With the new year well underway, we continue to refine our 2021 Health Action Plan to incorporate evolving guidance from the CDC and state/local department of health recommendations. We continue to communicate with our accrediting organization, American Camp Association, to combine best practices and practical experience we had operating in 2020. While some recommendations may evolve through the spring, campers can expect to see many non-pharmaceutical interventions in place this summer at Camp Crosley. These will include:
- robust cleaning and sanitation
- daily health checks
- increased hand hygiene
- small group cohorts
- physical distancing
- prioritization of outdoor activity
- staggered mealtimes
- mask requirements during some activities
We do anticipate that campers will not need to wear masks when they are in their own cabin groups and, by holding more activities than ever outside, we will still get to experience many of our favorites camp traditions and activities. Families should also expect that they may be requested to do pre-camp preparation/screening and testing before their camper arrives at camp. We will be able to be more specific about this as the summer comes closer.
While no place is as safe as staying home, kids are craving summer camp and are desperate for a remedy for this isolation. We remain committed to provide as healthy an environment as we can for our campers this summer.