Summer 2023 Covid Policies

We understand the vital role a summer at Camp Barney Medintz plays in a camper’s development and overall well-being. Our goal, as always, is to protect the health, safety, and mental wellness of our entire camp community.

Created in partnership with our medical advisors, we have updated the Camp Barney Medintz Summer 2023 Covid protocols. The protocols were developed based upon the current covid environment. As this is an ever-changing situation, the protocols may evolve. We will share any policy updates via email and on this page.

Masking – There will be no mandatory masking indoors or outdoors. Campers have the option to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so.

Testing – We do not plan to test campers before arriving at camp. While camp is in session, if a camper shows relevant symptoms, they will be tested for Covid. There will be no asymptomatic or close contact testing.

Positive Cases – If a camper tests positive, a parent or guardian will be notified. There will be no quarantining or contact tracing of cabinmates or other close contacts of positive campers. As we get a little closer to summer, we will communicate additional updates with you, specifically the protocols for campers who test positive.

VaccinationsFor summer 2023, Camp Barney Medintz will not require campers to be vaccinated. We do strongly recommend that campers stay up to date with CDC vaccine recommendations, including the guidance that people 12 years and older receive an updated booster that targets the more recent sub variants. As vaccinations are not mandatory, campers will not be required to demonstrate proof of Covid-19 vaccination. We are so grateful that the vast majority of Camp Barney Medintz campers and staff received the initial Covid vaccine doses.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this rapidly changing environment.

The overnight camp environment is unique in that hundreds of campers and staff are living, eating, sleeping, and playing in close proximity. We have developed these policies with deep appreciation and understanding that we must balance minimizing impact on daily camp life while not jeopardizing our ability to safely operate camp.

We look forward to a healthy, fun, and fabulous summer.

Updated February 2, 2023