So far the score of the round is Runoia 2 and Covid 0. As we enter our third summer of living with Covid, we hope to make the score Runoia 3 and Covid 0 at the end of this summer, too. We take the health of our community seriously and the emotional and physical safety of campers and staff are paramount.
Here’s the sneak peak of our Covid testing plan for camp this summer. Things might change but you get the sense of our approach through these details.
Camp Runoia Summer 2022 Covid-19 Testing Plan
Campers must arrive at camp healthy with no cold or flu symptoms, if you are sick with cold/flu symptoms (even if you are Covid negative) you may come to camp when you are fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are gone or mild. Campers with mild symptoms may have to mask at times in camp.
Campers who have had Covid in the past 90 days:
- Campers who had a confirmed case of Covid-19 (a positive test, not a presumed case) within 90 days of the start of their camp session, do not need to test at all prior to or upon arrival in camp. This includes if they have a positive antigen or PCR test 10-12 days prior to arrival and have completed their 10 day quarantine.
Camper Testing – Pre-Arrival Testing – two tests BEFORE arrival:
- PCR test at home 10-12 days prior to camp- done locally to camper and arranged by family. This allows you to quarantine before you get to camp if you test positive for Covid. Report positive results to camp.
- A rapid antigen test is required the night prior to camp or the morning before departing for camp. This test can by the family with a test they provide for themselves. Report positive results to camp.
If the rapid antigen results are positive, the camper should not come to camp on opening day and should contact the camp director. A positive result is a positive result: no PCR confirmation is needed if the rapid test is positive.
If vaccinated, the camper must isolate outside of camp with their family for 5 days, arrive 5 days late and then mask (indoors and outside) for 5 days upon arrival and sleep and eat separately for those first 5 days at camp; completing their 10 days of isolation.
If not vaccinated, (asymptomatic or symptomatic), the camper remains with family for 10 days and may arrive 10 days late to camp.
All campers will PCR test in camp (saliva test) 3-4 days after arrival to camp. For Senior campers, we plan to test the evening of day #3, for Junior campers, we plan to test on morning of day #4
For campers who test positive for Covid while at camp: a family member will have to pick up their camper within 24 hours and isolate out of camp for 5 days. They will not be able to remain in camp and will need to be picked up from camp. Exceptions may be made for campers who are vaccinated and are non-symptomatic, decisions will be made on a case by case basis.
Camp Runoia Staff Testing Protocols for Pre-Camp and Staff Training One Month – 10 days before campers arrive.
- Staff will self-administer rapid antigen test the night prior to camp or the morning before arrival to camp.
- Staff will take a rapid antigen test in camp on day 3
- Staff will take a rapid antigen test in camp on day 5
Staff must remain in their cohorts until 3rd test (day 5) is negative.
Reminder about Covid Positive Cases within 90 days of camp: Any campers or staff that had a confirmed case of Covid 19 (a positive test, not a presumed case) within 90 days of the start of their camp session, does not need to test at all upon arrival or in camp. This includes if they have a positive antigen or PCR test 10-12 days prior to arrival and have completed their quarantine.
|Camper Info:||Staff Info:||Exempt from testing|
|PCR 10-12 days prior to camp||Antigen test day prior or morning of camp||Positive case within 90 days prior to the start of camp including antigen or PCR positive within 2 weeks start of camp|
|Antigen day prior or morning of camp||Antigen test day 3|
|PCR day 3/4 of camp||Antigen test day 5|