Specific COVID-19 Protocols, Procedures, and Policies
There will be many changes and additions added to our everyday protocol at youth camps. Below we have outlined these changes and why they are being made. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or call the office and we will be glad to help.
- We are taking a maximum of 20 campers. This will keep our groups size under 25 at all time, as outlined by the Missoula County Health Department guidelines at this time.
- Staff will complete a daily self-health assessment. They are not allowed to work until proof of this assessment is provided to a member of the admin staff.
- Parents are required to complete a weekly health assessment of their child and family before attending youth camps. Any false or misleading information could result in the camper being removed from camp.
- Participants, staff, or volunteers who have been contacted by the Health Department because they are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case will be under the direction of a public health nurse for isolation, quarantine, and symptom monitoring. If required to isolate or quarantine, they cannot attend camp. During the 2020/2021 Camp Season, we have determined that for the month of June, we will not be using any form of public or private transportation to travel. This will be revisited at a later date this summer to determine if it is safe to use transportation again during the following months.
- Our camp staff will be trained on proper cleaning techniques and equipment. After each use and after each day, all of this equipment will be thoroughly cleaned by our staff. If there is a planned activity that groups will rotate through, we will have our lead staff on site to ensure that the equipment is cleaned properly before the next group arrives.
- Youth Camp Staff will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside. For outdoor activities, Youth Camp staff will be required to wear a mask anytime that a social distance of 6’ cannot be maintained. Campers will not be required to wear a mask while engaged in activities (inside or outside) or while eating, but will be asked to wear a mask at all other times. Campers need to provide their own masks.
- Any child exhibiting symptoms consistent with that of COVID-19 will be sent home from camp immediately.
- We will provide hand sanitizer near all activities.
Dynamic times call for flexibility
We will be closely monitoring any changes within the guidelines given to us by the State of Montana, Missoula County Health Department, and the University of Montana. Our camp will change as they change. This means we could move closer to operating in our normal way, but it also means we could take a step back at any time. We will always communicate when decisions are made that affect the operation of our camp.
All planned activities and themes are subject to change. We ask for your patience and understanding.