CAMP MONTE STELLA PARTICIPANT POLICY & WELLNESS REQUIREMENTS
The Board of Sierra Stars Leadership Camp, Inc. (SSLC, Inc.) which organizes and runs the leadership summer camp, Camp Monte Stella (CMS), has always maintained a participant wellness policy for our staff and campers. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking additional precautions to address concerns and recommendations related to COVID-19. Health checks, hand washing requirements, and strict requirements to stay home if “feeling sick” will be in place until further notice. This is because the health and safety of our participants is a priority for SSLC, Inc.
Policies may be updated from time to time to incorporate new recommendations from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and other health authorities as appropriate. The Participant Policy and Wellness Requirements are for everyone’s benefit during this unique time.
Staff and campers must comply with the following health and wellness requirements. Refusal or failure to comply with health and wellness requirements will be grounds for termination of participation.
The total number of participants will be limited to 80 at the Silver Spur Campsite in Tuolumne County. Our camp nurse is an EMT with experience in managing crowds and handling health emergencies.
1. General Requirements for Participants
- Participants DO NOT need to be vaccinated but are REQUIRED to have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 4 to 5 days before the starting date of CMS. Your vaccination card or COVID-19 test result will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday, June 19, 2021 to be eligible to attend CMS.
- The camp fee will be refunded in full if a camper tests positive for COVID-19 before the start date of CMS.
- All fees will be refunded in full if we decide to close the in-person camp.
- Do not attend camp if you or a household member are sick, “high-risk”, and have any symptoms of illness, or have been directed by health authorities to quarantine or isolate.
- We will only allow curbside drop-off and pick-up for all campers at the campsite. All others involved in transporting the camper must remain in their respective vehicles.
- Before exiting the vehicle, a pre-screen temperature check is required for all participants.
- Participants who show symptoms during the pre-screen will be asked to leave the camp, along with everyone else in the vehicle. A full refund will be made.
- Visitors are not allowed into camp.
- A daily health screen by the camp nurse will be conducted for the duration of camp.
- Participants are to wear a face covering as directed by staff. The only mask-less activity that is permitted is swimming.
- Wash or clean hands frequently and as directed by staff.
- Comply with any social distancing protocols specified by staff or facility signage.
- The staff of CMS will aim to keep campers in their specific cohorts as far as possible and may be required to modify events that typically draw large gatherings as necessary.
- Participants who become sick during camp must comply with staff direction regarding their illness. Symptomatic campers will be directed to leave communal areas, or isolate in a separate cabin while parents will be required to immediately pick up campers. Staff may need to isolate an entire cabin should there be any indications of wider exposure of symptoms.
- Given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, participants should be aware that programming may change or be forced to close in the event of exposures
- We will contact participants after they depart CMS to monitor any post-camp outbreaks. If any positive tests are reported, families of participants will be notified of possible exposure. The same procedure will be followed in the event of a positive test being reported during camp.
2. Stay Home When Participant or Household Members are Sick or Show Symptoms of Illness
- Common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, and gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Other conditions for which you should stay home include, lice, pink eye or hand, foot and mouth disease, other communicable diseases, diarrhea, rash or swelling on any part of the body, runny nose with yellow/green mucus, persistent cough, or other cold/flu symptoms.
- Making the Call/Mild Symptoms: If you or a family member in your household has experienced mild symptoms, please err on the side of caution and stay home.
3. Standards for Attending In-Person Camp After Illness
If you or anyone in your household have been sick, you may not participate in CMS until you meet the following, but not limited to, criteria:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath); and
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
4. Health Screenings
SSLC, Inc. and CMS reserve the right to ask health screening questions and conduct temperature checks prior to allowing participation for in-person camp such as CMS.
The Participant Policy and Wellness Requirements are for everyone’s benefit during this unique time. We are grateful for your participation and look forward to a memorable CMS 2021!