Camp is on, and we missed you last summer! We are so excited to celebrate that camp is happening this summer. To help you prepare and answer questions your parents are likely asking. The reality is that camp may look a little different, and that is okay. However, the things that are the most foundational to camp will still be there. We remain committed to providing the camp experience you have come to expect from us.
FAQs and Pro Tips
IS MY PARTICIPANT REQUIRED TO BE TESTED TO ATTEND CAMP THIS SUMMER?
No. Participants must complete and pass a Camp Health Questionnaire form the day they leave for camp. This form must be signed by parents, then collected and turned in by the Group Leader on opening day.
WILL PARTICIPANTS AND STAFF BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS DURING CAMP?
Face coverings will not be required for attendees and staff. If a student or staff member feels the need to ware a mask, then we encourage them to do so. River Pointe’s Leadership Team/Staff will not enforce attendees and staff to ware mask.
WHAT IF A PARTICIPANT OR STAFF MEMBER IS SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS?
If any of the COVID-19 symptoms are present, the participant must be isolated from camp activities. At this point, the symptomatic participant must be tested for COVID-19 or return home immediately. If the test is positive, the individual must return home immediately. Staff will follow the same protocols and COVID-19 response for participants and will support your group in any way possible to adhere to the guidelines.
WHAT ABOUT VISITORS TO CAMP?
Outside visitors will be allowed on campus. However the visitor will need to check in with camp staff and have their temperate checked and filled out a Camp Health Questionnaire.
WHAT ADDITIONAL ITEMS SHOULD I ENCOURAGE THE GROUP TO PACK TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT CAMP?
Mask (if your choice to), hand sanitizer, and hand soap for their bathroom. Some may choose to also bring additional cleaning supplies (wipes, disinfectant spray) to wipe down their dorm rooms during the week.
CAN I BRING EXTRA LEADERS THIS YEAR?
While not required, extra leaders could be a big help to you. Keep in mind that IF a student needs to get tested for COVID-19 and is positive, the adult leader who took them to get medical attention would be considered a close contact and must return home as well.
I WASN’T AROUND A COVID-POSITIVE PERSON, BUT I WAS AROUND SOMEONE WHO WAS A “CLOSE CONTACT” TO A POSITIVE CASE. SINCE I AM A SECONDARY EXPOSURE, DO I HAVE TO QUARANTINE TOO?
No. Only participants who were in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual will be required to quarantine. We do not consider secondary exposure problematic.