As summer approaches quickly, many of our families have been asking about Camp Cho-Yeh’s COVID-19 protocols this summer. While much can change between now and summer, here’s an outline of our current plan assuming Texas stays on the same trajectory with lower COVID-19 counts and increased immunizations.
- Masks at parent’s discretion: Since the vast majority of our day is spent outdoors, we do not plan on requiring our campers or counselors to wear masks or buffs at Camp Cho-Yeh this summer. However, if parents or campers feel more comfortable wearing masks, they are absolutely welcome to do so.
- All large group programs will be outdoors: All of our large group games, programs & gatherings will be outdoors. This will greatly reduce the chance of exposure in a large group setting.
- Staff vaccinations: We anticipate the vast majority of our summer staff will be vaccinated for COVID-19 (some naturally) prior to serving this summer. Those staff members who are not immunized will be tested regularly.
- Dining hall procedures: Dining hall capacity will be reduced and procedures will be modified a bit to reduce contact with others indoors. The food will be as delicious as always!
- Stepping-up personal hygiene: You know the routine by now… lots of handwashing, sanitizing & encouraging great cough etiquette!
- No negative tests required: COVID-19 testing will NOT be required for campers before they arrive for their session. Requiring tests for non-vaccinated CLT campers is currently being evaluated.
Each week of the summer, our Health Center is staffed with at least two medical personnel. These individuals are highly qualified in their field and are Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, or Doctors. During their term, they live on-site in our Health Center and are on-call 24 hours a day.
Camp Cho-Yeh also has a Licensed Professional Counselor as part of the team to assist our campers and staff with any mental health concerns that may arise.
The Health Center
The Health Center is located centrally in camp across the road from the Dining Hall.
The safety and health of your camper is very important to us, as it is to you. We are located within 5 miles of CHI St. Luke’s Health Hospital and have an emergency vehicle ready for use at all times. We have nearby urgent-care facilities for non-emergency situations that we can take to campers if the need arises.
Cho-Yeh abides by all medical policies set forth by state regulations and the American Camp Association.
Medication is distributed at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime. All prescription medication MUST be brought in prescription containers for the specified camper. Over-the-counter medications are given at the discretion of the camp medical staff and is provided by Camp Cho-Yeh at no additional cost.
In the event that a Cho-Yeh camper is transported off camp property for medical treatment, parents will be contacted as soon as possible. If a camper is suspected to have COVID-19 or has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 parents will be contacted as quickly as is reasonable. All other medical conditions will be treated as routine procedures and will be handled by the medical personnel at camp. Any questions regarding your child’s week may be addressed to our Medical Staff on Closing Day.