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Eagle Lake Health & Safety

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Our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

We will keep all of our most up-to-date information, policies, and procedures on this page. Please check back regularly for updates. We are still waiting on the state's health mandates for summer camps, and cannot finalize many of our policies until we have these. However, you can find the decisions we have made below. And as always, please email us with any questions you have!


Please remember these are subject to change:

This page was last reviewed Tuesday, April 14th, 2021.

 

MASKS:

This is the most common question we get! Based on Colorado state regulations, everyone 11 years or older will be required to wear a mask whenever they are indoors, except when eating, drinking, or sleeping. Kids 10 and under are exempt from this but are still welcome to wear masks if this is what their parents want.

Campers and staff will not be required to wear masks outdoors at any time, but will remain in cohorts and will maintain physical distance from other cohorts. We are working SO HARD to keep as much of our programming outside as possible!

 

COHORTS:

We will follow state mandates on group sizes for indoor and outdoor activities; however, these have not yet been released. Check back soon for updates!

 

PRE-CAMP QUARANTINE:

The American Camping Association tracked data across camps last year to compare camps who did and did not require a pre-camp quarantine, and they found no difference in COVID rates between camps who did and did not require it. Nor has the state mandated a pre-camp quarantine. Therefore, we will not require a pre-camp quarantine. We do ask that you do your best to limit your exposure as best as you can before attending camp, as the more we can limit exposure the best we can all do to protect one another from the spread!

 

NEGATIVE COVID TESTS:

We will not require campers to receive a negative COVID test before attending camp.

 

MEDICAL SCREENING AT CHECK IN:

We found these to be very helpful at keeping our campers and staff healthy over the summer, so we will continue to do a medical screening at check-in. To see what we will screen, please click here. This penultimate draft is unlikely to change, but will not be finalized until the state releases their camp guidelines.

 

ENHANCED CLEANING:

Enhanced cleaning procedures implemented in 2020 will be maintained this summer and in all future summers. While the coronavirus is not known to live on surfaces, plenty of other nasty things do. By increasing the frequency and thoroughness of cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, we should decrease the spread of other common communicable diseases at camp.

 

REFUND POLICY:

If Eagle Lake needs to cancel camp for any reason, we will offer a full refund.

If you have to cancel your registration due to COVID-19 (positive test, symptoms in a camper, loss of income — even if you simply feel uncomfortable sending your child to camp), we will give you a full refund.

If your child cannot attend due to an injury, we will do our best to help you reschedule at no additional cost. However, if this is not possible, we will give you a full refund.

If you need to cancel for any other reason, our cancellation policy will remain the same.

For those of you looking for ways to help other parents who’ve been hit hard economically by the virus, you are welcome to donate to our Campership Fund, which we use to provide scholarships to campers.

 

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP:

We want to take a minute to acknowledge that the Coronavirus has caused many people financial hardship. We are so sorry if you are one of these.

Our heart is that no camper would every be turned away from camp because of the cost. Because of this, we offer scholarships for our Overnight camps, and most of our Host Partners offer scholarships for our Day Camps On Location. Additionally, we offer a pre-registration discount for our Overnight and Day Camp On Location programs, as well as a referral discount for our REZident and many of our Day Camp On Location programs. Feel free to reach out with questions!

Policies from Summer 2020:


We know you may have more questions, and we’re sorry we can’t provide more details yet! However, below are the procedures we put into place for Summer 2020, which may give you an idea of policies you may expect to see:

 

  • Group sizes cannot exceed 10. The 10-person limit does not include staff. The same group of children needs to stay together from day to day.
    • For Eagle Lake, this means: We will divide campers into groups of 8-10, with 1-2 counselors assigned to the group. These groups will stay together all day, each day. They will not interact with other groups. 
    • Additionally, this means that we will be deleting all large group games and activities from our roster, and will be planning a variety of small group games and activities in their place.

 

  • Groups need to be separated and cannot be combined, so that individuals or groups of children are not mixing and changing from one group to another, including during outdoor activities.
    • For Eagle Lake, again this means that we will be eliminating all large group games and activities from our roster, and will be planning a variety of small group games and activities in their place so that groups never get within 6 feet of each other or interact with each other.

 

  • Conduct daily temperature checks and monitor symptoms in employees and campers.
    • For Eagle Lake, this means that we’re implementing a new pre-camp health screening, in which we’re asking parents to quarantine their campers for 7 days prior to arrival, checking their campers’ temperatures daily, as well as watching for other “red-flag” health symptoms. Campers who do not pass the health screening will not be allowed at camp. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CAMPER HEALTH SCREENING FORM.
    • Summer staff are also being asked to follow this quarantine process prior to arrival.
    • We will also be performing daily temp checks for staff and campers during camp.

 

  • Equipment used indoors and outdoors must be sanitized after each group use, and disinfect all high-touch areas at start and end of the day and, when possible, throughout the day.
    • For Eagle Lake, this means that we will be rotating small groups through each activity, including on the equipment. After a group leaves, all equipment pieces will be thoroughly sanitized before another group can use the equipment. Additionally, this means that we’re increasing the frequency for sanitizing common touch points, including all equipment.

 

  • Staff are to remain with the same group of children.
    • For Eagle Lake, as we mentioned above, this means that 1-2 counselors will be assigned to each group of 8-10. These counselors will stay with the same group all day, each day.

 

  • To the best extent possible, children and staff should maintain a distance of 6 feet throughout the day.
    • For Eagle Lake, this means that while campers will be thoroughly supervised by staff, counselors will do their best to maintain a social distance from one another and from campers.

 

  • Stagger meal times and cease family style dining.
    • For all Eagle Lake Overnight Programs, this means that we are completely revamping how we serve meals so that groups are spread at least 6 feet apart and coming into contact with the food service as little as possible. Meal times will also be more staggered than they are now. 
    • For all Eagle Lake Day Camp Programs, we’re spacing groups further apart to maintain social distancing guidelines.

 

  • Require handwashing upon arrival and enable handwashing throughout the day.
    • For Eagle Lake, this means that we will have a place for campers to wash their hands on arrival, as well as have regular times and checkpoints throughout the day for campers and staff to be washing hands.

 

  • Check in: because we want to go above and beyond in protecting our campers, we are also implementing the following:
    • Staggered check in, in which we’re limiting the number of family members who can drop a camper off, and the number of families who can be inside a building at one time to drop campers off, so as to continue to strictly adhere to the 6 foot rule.OVERNIGHT: We’re implementing new drop off windows (by last name):
      A-C:12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
      D-H:1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
      I-M:1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
      N-S:2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
      T-Z:2:30 PM – 3:00 PMDAY CAMP: Additionally, we’re looking into a “curbside check in” routine for day camps and a “curbside check out” for all programs to even further limit interaction between our families.

 

  • FINALLY, to limit the spread of germs on surfaces, WE WILL NOT BE KEEPING ANY LOST AND FOUND AFTER CAMP. We will have several opportunities for campers to look through Lost and Found during their camp session AND we will have a Lost and Found table out on Friday morning for parents to look over as they leave. However, we will no longer search through Lost and Found after camp.

 

CLICK HERE to read what the CDC says about the Coronavirus in children.