Camper Health and Safety - Working Copy [ 4/3/2021]

WHAT IS THE GOAL?

The primary goal of this committee is to identify the risks and produce policies and procedures that will protect the health and safety of our guests (campers and staff).

Related to that goal is to incorporate the rules and recommendations of governing bodies that will allow Camp Horizon to open an overnight summer camp program.

DO NOT BRING A SICK CHILD TO CAMP

The first line of defense is the parent. If parents do not knowingly send a sick or exposed child to camp, the safety measures taken at camp have a better chance of being effective. The Health Checklist provides some guidance regarding what symptoms to look for.

Health Checklist (PDF) - 

If a camper has asthma, a chronic cough, etc.  This needs to be reflected in their health form. 

New onset of any of the symptoms on this list ( "fever or two or more other symptoms") is cause to call the parent and consider sending the child home as soon as possible.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

We are discussing some changes from 2020 where we did not allow parents out of the car.  This is on the agenda for meetings in April.  Check back later!

CABIN LIFE

We are reducing the cabin count to eight campers and two staff (ten persons total).  This group will constitute a "cohort" - a group that is often together (like a family).

Procedures that are being finalized include but are not limited to:

  • Health Checklist including temperature twice daily
  • Bunk placement
  • Alternating the head-foot sleeping of campers
  • Bathroom/shower/sink routine to eliminate cross contamination
  • Sanitizing routine (when, where, how)
  • and lots more

Dining Hall and Chapel

This year we are looking at an arrangement of three tables per cabin with all seated on one side. This will avoid face to face eating.

Masks are being discussed.  Please check back later.

ACTIVITIES

For Junior Camp, the cabin group will stay together and rotated through all of the camp activities.  The Youth and Varsity camps will select activities on Sunday as traditionally done.  We are looking at keep all activities outside and limiting class sizes where distancing is impossible.

ALL CAMP GAMES

Games like Scavenger Hunt, Gold Rush, Capture the Flag, etc are minimal contact and the campers are spread out over twenty acres.  We do not believe that the social distancing rules will interfere with the fun of a full-camp game.