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WHAT WILL REMAIN ‘THE SAME’ AT CAMP BARNEY THIS SUMMER?

In so many ways, Camp Barney will look and feel as it always has! CBM has been “Our Summer Place” for 59 summer seasons and we will continue to provide a healthy & safe, warm & welcoming, meaningful & exciting experience for each camper. We will enable kids to discover ‘the magic’ of camp through […]

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WILL THERE BE MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL HEALTH SUPPORT AT CAMP?

Every summer, our staff works hard to acclimate campers to the experience of being away from home and comfortably immersing them into our environment of exciting but different ‘faces and places,’ routines and adventures from what they’re familiar with elsewhere. Our CBM “Camper Care” team of professional therapists on our staff will be on-site all […]

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HOW WILL THE MARCUS HEALTH CENTER WORK THIS SUMMER?

Every summer, our Marcus Health Center team of doctors and nurses provide expert care to all campers and staff. We will, as always, be a modern and professional, welcoming, and caring place to distribute meds as needed, treat minor health issues, and triage other medical issues. All of our Medical staff will have all necessary […]

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WHAT ELSE MIGHT LOOK OR BE DIFFERENT AT CBM THIS SUMMER?

During the initial weeks of each session and perhaps beyond, large campwide gatherings will not occur per guidelines from the ACA, CDC, and State of Georgia. Therefore, we are planning for shifts for meals in our dining hall, Shabbat services in our Zaban Chapel and for performances in the Chippie Amphitheater to enable appropriate distancing. […]

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WHAT ARE THE HEALTH PROTOCOLS THAT WILL BE IN PLACE THIS SUMMER?

All unvaccinated campers and staff will take a COVID-19 test within the first week of arrival. Our Medical staff and advisors will determine in the coming months if subsequent on-site COVID-19 tests at Camp will be required for all campers and staff. All campers and staff members will have routine symptom and temperature checks. If […]

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WILL CAMPERS AND STAFF NEED TO WEAR A MASK AT CAMP?

Appropriate masks will likely be necessary, particularly “masking when mixing” with different cohorts.  We will continue to work closely with our partners and CBM Medical staff and advisors to monitor all guidelines pertaining to cohorts and masking. We will keep you updated if changes can safely be made to our policy of “masking when mixing.” […]

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WILL WE BE IN “COHORTS” AT CAMP?

Campers will be in cabin cohorts (groups) at camp, formed (as always) after reviewing the information and bunkmate requests they provide to us on the Confidential Camper Questionnaire forms. Each camper cohort will participate in activities together, eat together, and share common spaces. Approximately 7-10 days after arrival, if/when deemed safe by our medical staff, 4-week campers […]

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TRAVEL: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS?

HEAD STAFF TRAINING.           Begins:  Friday, May 21 with breakfast at 8:30am. Arrive:   Thursday, May 20 after 4:00pm – at Camp Barney.  Unpack, tour and relax! SPECIALIST STAFF TRAINING. Begins:  Friday, May 28 with dinner at 7:30pm. Arrive:   Friday, May 28 at 3:00pm – at Camp Barney COUNSELORS, UNIT COUNSELORS AND CHILDCARE COUNSELORS STAFF TRAINING. […]

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WHAT ARE PRE-ARRIVAL HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPECTATIONS?

UNVACCINATED STAFF For 14 days prior to arrival/the first day of your camp session at CBM, unvaccinated campers and staff members will be asked to follow CDC recommended behaviors including proper hygiene, good handwashing, ample rest, good nutrition, appropriate face masks covering mouth and nose when around others beyond your household, and daily monitoring and […]

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WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF CAMP BARNEY’S PLANNING PROCESS?

We will be guided by and work in conjunction with our partners to develop CBM protocols American Camp Association (ACA) Georgia Department of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC)   Camp Barney Medintz Medical staff and advisors: Drew Rosenthal, MD. Boca Raton, Florida Dina Linfoot, MD. Savannah, Georgia […]

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