Summer Camp & Coronavirus: Information from Adirondack Woodcraft Camps
Mar 10, 2020
Dear Woodcraft Families,
Adirondack Woodcraft Camps is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for everyone. We look forward to a safe and fun summer ahead for our camp community.
We are aware of concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and summer camp. We are happy to communicate with you about them. Please feel free to give us a call or write us an email at any time.
Adirondack Woodcraft Camps has a long and strong history. Each year we revise and follow a health and safety plan which includes measures to prevent and limit the spread of communicable disease and is reviewed annually by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH.) We are regularly in contact with the health department and are monitoring new information closely as it becomes available.
To prevent the spread of germs and to combat illness, health officials remind us that prevention is key. With that in mind, please follow these steps to help ensure a healthy summer for our camp community:
- Make sure your camper’s medical form is up to date and complete. All campers must have a current physical and completed health form in order to attend camp.
- Arrive at camp with a healthy, well rested camper. If your child is experiencing fever, cough, respiratory distress, or other signs of illness, delay their arrival to camp until they are fully recovered. Consult your child’s physician to determine appropriate timing.
- Discuss proper hygiene practices with your camper to help prevent the spreading of germs. Practice these habits now and we will continue to do so at camp:
- wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds particularly before meals, handling food, after using the restroom and touching common surfaces
- cough and sneeze in elbow, not hands
- use hand sanitizer
- avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth
- do not share drinks and food
- keep distance from others who are sick
On our end, we work diligently to keep a healthy camp. Before your campers arrive at camp, our camp counselors take part in our staff training which includes detailed information and training surrounding camper health and hygiene.
Upon arrival at camp, each camper will visit the health center for a temperature screening and lice check. If a camper is not well upon arrival, we do reserve the right to not admit your child to camp. At that time you will return home with your child until they fully recover. A doctor’s note will help ensure a safe return to camp for your camper.
Should your camper become ill during camp, we will communicate with you promptly and arrange for a physician's visit right away when deemed necessary. We will keep your child under supervision in our health center and use isolation spaces when needed.
As always, Adirondack Woodcraft Camps will follow health and safety guidelines as put forth by the New York State Department of Health as well as the U.S. Center for Disease Control.
Thank you for your help in ensuring a healthy start to camp for your child. Please reach out with any questions.
Best wishes from Woodcraft,