Lifeguard works with a camper during Swim Lessons
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Coronavirus & 4-H Camp Bristol Hills

Update:  June 2022

Testing:  All overnight campers will be rapid (at-home) tested each week. Staff will be tested at the start of the season, and again after any lapse of service exceeding 2 days.  These tests must be completed 1-2 days prior to arriving at camp. We will maintain supplies of tests at the Main Office and at Camp for any staff or camper who are not able to acquire a rapid test locally, or requires a test during their stay at Camp. Testing is required regardless of vaccination status. Campers or staff who have tested positive more than two weeks but less than 90 days before arrival are not required to test, as long as they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Upon arrival, Camp staff will verbally verify with parents/guardians that the test has been completed and the camper is negative.

Anyone who tests positive will not be permitted to attend camp for two weeks from date of first known symptoms. Campers who have tested positive more than two weeks prior to camp, and are no longer showing symptoms, will be permitted into camp. Campers who test positive within two weeks of camp will be offered the opportunity to reschedule to a later week, or receive a full refund, at the family’s request. Staff who test positive will be sent home, but will receive pay for the two weeks that they are out of camp.

Vaccinations: Vaccination (including eligible booster doses) against COVID-19 is not required. Campers and staff who are NOT vaccinated, however, will not be permitted at Camp if they have had a recent (within two weeks) exposure to an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Masks: All campers and staff will have the option to wear masks if the choose to do so, but they will not be required. The one exception will be for Kitchen Assistants who are not fully vaccinated and current with boosters. Those Kitchen Assistants who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks while working in the kitchen. Vaccinated Kitchen Assistants will not be required to wear masks.

Cohorting: We will continue the use of cohorting. A cohort is defined as a group of up to 36 campers who behave as a single operating unit. We will minimize exposure between campers and staff from different cohorts. The one exception here, will again be Kitchen Assistants who will be cohorted with a camper cabin group, and also working in the kitchen where they will be working alongside people who are in different cohorts. This is the reason for the masking for unvaccinated KA’s working in the kitchen.

Sanitation Stations: We will once again have the hand sanitizer stations mounted at each cabin and many of the program spaces. 

Last updated July 1, 2022