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Health and Safety Plan

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


Health and Safety Plan – Updated 5/29/2022

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. 


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: 
      • Limit large (10+ person) gatherings. 
      • Limit exposure to the public when possible.
    • 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. 


  • All arriving campers and drivers must stay in vehicle until a you have been greeted by camp staff and completed a health screening form. 
  • 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: 

  • 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. 
  • 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 within 12 hours. 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


Campers and volunteers do not need to be vaccinated to apply, although we strongly encourage vaccination against Covid-19.

Yes, the campus will be open for exploring during check-in.

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

Amendment – Updated 02/15/2023

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.

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.