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Overnight Camp FAQs

At Camp Seymour, our number one priority is providing a safe, positive camper experience. 

The below responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) are based on overnight camp guidelines released in April 2021.  We will continue to monitor updates from the Pierce County Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and make adjustments as needed to align with the guidelines. 

What extra healthy and safety measures are you taking?

  • We have changed the physical layout of our cabins and the style of our programs to accommodate for social distancing and smaller cohorts.
  • Units will do all activities and meals together and will not come into contact with other units.
  • Materials, equipment, and spaces will be thoroughly sanitized between use.
  • Where appropriate, cohorts will receive program supplies and equipment that will not be used by others during the camp session.
  • All activities will be enjoyed outdoors, including meals.
  • Campers and staff will wash and sanitize their hands between each activity and before and after each meal.
  • Campers and staff are required to wear masks at all times, except while eating, sleeping, swimming or can be physically distanced outdoors.

Will testing or vaccination proof be required?

All campers and staff must do ONE of the following before arriving to camp:

  1. Be fully vaccinated.
  2. Receive a negative COVID-19 test no more than three days prior to arrival and remain in quarantine between the test and the start of camp.
  3. Participate in rapid testing upon arrival at check-in and receive a negative test result.

Anyone unable to meet one of these three conditions is not allowed to participate in camp.

For the purposes of this policy, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two or more weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two or more weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen). Verification of the vaccination or test results is required.

Will kids be required to wear masks at camp?

Campers will be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating, sleeping, swimming or camp be physically distancted outdoors. Windows will be utilized in cabins to increase airflow. Please send an approved mask for each day your camper will be in the program. More information about masks will be shared with parents in the weeks leading up to camp.

What will happen if there is a confirmed Covid-19 case at camp?

If we are notified of exposure within a cohort, we will notify families of all affected group members and quarantine exposed campers where appropriate. We will assess the situation on a case-by-case basis and work with local public health officials to take next steps.

Our priority is keeping our campers, families and staff safe. We will follow the latest protocol from the CDC, state and county, and make decisions accordingly.

What happens if my child get sick while at camp?

Our staff always treat a sick child very seriously at overnight camp and encourage them to go home to heal. Given the nature of COVID-19, we will send home children showing symptoms of COVID-19.

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