuals each day in groups of 10 or less. 
  • To the extent reasonably possible, seating for all presentations and seated activities will be arranged to permit social distancing between individuals.
  • Campers may at their own option distance themselves during all other activities. 
  • On the final day of camp (Family Day), family groups will be permitted to enter the hall one at a time, and will be seated in family groups that are at least 6 feet from every other family group.

Cleaning and Hygiene
 

All staff and volunteers will receive training in health and cleaning protocols prior to the start of camp.

A camp representative will be designated to supervise cleaning protocols throughout the session with the help of all camp staff and volunteers, including the following:

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces within the camp throughout the day;
  • Clean shared objects rotation of camp groups, each day;
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces used in the event hall at the close of each day of camp.
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting of any areas visited by any symptomatic camper, staff or volunteer  
Health Questionnaire

At daily check-in to camp, all staff, volunteers and campers will answer the following before entry into camp:

  • Have you or anyone in your immediate household had symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  • Have you come into contact with anyone who has been lab confirmed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

If any of the health questions are answered with “YES,” the staff, volunteer or camper will be asked to return home . In the event that siblings are signed up for camp, if one person in the family is exhibiting symptoms or has been exposed to someone who has been lab confirmed with COVID-19, then the entire family has been exposed and cannot come to camp.

Health Monitoring:


Staff and volunteers will monitor campers for possible sickness while at camp, including any potential symptoms listed below:

Cough* Muscle Pain
Shortness of breath or Sore throat
 difficulty breathing New loss of taste or smell
Fever  Diarrhea
Chills Feeling feverish or measured temperature
Headache*  greater than or equal to 100 degrees F
   

*If these symptom exists with no other symptoms present, an assessment will take place, and the individual may stay in the camp setting; however, if the symptom is paired with any other symptoms on the list, the individual will need to be separated from camp and go home.  

Please note: a medical professional will not be on site during the camp. As such any assessments will be done by non-licensed staff and volunteers, and do not take the place of a medical professional's assessment or diagnosis. Families of campers are primarily responsible for assessing the health of campers and whether they are in a condition to attend camp on a daily basis.

The following steps will be taken for any camper, staff or volunteer, who demonstrates symptoms of sickness during camp.

  • The individual exhibiting symptoms of illness during camp will be isolated in a designated First Aid Station.
  • The camper’s parents will be called and asked to pick up their camper immediately .
  • The staff or volunteer exhibiting symptoms will be asked to leave camp if they are able to leave on their own, or secure transportation if unable to leave on their own.
  • In the event that a staff, volunteer or camper has been lab confirmed for COVID-19, all parents of campers will be notified with the option to immediately pick up their camper or allow them to remain at camp.
  • If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to camp, the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on a negative nucleic-acid COVID-19 test and an alternative diagnosis.
  • Find TX COVID-19 Test Collection Sites online , contact the local health department for testing, or see a health care provider.