Covid-19 FAQ’s

The last 10 months have shown us what will be happening month to month with the COVID-19 virus is difficult to predict. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the ever-changing guidelines. We are still uncertain what our programs will look like during the summer of 2021.

Any programs Camp Woolman runs will be in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines given on the federal, state, and local levels. These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is announced. With combined efforts from the American Camp Association (ACA), YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), and an independent expert panel coordinated by the Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) a Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance has been released. Camp Woolman will be using this resource as a basis for moving forward with camp.

Below are some FAQs. Answers to these questions will be updated as new information is released.

This page was last updated on 3/1/2021

What are some of the main COVID -19 procedures campers will be expected to follow while at camp?
All participants and staff of Woolman programs will be expected to:

  • Participate in a health checks.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a face covering when indoors or within six feet of another camper or staff member.
  • Wash hands before and after camp activities that involve sharing supplies.
          -Hand sanitizer will be provided when a hand washing station is unavailable.
  • Not share personal items including water bottles and snacks.

What is a health check?
Upon arrival, a health check consists of a temperature check and a series of questions including but not limited to:

  • Have you been in contact within anybody with a positive COVID-19 result within the last 14 days?
  • Do you have or have you shown any of the following COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days?- Fever
    – Chills
    – Cough
    – Loss of taste or small
    – Shortness of breath
    – Fatigue
    – Sore throat
    – Congestion or runny nose
    – Nausea or vomiting
    – Diarrhea 
  • Have you been in contact with anybody showing COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days?

If a camper is showing symptoms or has been in contact with somebody who is showing symptoms within the last 14 days during a health check they will be sent home. Please keep your camper at home if the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’.

What happens if a camper starts showing symptoms while they are at camp?
If a camper starts showing symptoms during the day, they will be isolated in a comfortable location and a parent/guardian will be called to pick them up

Will camper’s need to be tested before coming to camp?
Since camper’s will be leaving camp each day we will not be requiring a negative test result to participate in our program. We do ask that families follow COVID-19 precautions for the 14 days prior to sending their camper to camp and for the duration of the program.

Will camper’s need to be vaccinated prior to arrival at camp?
At this time, no. We do not expect vaccinations to be available for children and teens by the time camp starts. Please check back for updates as more vaccines are released.

Will staff be vaccinated?
At this time no. It is unlikely that vaccines will be easily accessible for ages for young adult by the time camp starts. Please check back for updates as more vaccines are released.

What precautions are in place for common spaces?
Common spaces such as bathrooms and indoor activity spaces will be limited to one group at a time and will be cleaned regularly throughout the day with cleaning supplies approved by CDC.

What if somebody at camp has COVID-19?
If anybody in your household tests positive for COVID-19 while a camper is attending a program or within 14 days after attending a program please notify the Camp Program’s Director immediately. Woolman will follow the Public Health Department’s protocol to notify families and staff that had possible contact with COVID-19.

What is the refund policy?
There is a non-refundable deposit to help cover the processing fees that accrue during checkout. Please see specific program pages for more information on costs.

Each registration includes a non-refundable deposit to cover the processing fees accumulated during registration. Cancellations made before the first day of the session your camper is registered for will receive a full refund, minus the deposit and any donations made during checkout. Cancellations made after the first day of the session you are registered for are non-refundable. If camp is canceled due to local, state, or federal guidance, you will receive a full refund minus the deposit and any donations made during check-out.

If you have any questions please contact:
Bethany Thomas
Camp Programs Director
Phone: 530-273-3183 (ext. 22)