Are camp counselors vaccinated?

Camp counselors, and all other camp staff members, are fully vaccinated.

What is the drop-off/pick-up protocol?

Only campers and camp staff will be permitted within Bartels Hall, so both drop-off and pick-up will take place on the side of Bartels. When dropping off and picking up your camper, please plan to utilize the Bartels Metered Lot (located between Bartels Hall and Friedman Wrestling Center) as a drop-off/pick-up loop. When entering the lot, please stay to the right to follow the loop traffic. Camp staff will greet your camper before showing them into the building. Please remain in your vehicle and exit the loop once your camper is safely in the care of our staff to ensure the flow of traffic remains steady. HERE is a map for your reference.

What hygiene protocol will be implemented during camp?

Hand sanitizer will be available in all indoor facilities. When hands are visibly dirty, they should be washed with soap and water, which will be encouraged by the counselors and required of all campers multiple times throughout the day. The importance of hygiene will be of great emphasis for the duration of camp. Campers will be instructed to wash their hands upon arrival, between all program activities, after using the restroom, before eating and before departing. We encourage parents to reinforce the importance of hygiene at home, prior to attending camp.

What are the limitations on group sizes for youth camps and who is included as a part of the group size?

Group sizes will be limited and remain as static as possible by having the same group of campers stay with the same staff whenever and wherever possible. Each group will have no or minimal contact with other groups and will not utilize common spaces at the same time, to the greatest extent possible. Group activities will never exceed interactions between more than 36 campers for the duration of the session, per NYS guidelines. This restriction does not include camp staff.

If my child doesn’t feel well, should they attend camp?

All staff and campers should stay home if they are not feeling well. Parents/guardians should look out for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children/campers. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

How often will equipment and shared spaces be cleaned and disinfected?

All shared equipment will be disinfected after each use. High risk areas and common surfaces will be disinfected throughout the course of the day. Shared areas will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis and more often as needed due to high traffic volume.

Where can I find the latest camp guidance provided by New York State and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

For more information on the New York State statewide guidelines, click HERE. For more information on the CDC’s suggestions for youth and summer camps, click HERE.