WBT Camps COVID-19 Protocols 2022
Last updated 3/30/2022
(Please note: All information is subject to change)
At camp we strive each day to create a communal experience that allows each and every individual to be a part of something special. This begins with our commitment to the physical/emotional health and safety of our entire community. The following information outlines how Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps are adapting our policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 at camp. The practices and policies laid out here are subject to change. Our approach in all areas of camp is based on COVID-19 best practices for summer camps published by the CDC, State of California, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Camp Association (ACA). Our policies and procedures are reviewed by members of our medical team.
Cabin: A single group of campers that shares a living space. Includes campers and their counselors/CIT. The cabin operates like a single household for COVID-19 purposes.
Pod: Group of multiple cabins. The pod, like a typical camp unit, will comprise multiple cabins from one age or grade level cohort.
- What is your COVID-19 vaccination policy?
- Are there any pre-camp protocols or adjustments our family should make so that our camper enters camp in safety and health?
- What is your testing plan for camp?
- How will you be testing staff?
- Will there be a mask policy?
- How will you manage the dining hall experience this summer?
- How will the Infirmary/Health Center care for someone who is COVID-positive?
- Will you notify me if my child has been exposed to a positive case?
- What are your cleaning, handwashing & sanitization protocols?
A Final Word on Communication
We understand that communication is critical to the success of our families at camp. It is important to us that we partner with you to ensure the social, emotional and physical well being of all campers. You will be kept informed throughout each session about COVID-19 testing, isolation and quarantine measures if required, as well as the usual communication throughout the summer (blogs, photos, emails etc.). If a camper or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 while in our care, all parents with campers on site will be notified via email and we will identify the specific measures we are taking to address the situation. Any parent with campers in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case will be notified directly while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with current privacy laws. Finally, we ask for your understanding that all strategies employed are there to minimize risk and outbreaks of COVID, but no one strategy is 100% and, as we have seen, each COVID-19 mutation has unique properties that evade layers of protection that, in the past, were more effective. We appreciate your confidence in us as we embark on a successful summer for your kids and our staff. We know how important camp - just camp - is to the physical and mental health and well-being of your children.