Safe Return to Summer

Our top priority at Good Counsel Summer Camps is for children to thrive in a safe and healthy environment. For Summer 2021, we have created a Safe Return to Summer Plan, implementing various protocols designed to preserve the health and safety of all campers and staff. This plan is based on CDC recommendations, and state and local COVID-19 mandates. Please note that this is not a complete or final list of guidelines and may be revised in accordance with state, local, and school guidance.

There are three areas of focus to the Safe Return to Summer Plan: 

  1. Adjusted Programming
  2. Health Screening 
  3. Increased Sanitation and Cleaning Procedures

Adjusted Programming

  • Many camp activities will take place outdoors 
  • There will be reduced camper capacity and increased spacing during activities 
  • Arrival and dismissal processes will be modified to maintain physical distancing
  • There will be limited shared supplies and mixing of camper groups  
  • Lunch will take place outdoors in a shaded area or under a tent
  • Concessions will not be available and campers should bring a bag lunch and water bottle
  • Access to camp will be limited to campers and staff members 
  • Before and After Care are not available this summer

Health Procedures & Screening

  • All campers and counselors will be required to wear face coverings at all times with the exception of lunchtime and water breaks
  • All campers and counselors must fill out a Health Questionnaire based on CDC guidelines prior to arriving at camp
  • Handwashing and sanitizing will be encouraged throughout the day
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided, with hand sanitizing stations at building entrances, and in shared spaces
  • A nurse will be on duty during camp hours, and all camp staff will receive training on COVID-19 prevention practices including social distancing, face-covering use, and contact tracing. 
  • Signage and ongoing communication will supplement and reinforce training

Increased Sanitation and Cleaning Procedures

  • There will be frequent cleaning and disinfecting of the facilities and high-touch areas throughout the day
  • Deep cleaning of facilities will occur every evening
  • The air circulation system in the building now uses high-efficiency MERV filters

More information will be provided to all camp families as we near summertime. Should you have questions, feel free to contact us: (240) 283-3218 or lcostello@olgchs.org