COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all campers and staff for the 2023 season.
Below is our summer framework to Covid-19 at Mountain Camp. We will update these procedures with the guidance of the American Camp Association, CDC and our public health department as recommended.
- All campers must be fully vaccinated by the start of camp (two-weeks post their second shot). Boosters for eligible campers are strongly encouraged, but not required.
- All campers will need to have a negative COVID test before arriving to camp. Test results should be uploaded into your camper’s account in the Forms and Documents section (the form will appear in your account 2 days before the start of your camper’s session). Accepted tests include either:
- A PCR test 72 hours before the start of camp (Friday or later) OR
- An antigen test the day before camp (Sunday) that is Telehealth Travel Certified or administered by a third-party (Pharmacy, Doctor’s office, etc).
- Antigen tests can be scheduled at most local pharmacies
- At-home tests with a telehealth component are also accepted, some examples of this type of test include the Abbot BinaxNOW emed test, Azova, Qured, Quest Diagnostic, OnPoint Tests and Cue Health.
- Photo of an at home test taken on your own WILL NOT be accepted. To use an at home test you already have, you can use this service to book a telehealth appointment.
- Out of an abundance of caution, we will be antigen testing all campers who do a PCR test on Friday or Saturday upon their arrival on Monday. This is in response to high rates of covid in the Bay Area.
- People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States. Please review the CDC’s Travel During COVID-19 page.
- If traveling to camp on a plane, campers and families MUST wear a tight, well-fitted surgical, KN95 or N95 mask in the airport and during travel.
- If busing to camp, campers must have a negative test result submitted to camp. Tight, well-fitted surgical, KN95 or N95 masks must be worn on the bus. You can review the bus ventilation systems here.
- If you are feeling symptomatic or have a fever, please postpone arrival until your camper is healthy. Please email [email protected].
- You can view our covid protocols regarding pre-camp close contacts and testing positive here. There are no refunds for campers who are unable to come to camp due to testing positive.
- Masks are not required for activities but will be worn in exposure situations.
- Masks will be worn in any indoor environment when not in pods/cabins. No masks are required in the cabin if with your pod/group.
- Meals will be served family style, buffets will be outside.
- All staff will be fully vaccinated and up-to-date on vaccinations, including receiving boosters if eligible.
- Staff will be tested upon their arrival to camp and before the start of each camper session.
- During time-off, staff are expected to wear masks indoors while in public settings and eat outside to limit any possible exposures.
Mountain Camp is especially well suited for many of the current recommendations. We are committed to running a quality program that creates space for campers to connect socially and re-engage in community.