Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our camper's families and our larger Charleston community.  

COVID-19 vaccines are required to attend camp in 2022

We are so happy to operate consistently and safely, now that vaccines available to our campers and staff.  We continue to follow guidance from American Camp Association, Association of Camp Nurses, CDC and SCDHEC. 

Summer 2022
COVID-19

Policy

COVID-19 Policy (updated 11/17/21)

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For our 2022 programs, staff and campers are required to provide proof of vaccination to attend camp.  We are allowed so many freedoms if we're all vaccinated: 
 

  • Masks are always welcome, but are no longer required*

    • *if community spread is less than 5% (we will require masks again if community spread rises above 5%)

    • campers or staff exposed to COVID-19 may remain at camp if they wear a mask on vans and indoors
       

  • Some indoor programming will return!  We may be able to use the classrooms with the CCPRC education program, for instance, or go indoors during inclement weather.  
     

  • No more daily screening.  As always, please stay home if your camper is feeling sick or has a fever.  Campers who develop fever or flu-like symptoms during the day will be sent home
     

  • Campers and staff will still wash hands before eating, after using the bathroom, and before getting on the van
     

  • ​If a new COVID-19 infection is reported during camp, we will contact parents.  We are also able remain also open, as vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine.

Tell me more about Summer 2020 and 2021...

We opened camp June 1, 2020, with mask and screening policies in place.  We did not have any reported cases of COVID-19 among campers. One staff tested positive over a weekend in June, and we immediately closed the upcoming camp and contacted all affected campers.  We remained closed for one week and all staff were tested.  All staff tested negative and no campers reported infection.  

Summer 2021, we continued to wear masks and screen campers.  Symptomatic and exposed campers stayed home until they received negative tests at the appropriate time.  One camper developed a fever on Saturday morning in July, and tested positive the same day.  We notified their cohort and had (vaccinated) staff stay home for 5 days, until they tested negative. No campers in the cohort reported infection.