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

  1. 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.
  2. All campers and staff members will have routine symptom and temperature checks. If anyone presents symptoms of COVID-19, a COVID-19 test will be administered. Testing will also occur, per our Medical staff, for close contacts of anyone who tests positive.
  3. A separate, comfortable isolation space is being created for those who test positive for COVID-19 while we make plans for their return home. The rest of their cohort will be closely monitored as a quarantine unit while continuing to engage in modified camp activities.
  4. We will provide updates to families who have a child or staff member on-site at Camp Barney should anyone receive a positive COVID-19 test.
  5. Appropriate masks will be worn by all campers and staff members as described above.
  6. Hand-sanitizing dispensers will be positioned “everywhere” throughout camp, as well as on every table in our dining hall. Campers and staff members will be guided to wash hands frequently throughout the day.
  7. A dedicated group of housekeeping staff will sanitize bathrooms at least twice per day and all other high-contact surfaces throughout each day. Gen Eon disinfectant foggers will be used to further sanitize surfaces and spaces all around camp.
  8. Virtually all cabins, activity areas, and dining spaces are fully ventilated. HEPA air filtration systems are being installed in each camp building that has central AC – i.e. our Marcus Health Center, kitchens, staff lounge, adult housing, and other systems will be provided for other air-conditioned buildings as appropriate.
  9. Cabin group sizes will have a limited capacity per guidelines. Campers will also be sleeping “nose to toes” to create further distancing inside cabins and tents.
  10. We will incorporate common non-pharmaceutical interventions at Camp when and where appropriate – i.e.  masking, social distancing, washing/hand sanitizing, coughing/sneezing into a tissue or one’s elbow, being outdoors as much as possible.