Day Camp & COVID-19

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Our goal for the summer of 2022 at community Day Camp is to offer a fun and engaging program while still prioritizing the health and safety of our campers, staff, and the greater community. It’s important to note that we can’t guarantee a COVID-free summer, but we will do everything we can to keep COVID out of camp and be transparent with parents when we have a positive case. We will be following the recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health, and our specific policies are listed below. Camp Fire reserves the right to alter or update our policies if circumstances change while our programs are in action. 

Vaccines & COVID Testing

  • Vaccines are required (up to date including eligible boosters) for: 
    • All staff and volunteers, including teens and adults 
  •  We strongly recommend that all campers are fully vaccinated. For those who are not vaccinated, we strongly recommend proof of a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours before the start of camp. 
  • Proof of vaccination or negative pre-camp COVID test is strongly recommend. 
  • All campers, including those who are vaccinated, are recommended to test prior to arrival at camp on Monday morning.
  • All campers will have their temperature taken and will be asked a series of health screening questions at check-in each day.
  • Any campers who present symptomatic illness during the day will either be sent home or asked to sit out of activity until pick-up, and they may not return to camp unless they are cleared to participate per our COVID & Contagious Illness Policy – DAY CAMP, Revised July 13, 2022

Masks

  • Masks will be required in some circumstances. Campers should bring a mask to camp each day, and masks are available onsite.
  • Masks are recommended in these situations:
    • All campers, volunteers, staff, and families must wear masks at check-in and check-out
    • Crowded, large-group gatherings indoors or outdoors, such as at “singing hill”
  • Masks are required:
    • In the camp health care tent 
  • Visitors at camp 
  • Any individual who presents symptoms of illness or who has a possible exposure to COVID-19 (see our COVID & Contagious Illness Policy – DAY CAMP, Revised July 13, 2022.) 

All campers and staff may wear a mask if they choose to at any time, and will be supported in their decision. 

Contagious Illness Policies

Our primary responsibility is to ensure the overall health and safety of the entire camp community. Communicable disease is a frequent concern at camp, so we will take steps to reduce contagion among campers and staff; including both COVID-19 and non-COVID contagious illnesses.  

Please take a few minutes to review our Contagious Illness Policy, including our decision-making process for when campers must stay home. 

COVID & Contagious Illness Policy – DAY CAMP, Revised July 13, 2022

FAQs:

Can I request that my child be in a group only with those who are vaccinated?

No. Making group placements is a highly complex process with many factors to consider. Grouping kids by vaccination status would lead to issues of exclusion and would unfairly impact those who, for many reasons, are not able to get vaccinated.

Can volunteers, staff, or campers get a vaccine waiver for medical or religious reasons?

Yes. We will evaluate the need for a vaccine waiver for medical or religious reasons on a case-by-case basis. Contact us at rebeccab@campfireseattle.org.

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Updated July 13, 2022