CAMP HEALTH/SAFETY

WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR 2022?

This plan will continue to be a “work in progress” right up to the Opening Day of camp.  We will use the most up to date information available to make decisions. All decisions will be made utilizing the guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Camp Association and by camp medical professionals. 

(Updated 3/30/22)   At this time, we strongly encourage all campers to be fully vaccinated.   Due to constantly evolving information, we will apprise you of any COVID testing protocols closer to the camp date. If social distancing is still recommended, all campers should bring a box of disposable 3 ply surgical/medical grade or K/N95 masks in an event that social distancing outside their “pod” is compromised due to unforeseen circumstances.   NOTE: we do not anticipate campers wearing masks while running. We expect there to be a modified bubble with campers grouped by cabins/running groups (pods) and larger group gatherings (meals, camp talks, rain events, etc.), taking place outside (Camp Canadensis has purchased large tents for these purposes).  Our intention is to keep as many activities as possible outdoors.  All indoor and common spaces will be disinfected throughout the day by the Camp Canadensis staff.  Hand sanitation stations will be located all throughout the camp.  Campers will have health screens and their temperatures checked each morning and evening. The amount of people coming in and out of camp will be limited.

WHAT IF THERE IS A POSITIVE TEST?

If a camper or staff member tests positive for COVID prior to camp, they will need to quarantine for a certain time period (t.b.a.).  They will also need to provide documentation that they are healthy and cleared by their home doctor to attend camp.

If a camper or staff member becomes sick and tests positive during camp, they will be quarantined and asked to be picked up immediately and brought home.  The remainder of the division (cabin/running group), would then be a quarantined pod and we will contact trace anyone that was exposed to the infected person, providing follow up testing as needed.  Our point person to deal with any COVID-19 health issues will be our Camp Nurse. Our Emergency Contact Person during camp is the Camp Director, Cricket Batz: 609-471-0626.

GENERAL CAMP HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • Nurse and Certified Athletic Trainer in residence and on staff
  • Athletic Training Room and Sick Bay on campus
  • Urgent Care Clinic 15 minute drive
  • Pocono Hospital 20 minute drive
  • Emergency Action plan in place and shared with campers in first day orientation
  • Adherence to Guidelines and Mandates from CDC, state and Federal Government authorities
  • Sick campers will be treated by the athletic trainer/ER/physician depending on severity and isolated if communicable, parents are contacted immediately 
  • Any sick campers will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian as soon as possible
  • Injured campers are treated by the athletic trainer/ER/physician depending on severity. Parents are contacted immediately.
  • All Campers must have healthy physicals upon admittance, indicating “well child”
  • All Campers must have parental waivers certifying camper’s good health
  • All Campers are encouraged to be fully vaccinated
  • Medications must be administered by the nurse or trainer unless they have signed the RunningWorks Self-Administration of Medication Authorization/Approval form signed by a parent and their physician
  • All Campers & Parents must sign the Camper Agreement on Camp Rules & Regulations
  • All Staff are certified to be in good health upon arrival
  • Staff are background checked prior to arrival
  • Staff undergo health and safety orientation prior to camp
  • Daily Group and Cabin health checks