Top Safety Guidelines to Know
Participants are required to read the full Safety Guidelines document HERE, and are encouraged to do so prior to registration.
- Help create a healthy start to camp: make sure your camper can cover their coughs and sneezes and knows proper handwashing techniques before arriving on campus!
- Screening: campers, staff, and volunteers should expect to participate in screening pre-camp, upon arrival, during camp, and post-camp.
- Testing: campers, staff, and volunteers will require testing prior to camp and upon arrival.
- Vaccination: Volunteers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate.
- Transportation: Currently, we are planning for transportation to camp to be arranged by the camper family. Transportation should not be a reason to stay home from camp; please reach out to the COS Programs Team for assistance if needed.
- Face coverings: Disposable face masks will be provided on campus. Campers will wear face masks when indoors, except when eating or drinking, and outdoors if unable to physically distance or participating in an activity with another cohort. Staff and volunteers will be asked to wear a face-covering at all times except when eating, drinking, swimming, or when they are in their assigned sleeping place.
- Cohorting: Small groups of campers and counselors will eat together, participate in activities together, and are assigned to the same housing space. Multiple cohorts may come together for group activities in the outdoor setting only as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
- There will be increased cleaning on campus by professionals and the camp team.
As we move forward with our planning, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 infection and vaccination rates to ensure that they are at a safe level for re-opening in-person programs. If at any point we deem that infection rates are too high to ensure a safe and healthy camp experience, we will continue with our virtual Summer Camp program only.