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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S) AROUND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We understand that choosing an overnight camp for your son can be overwhelming especially during a nationwide pandemic. For your convenience and reassurance, we’ve compiled a few frequently asked questions specific to COVID-19 and camp.
What steps will be taken to mitigate COVID-19 from entering camp?
We are requiring all campers that are not fully vaccinated prior to their arrival at camp to avoid mass gatherings and public transportation for 7 days leading up to their arrival at camp. They must arrive at camp with proof of a negative PCR test (no rapid tests) that was administered no more than 7 days prior to their arrival. Proof of this negative test will be requested (paper copy) upon arrival at camp. All campers must be tested again upon arrival.
How will this change if my camper is fully vaccinated?
If your camper will be fully vaccinated (past two weeks from their 2nd dose), please upload a copy of their vaccination card to their CampDoc profile (via the immunization section). They will also be required to test upon arrival at camp, but they will not be required to test again during the session. If your camper’s CampDoc profile is locked out, please contact Lauren Frazier (firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.232.8642) for assistance.
Who is covering the cost for the COVID-19 tests?
Through our partnership with Quest Diagnostics, all testing will be billed through third party insurance. Any testing fees that are not covered by insurance will be paid through the CARES Act. Quest Diagnostics will be taking care of all insurance billing. Ultimately, there should be no additional testing costs for our camper families.
Will my camper(s) have to wear a mask the entire time?
Campers and staff will not be required to wear a mask the entire time. We will require everyone to have several masks with them at camp and will ask campers and staff to wear it when social distancing is not possible indoors. Masks will be worn during meals (when walking around the dining hall away from their designated table). Masks will always be allowed if preferred by campers. Due to our testing program, campers will not have to wear a mask when in their cabin.
Will there be an increase in cleaning and sanitization?
Yes, we will be hiring additional staff members to solely focus on keeping camp clean. High touch areas will be sanitized several times a day. Additionally, over 30 hand sanitizing stations will be spread out around each camp.
Where can I learn more about the NH guidance and what Camp Mi-Te-Na and Camp Foss is doing to keep campers safe this summer?
On the 15th of every month we are hosting a Zoom Q&A session for our camper families. To accommodate times that work for all, we change the time each month. Get the information for the next zoom session by contacting Lauren Frazier, email@example.com. To learn even more about NH Guidance, click here.
Will check in look different this year?
Yes, check in will be different this year as this is the main time we will have people in camp who have not gone through our surveillance testing program. We have made several adjustments to check in. Please see our new procedures below:
– Mi-Te-Na Check in will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday’s. 1 week campers should arrive between 1:00 – 2:00 pm. 2 week campers should arrive between 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
– Foss Check In’s will take placed from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday’s. 1 week campers should arrive between 2:00 – 3:00 pm. 2 week campers should arrive between 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
– Families that are dropping campers off at both camps should plan to drop off at Camp Mi-Te-Na first and then Camp Foss.
– Beds will be assigned based on a bunk lottery. This will allow us to make the process fair for all campers regardless of what time they arrive. As a reminder, a bunk refers to a bed not a cabin. Any cabin requests that have been made will not be affected by this lottery. Beds will be numbered. When campers arrive, they will choose a number and be able to set up that bunk as their own.
– We kindly ask that all families wear masks when inside any buildings during the check in process.