As we enter our second year of “Covid-conscious” summer camp, we are grateful for the things we learned in 2021. We’re hopeful for a summer that looks a little more like what we’re used to, thanks to scientific and public health advancements over the last two years. We know, however, that new variants of COVID-19 continue to circulate and pose threats to individuals and communities, especially to those who may be medically vulnerable at camp or at home. While there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infection or transmission, we will use these measures to mitigate risk of exposure and transmission; please review carefully.
While it is not required for campers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend camp, vaccination AND a booster (if eligible) are required in order to stay at camp in the case of an exposure.
We are reasonably confident that this risk mitigation and communication strategy will be in place through the entire camp season. However, policies are subject to change based on CDC and state recommendations, infection and vaccination rates in the region, advice of our supervising physician, and other public health factors.
Please read this information and review with your camper in preparation for your camp session.
Camper drop-off will occur between 2-3:30pm. In order to lessen the time campers and their families need to spend waiting in lines to check-in, our camp staff will give your family a "drop-off window" about a week before opening. When you arrive at Shrine Mont, our camp staff team will be on hand to direct you to parking and through the check-in process. The first step will be for campers to take a rapid COVID test. (Families are welcome to also take a test, if you wish!) Once the negative results come back, our staff will usher you through the rest of the check-in process, culminating with your camper meeting their cabin counselor and joining their cabin group on the ballfield. Because of the nature of our check-in process, parents will not be able to go to the cabin with their campers. However, our cabin staff will be fully trained to help all campers get settled in, make their beds, etc.