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Eagle Lake Health & Safety

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An important note on the Coronavirus


You’ve probably heard of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) by now.

We want to assure you that our campers’, staffs’, and host partners’ health and safety have been and will continue to remain our highest priority.

We are monitoring the situation and its potential impact on camp and the health and safety of all involved closely! We’re regularly checking government, state, CDC, and WHO websites and information streams. We will comply with any directives given from our state and national government, as well as from the CDC and the WHO.

We are proud to announce that we had no positive tests of COVID-19 at any of our day camp sites across 5 states in Summer 2020. The past TWO years, we’ve worked hard to develop our camper protection and safety programs through staff training and programmatic elements. The advent of COVID-19 only pushed that forward. While we may not implement all of the precautions we put into place during Summer 2020 (see below), we discovered that many practices, like Health Screenings before staff and campers arrived at camp, helped to dramatically decrease even commonplace sicknesses like colds! So some of these best practices we will continue to follow in Summer 2021 and beyond. To learn more about these, please scroll down.

 

 

 

FAQs:

  • REFUND POLICY

What’s your refund policy when it comes to COVID-19?

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, etc.), we will offer 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 any monies paid to our Campership Fund, which we use to provide scholarships to campers.

 

  • FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

What if the Coronavirus has caused a drop in my income and camp seems unaffordable now?

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!

 

  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP KIDS SAFE?

Please scroll down for our full answer below!

 

We will continue to provide updates as we get them!

In accordance with local health recommendations, our office is taking necessary precautions and working remotely as much as possible. For the fastest response, please email eaglelake@navigators.org or use the chat function on our website, available from 9am – 4:30pm, Monday – Thursday and until 11:30am on Friday.


What are you doing to keep kids safe?

Here are the procedures we put in place for Summer 2020! While we don’t yet know what government mandates will look like for Summer 2021, the below are policies you could 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.