COVID-19 FAQ’s

*Updated 10/20/2021*

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all campers and staff for the 2022 season.

The situation is ever evolving and Mountain Camp cannot communicate with certainty all the protocols that will be implemented at this time. We will update these procedures with the guidance of American Camp Association, CDC and our public health department as summer approaches. Any modifications to the program will be communicated at least one month prior to the start of your camper’s session.

Pre-Camp

  • With the latest information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we will be asking all incoming campers to provide a negative COVID-19 test. These results can be uploaded under Forms and Documents in your camper’s online account. Please remember, that ALL campers MUST engage in the following restrictive behaviors two weeks prior to arriving at camp: physical distancing, mask-wearing when not at home, and refraining from indoor social gatherings with people outside of their households.
  • 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 mask in the airport and during travel and follow all CDC guidance.

Staff Guidelines:

  • Staff will arrive 10-14 days before campers and will be tested at the beginning of staff training. Surveillance testing of staff will continue throughout the summer.
  • All staff are fully vaccinated.

At-Camp:

  • We are currently reviewing our 2022 at-camp protocols and will update this information as soon as we are able to.
  • Any camper or staff with COVID symptoms will be quarantined and tested. Campers that test positive will be sent home as soon as possible. Staff who test positive will remain quarantined until deemed safe by medical staff. We will contact the El Dorado County Health Department after any positive test, follow their recommendations and conduct contract tracing. The cabin cohort will be isolated for testing. Vaccinated close contacts without symptoms will not be tested. All unvaccinated close contacts will be tested. While waiting for the test results, the cohort will continue activities in camp but will be kept separate from the rest of camp (including meals and evening programs). During this time, all close contacts will be monitored for symptoms. All campers who test negative will resume the normal camp program. We will closely monitor symptoms of any close contact for the remainder of the session. Campers sent home due to illness, positive COVID test or injury will not get a refund.Vaccinated close contacts without symptoms will not be tested. All unvaccinated close contacts will be tested. While waiting for the test results, the cohort will continue activities in camp but will be kept separate from the rest of camp (including meals and evening programs). During this time, all close contacts will be monitored for symptoms. All campers who test negative will resume the normal camp program. We will closely monitor symptoms of any close contact for the remainder of the session. Campers sent home due to illness, positive COVID test or injury will not get a refund.
  • Socially distanced meals with cabin trays for the main courses. Salad and breakfast buffets will be modified to reduce risk.

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.