Staff and directors are trained to recognize COVID-19 signs and symptoms. Directors will conduct health screening questions and temperature checks at check in. If, at any point, campers exhibit symptoms throughout the day, they will be removed from the group and isolated following CDC guidelines until an adult can pick them up. Siblings of the camper may also need to go home. Other families in the group will be notified and encouraged to watch for symptoms, but will not be required to go home since we’re cleaning and distancing like pros. Campers can return after 24 hours, if they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications (see above).
In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case (of a camper or staff member on site) the director will immediately notify local health officials and S&K Headquarters. Health officials will help determine a course of action for the program. We may need to close the site, or room, where the exposure was reported for a time if required. This would most likely be a 24 hour room or facility wide closure, allowing time for local health officials to gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 situation. HQ will coordinate with local health officials to communicate closure decisions and any possible COVID-19 exposure. In the event of a positive camper, all children in contact with that camper will likely be recommended to self-quarantine. Depending on local regulations, vaccinated campers without symptoms may be allowed to return with proof of vaccination. We will, as always, refund for days missed if this happens.
Camp will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, and HQ will assess all health and safety procedures, site operations, and any need for increased monitoring and/or training. If, for any reason, camp does close for an extended period of time, families will be refunded for any in-person days missed.
Plan for Care of Mildly Ill Campers
All camp staff are trained in first aid and CPR. Staff will assess each mildly ill or injured camper. Parents will be notified if symptoms or complaints warrant, or if the camper desires them to do so. The camper will be able to rejoin activities if symptoms/complaints and medical assessment allows.
Procedure for Emergency Care
All camp staff are trained in first aid and CPR. The closest staff member to the injured camper will ensure the child is safe and not in any immediate harm, offering basic first aid if needed, and call the Camp Director. The Director will assess the injured camper and make a plan for emergency care treatment. If needed, they will designate a staff member to call 911 immediately and the Director or the Assistant Director will notify the parent of the emergency. If the parent cannot be reached the emergency contact person(s) listed by the parent on the camper’s registration will be called in order. If the situation does not indicate an immediate 911 call, the camp director or assistant director will call the child’s parents and emergency contacts until someone can be reached or until such a time as emergency transport is deemed necessary. The director or assistant director will accompany the camper to the hospital until a parent, guardian or care taker arrives.