General COVID Prevention
The safety of our campers, staff and guests is our #1 concern, always. As such, we have developed a COVID-19 response plan. Here are some of the most important details our plan:
As we have developed our response plan, we have followed guidance from LARA – The part of the Michigan State government that provides supervision for Camp Operations, as well as direction from the Allegan County health department, and the CDC. We will continue to monitor those sources and take their suggestions in to careful consideration.
Social distancing is one of the biggest prevention methods, as such, we will be limiting camper capacity to a maximum of 65% for any camp session. This will always us to be sure we are able to spread out and do activities and have fun in the safest way possible.
Mask wearing is a great method of prevention when social distancing is not possible. With this in mind, we will ask campers and staff members to wear masks when indoors for prolonged periods of time, and when social distancing cannot take place outdoors. This does not include sleeping, swimming, or eating.
Camp has always been about being outdoors, and 2021 at Camp Kidwell will not be any different. We will put an extremely high priority on outdoor activities. We will be doing our “normal” outdoor schedule, as well as adding as many things as possible. This will include eating meals outside as much as the weather will permit and avoiding indoor programming as much as possible.
Having a clean facility is paramount to ensuring high levels of sanitation and promoting a health environment. This has always been a high priority, and we will be increasing and upgrading our disinfecting procedures throughout camp.
Campers will be encouraged to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly. This will include between activities, group times, when entering a building, before eating, etc.
To decrease exposure between camper cabins groups, we will be using cabin group scheduling. 2 staff members and 8 campers will navigate and share their daily schedule together. All campers and staff will be able to interact, we will just ensure that social distancing is used as much as possible.
Large groups congregating is something we will be trying to avoid. To facilitate this, we will be implementing drive-thru drop off and pick up. We ask you to arrive at main camp and remain in your car. Our staff will greet you and help you through the process.
We are asking our camp families to help us keep everyone safe by considering these guidelines. If we all work together, we can have a very fun, SAFE and successful summer!
Please monitor your camper’s health for 2 weeks prior to arrival. If the child is exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 or experiences symptoms, they should contact the office immediately.
We are encouraging all families to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone who is eligible.
We are encouraging all families to have your child tested prior to coming to camp. Testing 3-5 days before camp is the best time frame. Testing is NOT required; however, it is an important piece of the process to work our way past COVID.
Our camp director is always glad to speak with families and parents about any questions or concerns they may have. Please be sure to reach out to him if anything doesn’t seem right or you would like a better explanation. You can reach him at 269-521-3559 or email@example.com.
Thank you so much for helping us give as many kiddos as possible a terrific camp experience!!!!