CAMP HEALTH/SAFETY

RunningWorks Camps & Clinics

WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR 2021?

(Updated 7/29/21) We are encouraging all campers to be vaccinated before August 1st.  ALL CAMPERS MUST complete our 14 Day Pre-Camp Health Screen Form and bring a box of disposable masks in an event that social distancing outside their “pod” is compromised due to unforeseen circumstances. UNVACCINATED CAMPERS must provide documentation of a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test 3 – 5 days prior to camp. VACCINATED CAMPERS must provide documentation of full vaccination either prior to camp or at check-in the first day.  NOTE: we do not anticipate campers wearing masks while running. There will 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.  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.

The 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.  

WHAT IF THERE IS A POSITIVE TEST?

If a camper or staff member tests positive prior to camp, they will need to quarantine for a 10 – 14 day period.  They would need to be cleared by their home doctor with an accompanying negative PCR test before arriving to 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, Chelsea Iversen. Our Emergency Contact Person during camp is the Camp Director, Cricket Batz: 609-471-0626.

WILL CAMP BE REQUIRING VACCINATIONS?

We are requiring our staff to get vaccinated.  We also encourage campers to get vaccinated if it is available to them by August 1st. Again, vaccinated campers will not have to undergo the PCR Test but must show documentation of full vaccination.

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 Unvaccinated Campers must have completed and submitted the 14-Day Pre-Camp Health Screen Form
  • All Unvaccinated Campers must have a COVID PCR test 72 hours prior to camp and submit the negative result
  • All Vaccinated Campers must show documentation of their full vaccination
  • 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