Deer Crossing Camp and Covid in 2024
Our Covid protocols have been largely successful in keeping Covid out of camp. They are designed to provide the best summer camp experience to our campers while keeping everyone safe. These protocols include, but are not limited to:
- Camp follows CDC recommendations. An up-to-date booster (Sept 2023 or later) is required for all campers and staff. (CDC guidance will be reassessed in Spring for any changes needed before camp.)
- For the first 3-4 days of each session, we will eat all meals outdoors, checking for any illness brought into camp.
- At the first sign of sniffles, sore throat, cough, or any other symptoms, we will test campers for Covid-19. If they test positive, we will contact parents to arrange pick-up as soon as possible. If they test negative, but still have symptoms, they may be moved into their own tent, may eat apart from other campers and staff, and depending on severity we may contact parents for a pick-up. We want to avoid spreading any type of illness in the camp community.
How Deer Crossing Has Handled Covid since 2021
We want everyone at camp to feel that they are treated fairly, so camp protocols apply to all campers and staff.
- To protect our larger communities, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated.
- All of Deer Crossing Camp’s staff will be vaccinated before campers arrive.
- Campers and their families should engage in low-risk activities during the 10 days before the camper’s session starts.
- Campers will be screened for illness prior to boarding the bus or hiking in to camp with a series of questions.
- Campers on the bus must bring their own bag lunches, which will be eaten outside the bus during the Sacramento stop.
- As usual, camper health will be screened upon arrival at camp, which may include temperature checks.
- Campers will be assigned to cohorts for meals and sleeping.
- We have installed hand-washing stations outside the lodge to minimize the need for campers to enter the building.
- As much as possible, activities and meals will be conducted outdoors, not in the lodge. Our screened dining gazebos protect diners from insects, and provide a space for each cohort to play board games and hang out.
If you have any questions or just want to talk about the situation, please don’t hesitate to call us at 650-369-4382.