Safe Return to Summer

Our top priority at Good Counsel Summer Camps is for children to thrive in a safe and healthy environment. 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 four areas of focus to the Safe Return to Summer Plan: 

  1. Vaccination Requirement For Ages 5+
  2. Adjusted Programming
  3. Health Screening & Procedures
  4. Increased Sanitation and Cleaning Procedures

Vaccination Requirement For Ages 5+

Good Counsel Summer Camps require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for eligible individuals ages 5 and older as the best means of reducing the risk of transmission and providing our campers and counselors with the safest possible camp experience. 

Adjusted Programming

  • Many camp activities will take place outdoors 
  • There will be increased spacing during activities 
  • Arrival and dismissal processes will be modified to maintain physical distancing
  • Access to camp will be limited to campers and staff members 

Health Screening & Procedures 

Health Screening
Please conduct the following health screening each morning before arriving at camp:

  • Does your child have any of the following symptoms: 
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • New onset of severe headache (esp. with fever)
    • Diarrhea or Vomiting
    • Difficulty Breathing
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Has your child had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19?

IMPORTANT: If the answer is "Yes" to any of the questions, please keep your child home and notify the camp health staff immediately via email: camps@olgchs.org.

Health Procedures 

  • 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
  • At this time, wearing masks is optional. We will continue to follow state and local guidelines for requiring masks. 
  • A nurse will be on duty during camp hours, and all camp staff have received 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

Should you have questions, feel free to contact us via email: camps@olgchs.org