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How We Continue to Navigate Covid-19

A Successful Summer

We are thrilled to say that Camp Champions had a successful Summer 2020, operating for 9 weeks with zero cases of COVID.

We learned a lot in 2020, and with better testing options and expanded availability of vaccines, we feel even more prepared for summer 2021.

Please find our step-by-step plan below.

1. Fully Vaccinated Staff

All of our counselors and leadership team for 2021 are fully vaccinated against COVID. This will give us a head start in running a healthy camp program this year.

2. Pre-camp preparation

We are asking each family to do their part to prevent COVID from being brought to camp. This includes a testing element and a quarantine element:

Campers who are fully vaccinated:

  • Do not need pre-camp testing (under the advice of the two epidemiologists we are working with). A photo of the completed vaccine card should be emailed to .
  • Should still do a “soft” quarantine during the week before camp. This means:
  • Stay at home when you can
  • Feel free to interact with friends and family who are also fully vaccinated, but distance from those who are not
  • Wear a mask indoors when you go out in public

Campers who are either partially or not vaccinated:

  • Do need a pre-camp PCR test administered on either the Tuesday or Wednesday before camp. The result of that test should be emailed to .
  • The one exception is campers who have had a positive COVID diagnosis within 90 days of the start of your camp term (and have been symptom free for at least 10 days). In this case, their positive test from within 90 days will count as a waiver for the pre-camp PCR test.
  • Should do a “hard” quarantine during the week before camp. This means:
  • Please take all necessary precautions to avoid bringing COVID to camp
  • This means staying home, limiting interactions that are not necessary, social distancing, and wearing a mask around non-family members

3. Limited Masking

The pre-camp preparation plan above will allow us to have a very limited masking plan for camp this summer. The only times that we will require masks to be worn at camp are in the nurse’s station and when we gather as entire camp each night for Torchlight (about 20 minutes).

4. The Great Outdoors

We now know that COVID is much less likely to spread outdoors, and fortunately almost all of camp happens outside! In addition to our pre-camp preparation plan, we expect that this will be a big part of why we are able to have a healthy summer this year.

As always, we will continue to listen to medical experts and make adjustments as needed.

If you have any questions about our approach to COVID-19 and summer camp, please give us a call (830-598-2571) or send us an email ().

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