COVID Planning Details
For the 2021 season, Camp WaMaVa will resume summer camp operations. Keeping our Camp WaMaVa family safe is a top priority. Our 2021 summer protocols closely follow the most current recommendations of the CDC, American Camping Association (ACA), and the state/local governments. We will continue to revise these protocols as recommendations/guidelines are updated. As the pandemic subsides and infection rates decline, we hope these recommendations will ease and allow a more “normal” camping experience.
We will limit the number of campers to 80 per week. This allows for more spacing in all camp scenarios without sacrificing much of the camp experience. Inside the cabin, we will alternate bunks and arrange “head-to-toe” to distance when sleeping.
Activities in “Cohorts”:
Many activities will occur within existing cabin groupings, or “cohorts,” thereby limiting the amount of large gathering proximity risk. For activities that naturally occur in a group setting (meals, devotionals, Arts & Crafts, etc.) we will keep campers together in their “cohorts” (with their cabin-mates).
Masks and Indoor/Outdoor Gatherings:
Per recommendations, campers will be required to wear masks when indoors or in close proximity during rain events. All other times and when sleeping or eating, they will not be required to wear a mask. Staff will wear masks when indoors and within 6 ft of another person.
We are increasing the number of full-time summer staff to meet our program needs while minimizing the risk of interaction outside of a camper’s cohort.
We are limiting the number of weekly rotating staff. Visitors will not be permitted during the week in an effort to limit exposure risk to campers and staff as much as possible.
High touch surfaces in common areas, bathrooms, and cabins will be disinfected multiple times daily. At the end of each week, the cabin areas and including beds/mattresses will be disinfected. Hand sanitizer will be available in all common areas. All campers and staff will be encouraged to sanitize their hands when transitioning between activities during the camping day.
We know it has been a challenging year where the pandemic has affected so much. Even with these changes, camp is the place to be! We look forward to the memories made, the relationships created, having fun, catching up, being out in nature, growing together and with God, belly flops, crayfish, the ring toss tree, singing, campfires, and eating canteen! What a blessing to have Camp WaMaVa! See you this summer!