We will be following the latest guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New England States' Governors’ Offices and the American Camp Association (ACA) on how to safely re-open this summer during the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At this time we will be following the safety and wellness measures posted here. Please note these are subject to change as additional information is released.
If you are traveling domestically to Camp then we will ask you to do a 5 day “smart quarantine" before arrival, which means only attending essential work/school activities while practicing low risk behaviors (masking, social distancing, no social visiting, no sporting events). A contactless travel option is also highly recommended. Contactless means no stopping to eat in a public restaurant, avoiding mixing with people outside of your household, and, when stopping for bathroom breaks, masking and sanitizing.
Everyone will be required to provide a negative PCR Covid-19 test (written or electronic) done within 72 hours prior to arrival at camp.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old, a decision that could be decided by some time in early May 2021. The vaccine is currently authorized only for people age 16 and older. If eligible campers should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Ideally wait 2 weeks after completing vaccination before traveling to camp.
All campers will receive a Covid Rapid Test upon arrival. Campers may attend if negative test results are achieved meaning at that time the camper is Covid free. If not the parent/guardian must take the camper home and they will not be allowed to join the camp for the session. Campers and their belongings may exit the car after the Negative Results from the Rapid Test are achieved. Good-bye’s will be said and the camp staff will get the camper settled into their transportation vehicle ready to depart for the Allagash River.
The greatest prevention of asymptomatic transmission of COVID appears to be distancing, masking, good hand hygiene practices and spending time outdoors.
Our camp group will act as a “camp pod”. This means staff and campers will only have close contact with individuals in the camp pod.
For the first 7 days of camp, the camp pod will wear masks. Campers will be required to wear a mask when reasonably possible, exceptions include swimming, eating, and in their tents.
For the second 7 days of camp the camp pod may demask.
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