We are planning to safely operate camp for Summer 2021. We continue to monitor COVID-19 developments as they emerge. The physical and emotional health and safety of our campers and staff remains our top priority.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We recognize that our world is significantly different today than in past summers, and we want to be open and honest with you about how we’re proceeding on the path towards a safe and successful summer in 2021. To view our working plan, click here.
All FAQs were updated 2/3/21 unless otherwise noted.
- Wearing a mask that covers both your mouth & nose when around others
- Avoiding close contact with people outside the household
- Utilizing curbside store/restaurant services only
- Washing hands with soap and water frequently
- Daily monitoring of health
All campers must have a negative PCR test in order to attend camp. It is imperative that a few days prior to the test and once taken that campers and families are overly cautious and practice social distancing until arrival at camp. YOU are our partners in risk mitigation. Upon arrival, all campers will have a temperature check, rapid Covid-19 test and symptom screening with a member of our health care team.
All campers and staff will receive 1-2 rapid COVID-19 tests per week within the first two weeks. We are researching ways to conduct testing onsite in an efficient manner, as well as having relationships with the local health department and their connection to additional testing sites. All campers and staff will have common symptom checks frequently throughout the summer.
- Camp would like as many families as possible to drive their children to camp for the 2021 summer. This will allow the mitigation strategies that each family is following before camp to stay intact.
- If driving is a challenge for your family, CYJ will offer busing from our Northbrook, IL office. We are still planning out bus schedules and options. These could include buses by cohort or siblings sitting together with rows between families. Campers will be asked to be masked the entire camp ride.
- If a car or bus is not an option for your family, we are working on a more detailed plan for our flying campers. This would be a last resort and we are asking that families keep this option for our campers coming from a very far distance. We want all campers to experience camp.
During that first 14 day period, cohorts will be able to interact with each other as long as 2 of the following 3 mitigation strategies are met (the ⅔ rule).
- Physically distant
- Wearing Masks
We are still continuing to learn what cohorts look and feel like and are planning programming to make sure that campers are safe and healthy, as well as experiencing camp in the most normal and CYJ way possible.