Dear Nature Camp Families and Friends,
After careful consideration and cautious integrity, Nature Camps will open for the 2022 season.
We don't know what the pandemic will look like this summer, but we do know that Nature Camps will be able to operate safely.
It is imperative that we thoroughly protect the health and safety of children, families, and counselors. We will utilize protocols that are in line with CDC and Maryland Department of Health guidelines and have been proven to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools, camps, and other child-care settings.
We strive to make the return to Nature Camps as "normal" as possible, but as we know, the definition of “normal” for all of us is very different from what we once knew “normal” to be.
The following is a preliminary overview of COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place for Summer 2022:
The entire camp family (staff, campers, and teen adventurers) must be vaccinated and boosted (when eligible). Proof of vaccination is required and can be uploaded following registration.
Masks will be required indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Masks are also required in all camp vehicles.
Families will be asked to conduct a health screening each day before dropping their child off at camp.
The entire camp family will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days of the start of each camp session.
Rapid antigen tests will be administered to any camp participant exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. Participants testing positive will isolate until a parent arrives to take them home.
Please keep in mind that the guidance from the CDC and MDH is subject to change and Nature Camps' safety protocols will be responsive to those changes.
With Abiding Gratitude & Love,
Melissa Shaull-Thompson & Don Webb