2022 COVID Protocols

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COVID-19 ProtocolsSummer 2022

The below represents COVID-19 protocols for the summer. Please recognize that we continue to manage the best standards of care, and, if necessary, this information is subject to change.

TESTING

Within 48 hours of arrival at camp for the start of summer programs, PCR tests for all participants (campers and staff) are required.

For all campers, once again, we will be working with Integrated Laboratory Providers. Please complete the jot form at ttps://form.jotform.com/211334266081044.

Testing dates and times for all programs are at Adat Shalom and are as follows:

  • Camp Maas, Session 1: June 19 at luggage drop off/lice checks at 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Camp Maas, Session 2: July 17 at 5:00-7:00 pm (please refer to these times as opposed to those listed in the Family Guide)
  • Kennedy 1, Agree, Western 1, Alaska: June 17 at 8:00-9:00 am
  • Teen Mission: June 19 at 9:45-10:45 am
  • Western 2: June 21 at 8:00-9:00 am
  • Western 3: June 24 at 8:00-9:00 am
  • Kennedy 2: July 15 at 8:00-9:00 am

​​If you are an out of state family and have already made other arrangements for luggage drop-off, please make an appointment at a lab before flying and email your test results to jfeinberg@tamarackcamps.com or hand them in at camp arrival. Failure to comply will delay your camper’s admittance into camp.

After testing, we highly encourage all participants to do their best in reducing possible exposure before their arrival to camp or teen program. This includes wearing masks in large community settings.

If your camper tests positive prior to arriving at camp, please inform the Health Director; together with the Camp Director and others that may be necessary, we will make alternate arrangements for arrival to camp. This arrangement will follow an isolation period and full recovery.

Throughout the summer, campers may be required to have a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen) at the discretion of medical/camp personnel. Possible reasons for testing include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) camper’s close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19; and/or
(b) the camper exhibits symptoms that are considered concerning.

POSITIVE TEST

During the session, if anyone presents to the clinic with symptoms, the medical team becomes involved. If a camper or staff member tests positive, there is a separation from the camp community — either by returning home or residing in designated areas at camp (for out of state and international residents).

Following a period of isolation (minimum of 5 days), they are able to return to daily activity — so long as they are fever free and without symptoms.

A camper that tests positive for COVID-19 on a Travel Trip will be separated from the group immediately (with staff supervision) and may be required to leave camp and be picked up by a parent/guardian within 24 hours.

COVID-19 COMMUNICATIONS

To enhance awareness, we will communicate any positive cases to the camper’s guardians, along with guardians of other campers in the child’s bunk (anonymously). We will monitor other campers in the bunk for the development of any symptoms and will test in accordance with our policies.

MASKS

  • Camp Maas: Masks are not required.
  • Teen Programs (Western, Alaska, Camp Kennedy, Agree Outpost, Teen Mission): Campers will be required to always carry masks in their backpacks – and, if directed by the staff, they must be worn.

COVID-19 BOOSTERS 

  • 5-11 year olds: We will not be requiring COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 5-11 year olds. However, if eligible, we highly recommend your camper receives the booster prior to camp.
  • 12 years old and above:  We are requiring COVID-19 vaccine boosters for campers aged 12 and above to be up-to-date on their covid vaccine. This means initial 2 doses and a booster, if eligible.

Of course, as the summer progresses, we will remain diligent in monitoring the virus and best practices — and, if necessary, modify our existing procedures.