We recognize that the current pandemic will inevitably have an effect on camp in the summer of 2021. We are researching and keeping current on prevention requirements and best practices. We anticipate modifications being made to many camp activities such as drop-off, pick-up, bunk assignments, meals, singing, physical contact or proximity, health checks and more. We will be using a multi layered plan including (but not limited to): testing, masks, social distancing; more frequent and thorough cleaning; cohort groups; and staying outdoors as much as possible. As the science and understanding of how to minimize the spread and treat COVID19 continues to improve, we will adjust our plan accordingly. As much as we all want to get back up to camp, we will only have campers in-person if we truly believe we can keep everyone safe and healthy.
We will go to extraordinary measures at to keep our campers, volunteers, staff and families safe.
The staff at Horton Center are fine tuning plans for all the health and safety measures we are required by the state to have in place, as well as any further safety measures we feel necessary. We will be using the layered approach (see graphic) to reduce the risk of spread as much as possible. There is no one precaution that will keep everyone safe, it’s using multiple layers that will keep us safe. Similar to hiking in the mountains, multiple layers make us more adaptable, comfortable and prepared for whatever might come our way. Things are changing daily still so all we can be certain of is that they will continue to evolve. Our plan will evolve to keep pace with best practices, the state requirements, CDC and ACA recommendations, and our medical team’s experience and wisdom for keeping everyone healthy. Rest assured camper safety has always been our priority and adding COVID to the mix just means some new things need to be put in place to achieve that imperative. We’ve got this people. Let’s have camp!
Here are some things that are in place currently:
PRE-ARRIVAL TO CAMP –
It is vital to your camper and everyone’s safety that your family takes extraordinary precautions during the 10 days before camp to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19:
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP CHANGES –
TESTING & VACCINES –