HOW WE'RE KEEPING CAMPERS SAFE

There is no higher priority than the safety of our campers. Please review this summary of safety measures we are taking for Summer 2021. We will closely monitor and follow recommendations from medical professionals, The American Camping Association (ACA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), government agencies, and internal teams to ensure that our cleaning and safety procedures not only meet expectations, but far exceed them.

Everyone entering our facilities should be symptom-free (without a fever) and pass the health self-assessment below. 

Campers/Parents/Staff/Vendors: Answering YES to any questions should not enter our facility.
Have you or anyone in your household had a fever or taken fever-reducing medicine in the last 24 hours? (72 hours in Illinois)
Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 24 hours (to include loss of taste/smell, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, runny nose)?
Unless fully vaccinated, have you or anyone in your household had close contact** with or cared for anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?
Unless fully vaccinated, have you or anyone in your household had close contact** or live with anyone who has been told to self-quarantine in the last 14 days?

**Close contact includes:
• You spent a PROLONGED period of time in the same room without medical grade PPE.
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 patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection)
• You had DIRECT PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person (e.g., kissing, hugging).
• You SHARED eating or drinking utensils with them.
• You came into contact with their RESPIRATORY SECRETIONS (e.g., they coughed on you).
Medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients should shower and change clothes prior to coming into our facilities.

The CDC considers people as fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J])

Regions of ongoing community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are regularly changing. Staff should follow CDC travel guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
Areas of increased transmission can be found at Harvard Global Health Institute map to identify counties and their most recent 7 day average of cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days.

Updated March 9, 2021

To help catch illness before it enters Camp Lakewood we will be doing temperature checks of ALL campers and their one guardian during check-in and staff each day. Any person with a fever of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to return home.

We ask that only one guardian accompany their child/children through the check in process as well as bring them to the cabin.

We ask that families take an active role in screening their child before arriving. Should someone arrive ill or become ill during their stay, it will be the responsibility of the parent  to immediately pick up their child from our facility.

  • Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.
  • Campers will need to maintain at least six feet between each other, whenever possible with exception for campers within the same cabin group.
  • All people will be required to wear masks during check in and check out.
  • Campers should bring several CDC approved face masks.
  • Campers and staff will only be required to wear masks during the camp week when social distancing is not possible within their unit/neighborhood.
  • Campers will NOT need to wear masks inside their cabin or when alone with their cabin group.
  • Pursuant with our usual rules and to support our safety efforts, only campers assigned to a cabin will be allowed to enter that cabin.
  • Each cabin will be considered a household, where campers do not need to wear masks. 
  • Each unit (group of cabins) will be considered a “neighborhood”, where campers can interact, but must social distance and wear masks.
  • Units or “neighborhoods” will not mix during the week. We have multiple neighborhoods.
  • We are requiring campers and staff to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • All campers and staff must wash their hands/use hand sanitizer before entering the cabins and dining area. 
  • We have increased hand sanitizer stations throughout the camp.
  • Program equipment will be sanitized regularly.
  • All cabins will be sanitized before campers check in.
  • All high-touch areas will be sanitized on a frequent basis.

•    Meals will be served cafeteria style
•    Staff will serve campers at the buffet line and serve drinks and desserts.
•    All tables in the dining room will be 6 feet apart.

    • Bus service is unavailable at this time. When you drop off your child, we invite you to see the camp. We ask that only one guardian accompany your camper through the check in and check out process. Please note that check in is 1:30 – 3 pm and check out is 9 -10 am. The Pick-Up Authorization Form must be provided to us in advance when someone other than the named persons on the registration form is picking up your child.
    • Drinking fountains are unavailable at this time. Bottle fillers remain open; please bring your own water bottles. There will be plenty of hydration stations around camp.