Camp Naru COVID-19 Protocols
Updated as of February 14, 2022
Prior to arrival at camp, staff and campers will be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccine. Upon arrival at camp, all staff and campers will be required to submit proof of a negative PCR test result, obtained within the past 3 days, and certify that they are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
As of this writing, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for ages five (5) and older. Thus we will require campers to be fully vaccinated (with two (2) Pfizer-BioNTech shots) at least 14 days prior to coming to camp. Persons who are unable to meet the vaccination requirement should contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can determine the best course of action.
During camp operations – the expectation is as follows:
- Daily morning temperature and COVID-19 symptom check – executed by the camp medical officer (CMO). Any camper or staff member experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated, undergo testing, including both a rapid and PCR test, and remain isolated pending test results.
- Campers will work, move, eat, sleep and play in “cabin pods” of campers and counselors.
- Mask wearing is required for all indoor activities, with the exception of eating, drinking, swimming, and sleeping. Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps.
- Mask wearing is optional for outdoor programs, unless participants cannot maintain three (3) feet of distance at all times.
- Common areas and surfaces that are shared by pods will be wiped down frequently.
- Practice social distancing – up to six (6) feet – where feasible.
- Participants will refrain from sharing personal items.
- Campers will wash/sanitize their hands before all meals and throughout the day.
- The CMO will have rapid-tests available for use with any participant that shows symptoms – see above.
- If a camper or staff member has a positive COVID-19 rapid test result, that individual will:
- Be temporarily placed in an isolation unit on campgrounds, where they will not come into contract with any other camper or staff member, while leadership contacts the parents/guardians of the participant.
- Have their personal items collected from their cabin and brought to the camper or staff member.
- Staff members will be responsible for their departure from camp.
- Parents/guardians are responsible for the immediate and safe collection of their participants.
- The participants’ entire “cabin pod” will then undergo testing, including both a rapid and PCR test.