COVID-19 Precautions and 2022 Summer Camps
Since the spring of 2020 Earth Native has safely run hundreds of outdoor programs with thousands of students. To date we have had ZERO cases of COVID transmission at any of our programs and we will continue to diligently work to maintain that record moving forward. As we all know, the landscape, guidance and regulations regarding COVID-19 are constantly shifting. It is therefore important for us to let you know that our policies can, and will, change based on the current conditions at the time of camp based on future variables that are not yet known.
Since all of our summer camps operate 100% outdoors in well ventilated areas in conditions where the risk of COVID transmission remains extremely low, we have no plans to require our students to wear masks at our 2022 camps. Any parent that wishes to have their child wear a mask at camp is welcome to send them with a mask and our staff will do our best to help remind them to wear it.
Our primary means of minimizing the risk of the spread of COVID-19 will continue to be at home parent health screenings. If a student is displaying any symptoms constant with COVID-19 they will need a negative COVID test (or a doctor's note if the condition is chronic) in order to attend camp. Earth Native will have rapid COVID tests available at camp for last minute testing as needed.
If a student has mild symptoms of illness during camp and a parent is not present, the student's parent will be contacted and given the option to either pick their camper up or have an Earth Native staff member administer a rapid COVID test on site.
We will continue to require confirmation at sign-in that students are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 nor have they had recent close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If a child has symptoms constant with COIVD or has been in close contact with someone who is COVID positive, they will need a negative COVID test before attending camp.