Here are a few of the ways we are mitigating risk of a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 at Camp.
The health and safety of our campers and staff has always been a top priority. Camp Cho-Yeh is known for its clean and well maintained facilities. During Campy Christmas, we will be operating under similar procedures from the summer, according to State protocols. This includes increased hand washing, enhanced dining procedures, and more frequent disinfection.
Will the staff be tested for COVID-19?
Yes! Counselors will provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the Campy Christmas weekend, unless they’ve had COVID in the last 6 months.
Will there be a health screening for campers?
Yes! Upon arrival, campers will have their temperatures checked and answer a series of health questions. Campers who have been exposed to COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival will not be allowed to participate in the weekend.
Will there be any adjustments to the camper activities?
To decrease the risk of exposure, all programming will be moved to outdoor facilities and campers will participate in activities by cabin groups. The schedule for Campy Christmas will look similar to previous years and campers should get to do most of their favorite things!
How many campers will be in a cabin?
Small cabin sizes and a low camper/counselor ratios are part of our on-going commitment to a quality camper experience. Depending on age group, cabins will have a maximum of 10-12 campers with 2 counselors.
What about masks at Camp?
Campers should bring a mask or buff to wear during the short times when they are around campers outside of their cabin group.
How will drop off procedures change?
Drop off will look similar to our adjusted procedures during summer camp this year. To limit the number of people your camper comes into contact with, all parents will be asked to stay in their car on Friday night. Our staff will assist with luggage and bed making!
What if I’m not ready for my child to come to Camp?
We understand! Every family is navigating the new landscape of regulations at their own pace. If your child has an underlying health condition or you are worried about the new procedures, we understand that you might not choose to attend Campy Christmas. We’ll look forward to seeing you again in Summer 2021!
Who should not come to Camp?
Parents of higher-risk campers should consult with their child’s medical provider to assess their risk and determine if attendance is acceptable.