COVID-19 Protocols at Dunkleys – 2022

All Campers are required to get vaccinated, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.  Campers will need to have proof of vaccination or documents from a Dr or religious leader. All counselors will be vaxed and boosted.

This is a work in progress, a fluid document. With vaccines, “over-the-counter COVID tests” and immediate results available, many of these protocols may change prior to the beginning of Camp. This plan will continue to be reviewed and updated weekly as new information from the VT Dept of HE, VT Agency of Commerce and Community, ACA, VT Governor, CDC is received. Our top priority is keeping our camp community healthy and safe this summer while offering a meaningful camp experience to our campers!

It is crucial to minimize the risks of spreading COVID 19. The following are designed to maintain health and safety while running during the summer of 2022:

1. Any camper/staff member who is showing symptoms of COVID (has a cough, fever higher than 100.4, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, significant rash, discolored nasal discharge, severe ear pain, uncontrolled cough, diarrhea) or who has been in contact with someone with COVID within the last 14 days, is currently sick, has been tested and is awaiting results or is at high risk due to underlying health conditions (heart disease, lung disease, underlying immune disorders, people with HIV) will not be permitted at camp. High-risk campers/staff will be able to attend if they have been vaccinated.

2. Masks will be optional, except when in the water or skiing/tubing, eating, or sleeping (at that time no masks are allowed).

3. Families doing drop off and pick up are required to wear masks. Drop off and pick up times will be staggered with no direct camp contact with the family member dropping off. All paperwork will be handled ahead of drop-off. Counselors will bring the camper into the camp.

4. The pre-screening upon arrival at Dunkleys 2022 will include: well-child check, symptom check, temperature check, and lice check.

5. Campers & staff will have the option to take hikes, beach trips, nature walks in Vermont with minimal contact from the non-camp community.

6. Pre Arrival for All Campers:
1.  Follow low-risk practices for 7 days:  use social distancing
2.  Obtain a negative PCR test for COVID within 3 days of arrival at camp (if it is positive ~stay home and come to Camp 2 weeks later!)  Camp must have an electronic or hard copy proof of the negative test prior to arrival (unless you have had COVID within the last 90 days~but more than 14 days ago)

7. If a camper experiences symptoms, that camper would be isolated in the infirmary or COVID cabin, and sent home as soon as possible, until a negative test came back or quarantine for 14 days at home.

8. Hand hygiene stations will be set up at the entrance to the pre-screening area and all entrances to bunks, the dining room, workout areas, and the kitchen.

9. Daily temperature/health checks for staff/campers will be done each AM.

10. Dunkleys workouts and activities will be outside, whenever possible. Windows and doors will be open in the gyms, dining room, and bunks, weather permitting. All areas will be cleaned and sanitized after use.

11. Non-pharmaceutical interventions that will be followed: (1)optional masking  (2)outside activities unless inclement weather  (3)social distancing  (4)good ventilation for indoor spaces  (5)handwashing  (6)limiting inside exposure

All Dunkleys’ Staff will complete VOSHA’s mandatory training on “protecting the health and safety of workers”, as well as USAG Safety training, Safe Sport Training, and background checks.