808 West Street, Stoughton, MA 02072
COVID-19 Info

Dear Parents,

Camp West Woods will open its 47th's summer season on June 21st! This summer, children will need camp more than ever. We are anticipating an amazing summer and plan to deliver most programs as scheduled while safely following state and camp guidelines. Most of our programs are returning to pre-COVID state.

We have embraced this challenge and appreciate the support expressed by so many of our camp families. It has not been easy for any of us these past months, and has been especially hard on our young children. We want to ease our campers—your children—back into a summertimeof healthy socialization, fresh air, fun, and friendship. We cherish our partnership with parents to achieve these goals and are confident that with the cooperation of parents, guardians and staff we can bring our campers together again.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our COVID-19 procedures, please contact us at office@campwestwoods.com or call us directly at 781-341-4424

Overview

At Camp West Woods, our main priority is the health and safety of your child and our staff. Our goal is to be able to communicate all information regarding what Camp West Woods will be doing in response to COVID-19. In order for us to provide your child with a happy and healthy summer, we will be implementing various plans and procedures to minimize the possible spread.

CDC/ACA/MA DPH Guidelines

We have been working diligently to stay up to date and informed with the American Camp Association, the CDC, local and State Health Departments to discuss and determine how we will run the most safe camp that we can this summer. We will continue to monitor updated guidelines and communicate accordingly.

          Summer 2021 (COVID-19 Mitigation Plan)

We have made these decisions out of best interest for your campers and our staff’s safety. Below are changes to programs that are required as per guidance from CDC / ACA / MA DPH / Stoughton Board of Health to operate camp this summer.

Daily Health Screening

All campers and staff members MUST complete a daily self-wellness check before entering campgrounds at home. Staff may get temperatures checked daily upon entry. Campers may be temperature checked (with infrared thermometers) before entry (inside car) as well. Follow state guidelines from below link as they are constantly updated https://www.mass.gov/doc/recreational-camps-and-programs-health-and-safety-standards-for-reopening/download?_ga=2.68472086.66696484.1623242401-2058245091.1565283347

Medical Staff

We will be having a registered nurse onsite while camp is in operation and various staff members who are first-aid and CPR certified. All staff members will receive thorough training on COVID-19 medical check procedures and will also be provided with the proper PPE.

Sanitation, Hand Washing and Cleaning at Camp

We are working hard at CWW to keep the grounds cleaner than ever. We will complete proper procedures to keep equipment clean and safe. All equipment will be cleaned/disinfected after each group’s use by counselors/specialists. Restrooms will be dedicated to each group that are spread between various buildings and will be assigned to the group for 8 weeks. Restrooms will be cleaned at scheduled times during the day. Deep cleaning will continually take place of indoor areas and any shared spaces to ensure safety on a regular basis. Campers and staff will be required to frequentlyhand wash throughout the day.

Physical Distancing and Masks

This summer, certain activities and games will be modified to ensure physical distancing. Campers will stay with their assigned group all day/week. That means, they will be with the same campers and staff members all day and throughout the summer and may not co-mingle with other groups. Campers and staff are not required to wear masks outdoors. Staff will make it feel as normal as possible for the kids. Campers and staff will wear a mask when indoors. All campers are required to bring 2 clean face masks daily from home which must be labeled with camper name and clearly marked which side shall be facing outward.

If positive COVID-19 Case at Camp

In case a camper or staff tests positive for COVID-19 during camp, they must not return to camp until they have consulted and cleared by their medical provider to return to camp. Camp will notify families and staff about exposure while maintaining confidentiality. Unvaccinated campers and staff that have been in close contact with the COVID-19 case will be sent home and required at home isolation for 10 days after exposure. You may end quarantine after 7 days if you receive a negative test. Testing should must occur on or after day 5.

Communication

At Camp West Woods, we will make it our goal to communicate with parents and families in a quick and thoughtful manner. This summer, more than ever, communication is extremely important as our community strives to stay safe and healthy. We promise to keep you updated and informed! We will continue to monitor CDC/ACA/MA DPH/Stoughton Board of Health guidelines and will make updates to these procedures accordingly.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our COVID-19 procedures, please contact us at office@campwestwoods.com or call us at 781-341-4424

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