COVID-19 Health Policies

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The following COVID-19 policies are specific to our Colorado camp only. New Hampshire policies are different and will be communicated with families via email.

We are especially lucky to have our camp on 38 acres of open space. The cottonwood forest allows for distance playing and a circus “gym” that will be cleaned on a daily basis, apparatus disinfected between students.

This summer our aim is to maintain a healthy environment while simultaneously allowing for a feeling of freedom and relaxation after what has been for many, a very challenging year.

 

Our safety protocols are in keeping with those maintained by Boulder Valley Waldorf School and can be found here. Given the differences in our programming, there will be instances when our policies vary slightly.

This is an evolving situation and risks associated with COVID-19 are shifting regularly. Because of this, we will be updating our safety measures and protocol on a weekly basis leading up to camp. Registered families will receive notification of any changes to our safety plan.

As of now, we plan to make the following adjustments to the program to best maintain the health and wellbeing of campers, staff, and their families:

  • Health screening

  • Limited camp size

  • Outdoor classroom

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting

  • Face coverings (as necessary when physical distance is not possible - please bring a mask every day)

  • Limited field trips (if we decide to include field trips, parents will drop off and pick up from field trip location)

  • Regular opportunities to check-in, process, and creatively work through COVID-related frustrations

  • COVID-19 antigen testing Monday mornings at the beginning of each session (please arrive at 8:15 on Mondays)

We are pleased to be able to offer free Binax COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests. This effort, thanks to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, increases the safety of Storycamp and helps us to decrease transmission rates of COVID-19 in the community. If you have any questions about the tests, as always, feel free to reach out.

 

  1. These tests are valid for screening purposes for asymptomatic students and not as a precise diagnostic medical tool. Any positive screening tests should be verified with a PCR test within 24 hours. If you have reason to think your child has been exposed to COVID-19, please schedule a PCR test and do not come to campus for a routine screening. 

  2. We ask that families try to arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of camp (Monday) so that campers can be tested. The test is easy, gentle, and takes only a moment. We ask that you and your child stay in your car for the results which take 15 minutes. At that time we will also be signing in and accepting paperwork. 

  3. If the test comes back positive, we will be able to run a second antigen test. If the second test comes back positive, we recommend you make an appointment for a PCR test within 24 hours. A negative PCR test from a sample taken within 24 hours of a positive antigen test will override the positive screening test. Otherwise your screening test results will stand and you are officially considered to have COVID. We are reporting all test results taken on campus.

For more information or to speak with someone directly about COVID related concerns, please feel free to 

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