Health and Safety Plan
Updated 03/12/2022

We are so excited to be having summer camp again! We can’t wait to reunite with our camp family. In preparation for camp, we’ve created a plan to keep everyone as safe as possible this summer season.

At Camp Daniel, we believe it is our responsibility to lead in love, value, and protection of the disability community by putting the health and well-being of our campers at the forefront of our actions. To serve and love all of our campers during summer camp 2022, we will be reserving two fully-vaccinated sessions while leaving room in our last two sessions for our campers and volunteers with and without COVID-19 vaccinations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to covid@campdaniel.org.

 


Health and Safety Plan – Updated 03/12/2022

Potential amendments to the following plan will be made 1 month prior to the start of summer camp in consideration of current COVID-19 precautions. All campers and volunteers will receive an email ten days prior to their scheduled week with updated information on the rules and regulations of their week of camp. Please be aware of emails as camp sessions approach, as the guidelines in these emails are essential for each camper and volunteer’s acceptance to their session.

Amendment – Updated 03/12/2022

Following updated CDC recommendations Camp Daniel will no longer be requiring the use of face masks at summer camp. Our local community level is “low” so masking is completely optional and based on personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

 

Before Arrival at Camp:

  • Submit proof of vaccine or proof of negative viral test:
    • Weeks 1 and 2: Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (must be vaccinated, primary series)
    • Weeks 3 and 4: Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations OR proof of a negative viral PCR/NAAT test taken no more than 3 days before arrival at camp. Although vaccination is not a requirement of campers or volunteers for weeks 3 and 4 it is highly encouraged for all eligible individuals.
  • Ten days prior to arrival to camp, campers and volunteers will be contacted via email regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines and camp requirements. Some safety guidelines may include:
    • In the 7 days leading up to their camp session, we ask that all campers and volunteers:
      • Avoid any large (10+ person) gatherings.
      • Wear masks and maintain physical distance when around anyone outside of the household.
      • Limit exposure to the public when possible, with exceptions for essentials such as work, medical appointments, grocery trips, etc.
      • When doing essential tasks in public, wear masks, minimize time indoors/in poorly ventilated areas, perform good hand hygiene and cough etiquette and maintain physical distance.
    • Camp must be notified prior to arrival if any camper or volunteer has been in close contact with a person diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined due to COVID-19 .

Check-In:

  • All arriving campers and drivers must stay in vehicle until a health assessment is completed
    • Campers and individuals dropping off will be required to stay in their vehicles and be screened for COVID-19 symptoms when entering camp. A health screening form will be completed by the individual dropping off and then reviewed by the camp registered nurse.
    • The results of this initial health screening will determine if an individual is permitted to enter camp or if they require additional screening and evaluation.
  • Check-in will be done with only one other individual (parent, driver, caregiver, etc). Anyone else in the vehicle will be required to stay in their vehicle. This includes children, please prepare accordingly for this.
  • No one will be permitted to enter the cabin area at drop-off and pick-up.

 

During Camp:

Camp Daniel will be conducting the following daily safety measures during each week of camp:

  • COVID-19 screenings and temperature checks for both campers and volunteers/staff will be conducted each morning.
  • All common areas, including bathrooms, will be cleaned regularly.
  • Good hand hygiene and cough etiquette will be encouraged.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available before and after activities.
  • Cabin Groups:
    • Campers and volunteer counselors will be assigned to a cabin group. Cabin groups will be housed together, eat meals together, and do group activities together.
    • Cabin access will be limited to only individuals who reside in that cabin; no one else will be permitted to enter the cabin area.
    • Cabins will be cleaned and sanitized routinely.
  • If camper or volunteer is suspected to have COVID-19 or identified as having a potential or confirmed case, they will be masked and isolated. If the individual does not require immediate clinical evaluation, and if Camp Daniel calls for the individual to return home, the individual will be isolated, and arrangements will be made for transportation home. Pickup of campers after being contacted by camp staff must be prompt. Contact tracing will then be carried out.
  • Contact Tracing
    • Close contacts will be defined as individuals within their cabin group. Camp staff will utilize general principles of contact tracing and begin closely monitoring other potentially exposed individuals.
    • Campers and volunteers/staff within the cabin group of the potential case will have enhanced surveillance for symptoms, and camp will consider mitigation measures, including minimizing the cabin’s exposures to other cabins and increased masking.
    • If there is a suspected case within a cabin group, families/homes of the other campers in the cabin will be contacted with the option to pick up campers early.

 

Post Camp:

  • Campers/volunteers will be asked to alert Camp Daniel with any COVID-19 symptoms or positive test results up to 7 days after checking out so contact tracing can be carried out as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19

All volunteers and campers must be fully vaccinated to apply to weeks 1 and 2 of camp. Weeks 3 and 4, campers and volunteers do not need to be fully vaccinated to apply, although we strongly encourage vaccination against Covid-19.

Check-in will be done with only one other individual (parent, driver, caregiver, etc.). Anyone else in the vehicle will be required to stay in their vehicle. This includes children; please prepare accordingly for this.

Unfortunately, the campus will not be open for exploring during check-in. If you would like to see the new campus, we invite you to our Grand Opening on Jun 18, 2022.

Camp Daniel’s definition of fully vaccinated is having your primary series shots with a booster if eligible. If you are not yet eligible for your booster by your week of camp, the booster is not required.

If there is a suspected case within a cabin cohort, families/homes of the other campers in the cabin will be contacted with the option to pick up campers early.

No, at this time, campers and volunteers must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hrs prior to the start of check-in. Proof of antibodies will not be an exemption for either of these. (This is for weeks 3 and 4, all campers and volunteers must be fully vaccinated to attend weeks 1 and 2 of camp)

You can use all or a portion of your account balance towards a Camp Daniel gift card in any amount. A new camp t-shirt can soften the blow of camp being cancelled and offer something to look forward to! The digital gift card can be used to purchase merchandise at the online shop, The Trading Post. You can also buy a gift card for someone else who would love some new Camp Daniel gear.

At this time, rollover is not an option in the refund process. You can purchase a Camp Daniel digital gift card to be used at The Trading Post (gift shop online).

Yes, but you won’t be accepted into week 1 or 2 until submitting proof of vaccination, so promptness is encouraged to boost your chances of attending these weeks. You will be able to select weeks 3 and 4 without proof of vaccination.

Amendment – Updated 03/12/2022

Following updated CDC recommendations Camp Daniel will not be requiring the use of face masks at summer camp. Our local community level is “low” so masking is completely optional and based on personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

If a camper gets sick within 14 days before their respective week of camp, they must reach out to camp with this information. We’ll do our best to get campers into a later week of camp once their symptoms go away.

Campers/volunteers will be asked to alert Camp Daniel with any COVID-19 symptoms or positive test results up to 7 days after checking out so contact tracing can be carried out as needed.