We are working hard to finalize our protocols for quarantining and testing, taking into account that medical best practices and public health guidelines are evolving as we learn more about Covid. Thus, while many things still changing, here is what we know with certainty:

  • There will be a pre-camp quarantine period. Families should be aware of and plan for the need to have their children quarantine for 10 days before camp. This could be extended to 14 days, depending on current CDC and New York State guidelines, which are still evolving as they pertain to overnight summer camps. 
  • What do you mean by quarantine? We are aware that what it means to quarantine might be different for different families. We will explain our precise requirements as soon as we and our Medical Advisory Council have finalized them.
  • If you are an essential worker or unable to quarantine fully. Please reach out to us via email or phone to discuss your unique situation if you are an essential worker and unable to quarantine fully. 
  • Eliminating risky behaviors and monitoring health. We will have a pre-camp questionnaire and activity log we will ask families to fill out during the quarantine before camp. 
  • What do you mean by risky behavior? What is considered "risky" differs by individual. We will explain our precise definition as soon as we and our Medical Advisory Council have finalized them, but it will include things like eating in restaurants, attending social gatherings, being in a crowd, and flying.
  • We will require testing before camp. All campers and staff coming to camp will need to arrive with the written results of a negative PCR test taken directly before camp. We will advise how many days before camp this test must be taken. It is very likely we will mail you a test or give you specific instructions on where to go to get the test we need.
  • What if I don't want to test or don't have the results? If someone tests positive, or does not have negative PCR test results to show us, that person will not be permitted onsite. If you have had Covid within 90 days of Opening Day, please call us since your testing protocol will be different.
  • Testing upon arrival. We will also perform tests on every camper and staff member when they arrive at camp. 
  • Other testing. We will also perform additional PCR and/or rapid tests on all campers and staff as the session proceeds, before we allow bunk pods to merge into their quarter camp pods. We will also test campers and staff any other time we believe it necessary. The precise testing schedule is still evolving as best practices for overnight summer camps emerge.
  • What if I/my camper have already had COVID or received the vaccine? All families are expected to quarantine regardless of previous tests or vaccines. Unless your camper has tested positive within 90 days of Opening Day, they will receive the same testing protocol. All persons who have received a vaccine will also be tested according to the prevailing protocol.