Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our camp family and our larger Charleston community.  

Masks are required in the vans and indoors.

Campers may present a COVID-19 vaccine for exemptions to daily screening and possible quarantine.  We strongly encourage vaccines for all eligible children and adults. 

We will continue to update our policies to align with the American Camp Association and the CDC.  Enrolled campers will be notified of all updates. 

2022
COVID-19

Policies

COVID-19 Policies (updated 12/01/21)

Please read closely: our policy has been updated to include vaccinated campers!  We strongly encourage all eligible campers to get a free COVID-19 vaccine.  Learn more from the CDC

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Because we have a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated campers, all campers and adults are required to wear a mask while riding in the vans and indoors in public spaces.  We do not require masks outdoors, but support campers who choose to wear them.

Campers who choose to send in a COVID-19 vaccine card: 

  • Must wear a mask on the vans and indoors (applies to everyone)​

  • Are exempt from daily screening, and do not need a negative test to attend camp each week

  • Do not need to quarantine if there is an exposure during the week
     

Campers without COVID-19 vaccine card on file: 

  • Must wear a mask on the vans and indoors (applies to everyone)​

  • Will be screened each morning, and cannot attend camp if they:  

    • have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, or upset stomach. 

    • live with or have been exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 within the past two weeks

  • Are required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. No refunds will be given for campers who must quarantine for an exposure at camp or outside of camp

All campers: 

  • Campers who develop a persistent cough or fever during the day will be sent home

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

  • We will stay outside on rainy days, at picnic shelters, until all campers are fully vaccinated

  • We will continue to cohort until all campers are fully vaccinated

Tell me more about Summer 2020 and 2021...

We opened camp June 1, 2020, and 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.