2021-12-08T17:32:53-05:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Camp Updates|

Hello Woodstock Families,

Every year our Camp Woodstock staff spend the entire off-season planning and preparing to make next summer better than the last. The last two years have taught us to be ready for anything. Since we are asking you to plan your next summer with us, we want to share as much as we can about our Covid safety precautions.

Camp Woodstock follows all Covid guidance from the CDC and State of Connecticut. In 2020 and 2021, we went above and beyond that guidance to keep our community safe and healthy. As the situation evolves, so does the guidance. Therefore, as things change, we will keep this post and all registered families updated.

Returning to normal for summer 2022:

  • We will be back to running two-week sessions (with one-week campers leaving on Friday. All campers checking in on Sunday). Two-week campers will stay over the weekend.
  • Last year, we separated activities by “family groups” (with just few cabins in each). This summer, we hope to return to our normal selection of activities.

Same precautions as last summer:

  • At check-in, families will participate in health screening questions.
  • All campers will be required to have a negative Covid test no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the camp session, the results of which must be brought to camp for check-in. If your child is vaccinated, proof of vaccination can be shown in lieu of a test.
  • Masks will be worn in large group settings and when groups intermingle indoors.
  • Physical distancing and outdoor activities will be encouraged.
  • Regular handwashing and hand sanitizing will be incorporated into our daily schedule on a more frequent basis and hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • Water bottle filling stations, to avoid direct contact with fountain spouts, are throughout camp.
  • There will be enhanced cleaning around camp.
  • All staff will be vaccinated and screened on re-entry after going off-site.

The pandemic has taught us how to adapt and keep the Woodstock spirit alive. If the guidance changes, we are confident in our ability to continue creating a safe and unforgettable summer for your camper.

If you have any questions, please email me directly at tony.gronski@ghymca.org.

Anthony Gronski
Executive Director