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Our Covid-19 Plan

At Beaver Summer Camp, we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards for health and safety, and you can rely on us to implement the most effective and up-to-date practices recommended by the CDC and our local Board of Health. Here are some of the main changes to our protocols:

  • Mask wearing: Masks will be worn by all campers when indoors, but they will be optional for campers in all outdoor activities. Campers may be asked to wear masks at the discretion of any staff member. 
  • All staff will continue to wear masks when indoors. Fully vaccinated staff members will have the option to wear a mask outdoors. 
  • We will no longer require a daily attestation during our morning drop off process. Instead, families will sign off on our community pledge before campers start their first session.
  • For any questions regarding our Covid-19 Response Plan, please contact us at info@bvrcamp.org.

What Families Can Do

We ask that parents and guardians work with us by adhering to the following guidelines.

  • Keep any child from camp with the following symptoms:
    • Fever (temperature of 100.0F or above) or chills
    • Cough
    • Sore throat 
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting) 
    • New/unexplained nasal congestion or runny nose 
    • New/unexplained loss of smell/taste
    • New/unexplained muscle aches
    • Any other signs of illness for unknown reasons
    • Notify the Camp Health office as soon as any of the aforementioned symptoms occur in a child.
  • Keep any child from camp if they have been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19. Fully vaccinated individuals with no symptoms do not need to quarantine.
    • Close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was “within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic clients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.”
    • If the contact has taken place outdoors, it is not considered “close” contact.
  • Comply with any camp or medical professional’s request to have a camper or family member tested for Covid-19.
  • Follow any and all quarantine procedures requested by Beaver Summer Camp or the appropriate medical professional.
  • Maintain open communication with the camp’s Health Staff regarding any suspected cases of Covid-19.
  • Provide your campers with their own masks (2-3 for each day), clearly labeled with name and the direction the mask should be facing when being used. We will provide campers and staff with disposable masks on site if anyone needs one. Gaiters, masks with valves, and bandanas are not allowed as a mask for camp.
  • Keep personal toys, games, and other items at home. This will help us prevent the use of shared items throughout the camp day.
  • Have an authorized adult prepared for an emergency pick-up at all times.

If a Case is Suspected/Confirmed

  • Contact your PCP/pediatrician.
  • Follow all requests to quarantine, isolate, and/or get tested – PCR tests only. Rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.
  • Please notify our Camp office (617-738-2750 or info@bvrcamp.org), and they will connect you directly with our Health Staff.
  • Campers/Staff must not return to Beaver Summer Camp without clearance from our Health Office.  

While we cannot restrict families’ activity outside of Beaver Summer Camp, we ask that they consider how their choices before and after the camp day affect the larger community. We encourage everyone at our summer camp to follow guidance from the CDC and local board of health at all appropriate times. We thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our community safe!

What Our Staff Will Do

Each day, you can expect our staff to follow the following protocols:

  • Staying at home with any of the aforementioned symptoms or if in close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19
  • Complying with any request by Beaver Summer Camp or the appropriate medical professional to get tested or quarantine
  • Following and encouraging Beaver Summer Camp’s “Big Three”
    • Physical Distancing: maintaining 3 feet of distance as much as possible
    • Frequent handwashing (before/after activities, lunch, after sneezing, after coughing, after contact with bodily fluids, monitored as needed by age), disinfecting equipment and high use spaces throughout the day
    • Wearing masks when indoors, and directing campers to wear masks when indoors. Masks will be optional for campers during outdoor activities, but counselors can request that campers wear a mask at any time.
  • Monitoring campers for any signs of illness throughout the camp day
  • Preventing the sharing of food
  • Communicating with the Health Office as soon as any symptoms are suspected for campers/staff
  • Implementing contact tracing protocol with all members of the camp community in relation to a suspected case of Covid-19

What Our Administration Will Do

Beaver Summer Camp’s full time administration is committed to making the camp day safe, fun, and a memorable experience for all. Here are some further adjustments we are prepared to make should Covid-19 impact our area in the summer:

  • Providing effective, comprehensive, and ongoing training to our staff on all Covid-19 protocols
  • Reworking group schedules to assist with contact tracing. This may affect older campers’ choice of activities throughout the day.
  • Organizing lunches in staggered times and outside as much as possible
  • Providing a separate screening room for any staff/campers with Covid-19 symptoms
  • Moving activities outside as much as possible
  • Implementing staggered swim times to cut down on larger groups in the pool
  • Utilizing the school’s professional cleaning crew for large, shared spaces throughout the campus
  • Using EPA-approved cleaners and disinfectants when maintaining the campus 
  • Providing the proper PPE to nurses and staff as directed by the local board of health
  • Staggering the pick up process at the end of the day to mitigate the clustering of large groups
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the campus exposed to a reported positive case of Covid-19

**As the situation evolves, we will communicate more information regarding any adjustments to our programming and protocols in a transparent and timely manner.