Camp Sequoia operated COVID-free in 2020, 2021, 2022. That means ZERO cases of camper COVID. We had no cases of staff COVID. We kept kids safe in the midst of a global pandemic and have been happy to volunteer guidance to other programs who did not operate in 2020. Camp Sequoia was 100% COVID free for our 1st session, 2nd session, and full season campers. Our staff remained 100% COVID free for their entire duration of the 2020 and 2021 summers.
In 2023, we have many additional tools, including enhanced knowledge, at our disposal. For enrolled families, we will send specific guidance directly at the beginning of June, so that we are not sending revised guidance multiple times.
For campers who have received their second vaccination or booster by 6/12, their pre-camp screening will consist of a copy of their CDC vaccination card provided digitally to our office no later than 6/19. For our returning families, please send in an updated card. If we do not receive documentation of the vaccination card by this date, campers in this group will be required to follow the protocol below.
Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Campers
For unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or campers without documentation of vaccination by 6/19:
There are two pre-camp screening requirements.
Part 1: For the week (7 Days) prior to camp beginning on 6/19, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated campers need to screen for symptoms and limit contact with large groups. If there is an event during the week preceding camp (potential exposure, fever etc.), in addition to a PCR test screening that is negative within 72 hours of camp, please let us know so that we can discuss appropriate next steps. In order to maintain the integrity of PCR testing we recommend that campers and their families err on the side of caution specifically during this one-week period. This means minimizing higher-risk behavior by avoiding groups, especially large groups, in indoor spaces and practicing appropriate social distancing in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. You will be required to document this daily screening for symptoms and we will email you a reminder to begin active screening several days before 6/19 so you have this.
Part 2: 6/24 (WITHIN 72 HOURS OF ARRIVAL) ALL UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED CAMPERS MUST TAKE A PCR COVID TEST AND PROVIDE PROOF OF NEGATIVE TEST TO CAMP OFFICE. UNVACCINATED CAMPERS WITHOUT PROOF OF TESTING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON CAMPUS UNTIL NEGATIVE PCR TEST RESULTS ARE RECEIVED.
Requirements Upon Arrival (6/26)
Regardless of vaccination status, all campers will be required to take a camp-provided rapid antigen test before boarding camp transportation on arrival day. These tests will be administered by our nurses before a child will be allowed to join the bus/van coming to camp. If a camper tests positive for Covid-19, they will not be allowed to join our community until they are able to provide a negative test PCR test. We highly recommend looking into camp insurance (https://travmark.com/) to insure your camper’s tuition in the event of any unexpected positive testing. We also highly recommend that all families exhibit caution before camp begins and regularly mask, avoid crowded areas, and practice hand sanitation to avoid contracting Covid-19 for the safety of our community.
With our 100% vaccinated staff, we encourage our campers and their families to work with us to provide a safe community. We highly recommend vaccinating and boosting campers to prevent the spread of Covid-19 so we can create a safe and healthy environment for our campers.
~The Camp Sequoia Leadership Team~