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FAQs - COVID-19 & Camp


Will Camp Shelanu be in person?

Yes! Camp Shelanu will be operating completely in person this year with some modifications to ensure we are following all current local, state, and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19. 


Will masks be required?

Yes, masks will be required throughout the day. The exceptions to this will be during strenuous outdoor activity, water activities, and mealtimes (during which physical distancing will be required). All other times of the day, masks will be required, especially during indoor activities.

What if someone tests positive for COVID-19 during camp?

If your camper tests positive for COVID-19, please email as soon as possible. We will use contact tracing to determine which individuals were potentially exposed so that they can be advised to quarantine and test per current CDC guidelines as quickly as possible. Should a camper display symptoms during the day, they will be placed in a quarantine room until a parent or guardian can pick them up; next steps would be discussed at that time.  In the event that a counselor or other staff member tests positive, we will communicate with affected families and limit exposure.

What is the plan for cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day?

High traffic areas (bathrooms, common spaces) will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis and between use by different cohorts. High touch points such as doorknobs will be cleaned and sanitized frequently throughout the day. Sports equipment and arts and crafts tools will be cleaned and sanitized between users.

How will drop-off and pick-up work?

To limit the amount of people on campus, parents will be asked to remain in their cars while dropping off and picking up campers. Parents will drive through the parking lot to meet counselors at the designated check-in and check-out station. 


What health requirements must my child meet to attend camp? 

Campers and staff are NOT permitted at camp if any of the following apply:

  • They have had symptoms of any sickness in the past 72 hours.

  • They have had a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, any respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc), chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell in the past 14 days.

  • They have had known contact with a person who has COVID-19 or any of the above symptoms in the past 14 days.

  • They have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. If your child has a fever or illness while at camp, you will be notified and will need to pick up your child from camp as soon as possible.

Will vaccinations be required for counselors and other staff?

It is highly encouraged that all counselors and staff get vaccinated but it is not mandatory at this time. Any staff members who are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last dose) by the first day of camp, will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing until they are considered fully vaccinated by CDC guidelines. 

What will meal and snack times look like? 

All activities involving eating food will take place outdoors with physical distancing protocols in place. 

Will there be swimming this year? 

For the safety of our campers and staff, we will not be setting up the swimming pools this year. Instead, we have tons of other fun water activities planned that allow for physical distancing! 


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