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COVID-19 Safety

A Message About Summer Camp 2021

We are happy to let you know that based on the regulations from Kentucky Healthy at Work and recommendations from the CDC, we WILL be able to safely open for Camp again this summer.  While camp may be different than what we are used to, Camp J will still be the best place for fun, growth, and development during the summer months.

We are taking measures to ensure that campers can have a good time and enjoy their day at camp but also stay socially distant when necessary and not come in contact with others outside of their group.

There will be things we will ask of camp families as well, and we will need you to meet us in the middle to keep the campers safe and healthy. We need your cooperation for this to be successful! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Camp Team. Our email is below.

Based on the regulations, we will still be unable to offer extended care this summer. In other words, we will not offer our early morning Get-Up-Gang or our Stay and Play aftercare. Additionally, we will still not be able able to offer Field Trips or Overnights this summer. We apologize for any inconvenience; keeping our campers safe is our priority.

As for swimming, we are not able to offer any swim lessons this summer due to social distancing concerns. Free swim will be offered with more specific information being shared closer to the summer.

All campers MUST have their Immunizations Forms in prior to their first day of camp.  If not, they will not be allowed to attend. 

We look forward to seeing all of you and your campers very soon.  It has been a long year, but the fun at camp awaits. Remember: camp friends are forever friends!

Best – The Camp J Team

Camp J – Louisville

campj@jewishlouisville.org

COVID-19 Safety and Policies

We are taking measures to ensure that campers can have a good time and enjoy their day at camp while also staying healthy! 

There will be things we will ask of camp families as well, and we will need you to meet us in the middle to keep the campers safe and healthy. We need your cooperation for this to be successful! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Camp Team.

Groupings

Campers will be placed in similar age/grade groups of no more than 10-15. They will stay with their group and the same staff throughout the day and for the duration of the week. Specialists running supplemental activities will remain socially-distanced and masked while facilitating.

Sanitation

Shared equipment will be properly cleaned and sanitized after each individual use and each group use. Equipment that cannot be sanitized in-between uses will be limited to use by only one group per day. Sanitation will happen at the end of each day for all areas. Hand washing/sanitizing for campers and staff will occur before and after all activities as well.

masks

All camp staff are required to wear masks at all times. Campers will also be required to wear masks at all times, with the following exceptions: when spaced six feet apart outdoors, in the pool, at mealtimes. Please send your camper with a clean mask (laundered daily), as well as an extra.

food safety

Campers will eat snacks and lunch outside where they can safely socially distance. Campers keep their lunches in their backpacks or classrooms. Lunches are kept in air conditioning, but we do recommend sending an icepack if packing perishable foods. All campers must arrive with a full water bottle, as water fountains are not available for drinking.
Water bottles are refilled as needed. Food is not to be shared while at camp. All provided snacks are individually packaged for safety. If you would like to send in snacks/treats for a birthday celebration, they must be individually pre-packaged items.

Health screening

All campers and staff are required to complete a daily health screening and temperature check before entering the program. If a camper does not pass the screen, all campers from that household/car are excluded from the program that day. If any member of the camper’s household has a fever, the camper(s) from that household must be kept at home. Screening questions ask about exposure to COVID-19 and the presence of any exclusionary symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, or a new rash.

what happens if there is a confirmed case of covid-19 at camp?

In the situation of a confirmed case of coronavirus, we will coordinate with local health officials. These officials will help The J administration and Camp J Team determine the appropriate course of action for the exposure, which may supersede the following protocols:
If there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the program, the whole camp will be notified, and the person’s group will be excluded from the program for 10 days or 7 days with a negative test result. The individual that has coronavirus will require a doctor’s note to be readmitted. If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, there will be a thorough deep clean and sanitization of all areas and equipment.

what happens if your camper is exposed to covid-19 outside of camp?

If a camper/staff has been directly exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, that person will be excluded from the program for 10 days, or 7 days with a negative test result.

 

If you have any questions regarding Camp J or your camper(s), please reach out to the Camp Team at campj@jewishlouisville.org. We are looking forward to another great summer at Camp J!

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