COVID-19 Management

How are we Staying Safe?

Our primary focus during camp for Summer 2021 will be on procedures to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in our camp community. While we know that we cannot promise a 100% safe environment, we will do everything we can to reduce risks and exposures.

As camp approaches, we will use the best available science and recommendations from local, state, and national health departments to decide what other measures to implement for safety. Things we are currently considering include:

  • Masks for everyone
  • Frequent and enforced hand hygiene
  • Spacing within cohorts
  • Cleaning and sanitation of spaces within the buildings
  • Encouraging vaccination for faculty and campers aged 12+
  • Daily symptom screening

Depending on the state of the pandemic by the summer, we may be able to relax or we may have to strengthen some of these measures. We promise to make decisions with the health and safety of all the members of our community at the forefront. We will communicate final details of policies and procedures no less than one month before camp starts.

Based on current regulations, masks continue to be required for all participants and faculty, regardless of vaccination status.

What is a COHORT?

According to camps that did successfully run in 2020, one of the main interventions that prevented COVID-19 spread was keeping campers in cohorts. A cohort is a small group of campers that stay together during their entire time at camp. This will be a big adjustment for our camp that is used to hanging out together in the Commons, sharing time together at lunch in the dining hall, and playing big games together in the gym. However, we think it is an important change to protect the health of both campers and faculty.

A cohort will consist of a group of up to 10 campers who will take two classes together each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The class pairs vary throughout the summer, to meet a variety of interests. The 10 campers and two teachers will stay together for the full week, including lunch and mid-day break. 

If there are two cohorts that have smaller enrolled numbers, we will consider mixing those groups at lunch to allow for more social connections, but we will limit the total number campers in a mixed cohort to 12. 

Boarding Program

Due to current state regulations, as well as the uncertainty of international travel, we are not offering boarding for this summer. We still welcome international campers who are staying with local family or friends. We may ask international campers to quarantine for a period of time before attending camp. 

Summer Camp