COVID Policy Update (September 2022)
We recognize that families of fully immunized children may choose not to get Covid vaccinations for their children. While current Covid vaccines continue to provide strong protection against severe disease, their ability to prevent infection has been greatly diminished by the current Covid variants.
We very strongly recommend campers be up-to-date on Covid vaccines at the start of camp, but will not be requiring Covid vaccination for campers in 2023. (All staff members will still be required to be up-to-date with their Covid vaccines).
If families choose not to be up-to-date on their camper’s Covid vaccine at the start of camp:– Campers will be required to quarantine for 7-days prior to the start of their camp session.
– Campers will also be required to test, at home, 72 hours and 24 hours prior to their arrival to camp, with results submitted to Camp Granite Lake.
– Campers may also be tested with all campers upon arrival.
– Campers may be sent home, without a refund, if they have a close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid at camp.
If, at the start of the 2023 camp season there is an available and approved vaccine for camp aged children that has demonstrated effectiveness at preventing Covid infection, and your camper has not received it, and they have a close contact to a Covid case at camp, they will be sent home, without a refund.
2023 Quarantine Policy
We really, really want to run camp for your child in 2023! All of our kids need to be outside, off screens and together! We don’t know how things will change with COVID in 2023. We are asking you – and everybody in our small community – to make some commitments that will assist in our efforts to keep camp healthy and safe.
As we work to get back to a totally normal operation (we were close in 2021 and 2022), we continue to consult with the health department, doctors, and policy makers at the State and Federal levels.
This policy worked for us in 2021 and 2022, and we still may need it in place in 2023. It will be the most conservative policy we implement: Campers will be required to quarantine for at least seven days prior to their session, and receive a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their arrival.
For the quarantine time period this means:
– Campers will interact only with their immediate family, and will wear masks when that includes in-home childcare and grandparents.
– If there are necessary interactions in public (Drs. Appts, dentist, co-workers, etc.) campers, and their families, will wear masks.
– No travel by plane or public transportation
– No restaurants, bars, sporting events, concerts, etc.
– No attending other camps
– Playdates, parties, or gatherings must be outside
Credit for Missed Time:
Campers will receive 100% credit in 2023 for days missed at camp due to COVID (either because of illness or because of away-from-camp quarantine).
2023 Medication Policy:
To be fully compliant with Colorado Childcare Licensing rules, starting in 2023 we require ALL medications to be signed off by a physician on our form.
This includes prescription medications AND any over-the-counter vitamins and supplements.
We will have on hand basic as-needed over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, hydrocortisone etc. for the medical team to administer when needed.
When campers are dropped off, we will not be able to accept any medications that are not already signed off by a physician.
Thank you again for taking responsibility for our entire camp community!