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 medical doctor or religious leader to verify the exemption. All counselors are vaccinated and boosted.

This document is fluid, and will be updated throughout the summer. Some of these protocols may change prior to the beginning of Camp, so please check the website often. 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:

Pre-Arrival for All Campers:

  1. Follow low-risk practices for 7 days: use social distancing
  2. Bring a rapid COVID-19 test (antigen test) with you to camp; each camper will take the rapid test upon arrival, under the supervision of the nurse. Any camper with a positive test will not be permitted to enter camp. We advise that you isolate and confirm infection with a PCR test as soon as possible. You have the following options:
    1. Following either a negative PCR test OR a 14-day quarantine and no further symptoms, your child may return for camp to the session of your choice.
    2. You may request a full refund and we will be happy to have you back next summer!
  3. Bring an additional rapid COVID-19 test for each week your camper will be at camp; we will have campers test every Saturday, before arrival of new campers on Sunday.

Arrival at Camp:

  1. The pre-screening upon arrival at Dunkley’s 2022 will include: well-child check, symptom check, temperature check, and lice check.
  2. Campers will NOT be permitted to enter camp for any of the following reasons:
    • 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).
    • Has been in contact with someone with COVID within the last 14 days
    • Is at high risk due to underlying health conditions (heart disease, lung disease, underlying immune disorders, people with HIV)
      • High-risk campers/staff will be able to attend if they have been fully vaccinated and have medical documentation to support their attendance.
  1. 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 each camper into camp.

At Camp!

  1. Masks for campers are optional (although no masks are allowed at the waterfront, due to safety concerns).
  2. If a camper experiences symptoms while at camp, that camper will be isolated in the infirmary, and sent home as soon as possible, until receiving a negative PCR test or completing a 14 day quarantine at home and no longer having any symptoms.
  3. 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.
  4. Daily health check-ins for staff/campers will be done each morning; please encourage your camper to speak up immediately if they’re not feeling well!
  5. Dunkley’s 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.
  6. Campers & staff will have the option to take hikes, beach trips, nature walks in Vermont with minimal contact from the non-camp community.

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) frequent handwashing

(6) limited inside exposure

All Dunkley’s 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.