Camper and Staff Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak
NEW MASK POLICY FOR COLORADO AND OREGON CAMPS (effective June 27, 2021 for Colorado and July 15, 2021 for Oregon)
- Masks are optional for all campers and staff when outdoors. (Masks are also optional for parents when dropping off and picking up).
- Masks are required to be worn indoors, including during transportation.
At this time, our mask policy for CA camps has not changed – All campers and staff will wear masks at camp when grouped closely together and not active. Campers and fully vaccinated staff do NOT need to wear masks when participating in an Avid4 activity (e.g. climbing, biking, paddling), eating/drinking, or sleeping. Unvaccinated staff must wear masks at all times while working.
The safety of our campers and our staff is our number 1 priority, and we are committed to limiting exposure of the virus to any of our staff right now and at all of our Day Camp and Overnight Camp locations.
We have always had specific communicable disease and hygiene policies and procedures at camp that aim to protect against the transmission of any disease. Of course, this is a novel virus, and so we will be revising and updating these procedures as needed based on the latest CDC and ACA recommendations. Health checks (both through pre-camp calls/screening and on-site screening), hand washing, and strict “feeling sick” policies will be in place at all camps for all campers and all staff.
For your own everyday lives, we encourage you to consider all of the prevention recommendations from the CDC, including:
- Wearing a mask
- Staying 6 feet away from others
- Avoiding crowds
- Avoiding poorly ventilated spaces
- Washing your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- Monitoring Your Health Daily
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
You can see specific resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here:
Center for Disease Control (CDC): Coronavirus Website
World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus information
WHO answers coronavirus questions: “Myth Busters” page
NPR: Concise info in cartoon form, "What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus"
John Hopkins Medicine: Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu
Scientific American: Why preparation is important
Listen to our CEO as they talk about our vision for Summer 2021 and our policies:
For any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Our registration policies mentioned in the video can be viewed here.
Last Updated 7/15/2021.