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

Will we be wearing masks this summer? Yes

Can parents opt out of this? No

The American Camp Association and CDC and SCDHEC continue to recommend masks for all overnight and day camps, and they inform all of our safety procedures.  American Academy of Pediatrics also echoes the ACA and CDC.  We will continue to require masks for adults and children this summer.  We do not expect this to change until fall or winter, when kids' vaccines are available. 

COVID-19

Policies

COVID-19 Policies

We understand that carriers of COVID-19 can be asymptomatic.  Even with screening (see below) we cannot guarantee that your child will not be exposed to the virus either at camp or traveling to and from.  We will do everything possible to minimize risk while still operating within our camp structure.  

TLDR?  Wear a mask, don't come to camp if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, wash your hands

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We have created our 2021 policies based on guidance from:

1. COVID-19 policies are detailed throughout this page and summarized on our COVID-19 specific waiver, which is required to attend camp.  

  • Staff and campers are required to wear a mask while riding in the van and while outdoors around other people (crowded playgrounds, outfitted activities)

  • *Slightly updated: Campers and staff may remove masks when eating, swimming, or playing together in isolated areas.

  • Campers and staff will be screened each morning.  Campers and staff are not allowed to attend camp if they:  

    • have a fever over 100.4 or a persistent cough.  

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

  • 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

  • Our small groups have limited contact with other Famous Adventures groups, families at public places, other participants at our outfitters, etc. 

2. Slightly updated: Parents, siblings, caregivers (anyone at pick up and drop off) please either wear a mask OR practice social distancing.

  

3. Famous Adventures will no longer participate in indoor activities.  In the case or rain or inclement weather, we'll seek shelter at Charleston County Parks.  Please note that winter camp can bring cold weather, and dress accordingly.   

4. We only use outfitters who are following our new policies.  We've shared all of this information with our partners, and we no longer visit outfitters who are not following these guidelines. 

5. If a new COVID-19 infection is reported during camp, we will close that group and immediately and contact campers, staff and outfitters.  Pro-rated refunds will be given to campers.   

 

6. We will participate in contract tracing for any cases reported 72-hours after camp, as well.  

Tell me more about Summer 2020...

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.