At MJCCA Day Camps, we are committed to creating a positive and healthy environment for our campers. Below is all the information you need to know to make sure your child is healthy and happy at camp.
Campers are not permitted to share food or sunscreen at camp. We provide a nut-free area/table for lunch. Your camper’s groupmates can certainly join your camper if they do not have nuts or traces of nuts in any item in their lunch.
We have extra sunscreen at camp for campers who run out or forget to bring his or her own. If your camper should not use our sunscreen, please let us know in writing before camp starts.
In case of an emergency, we will make every attempt to contact parents first. If parents and emergency contacts are unable to be reached, arrangements have been made to provide medical treatment.
Health & Safety Guidelines
For summer 2023, MJCCA Day Camps plans to follow the same mask-optional policy currently being used by the MJCCA. To ensure the health and safety of our MJCCA Day Camps families, our exposure guidelines are outlined in our Parent Handbook. As always, the top priority for MJCCA Day Camps is the health and safety of our campers, staff, and their families. This summer, as we did last summer, and as the MJCCA continues to do year round, we will operate in accordance with public health guidelines, the CDC, and the American Camp Association.
Sick Policy/Health at Camp:
- A MANDATORY health history form must be submitted (online) prior to the start of the camp season.
- It is the responsibility of the camp family to inform MJCCA Day Camps of any changes to the information submitted on the health history form.
- MJCCA Day Camps will have a nurse on site throughout the camp day.
- If a camper is sick or is suspected of being sick, they will visit the nurse to determine if additional care is needed.
- You will be notified of any health visits that require additional care.
- If a camper shows signs of a communicable disease or ailment while at camp, we will contact you to come pick up your camper immediately.
- Please do not send your camper(s) to camp with any communicable disease.
- If your camper does have a communicable disease, please notify the camp office immediately as we must notify your camper’s group that someone in that group has a communicable disease.
- For the safety of the camp community, campers may not attend or remain in camp if they have a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or infectious disease (i.e. pink eye, impetigo, lice, etc.) or other communicable diseases.
- Campers must begin treatment and be symptom free for 24 hours before they may return to camp.
If a Camper/Staff Appears Sick:
- If someone is suspected of being sick, they will visit the nurse.
- If the nurse decides a camper presents symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever greater than 100.4°F, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, and/or vomiting), the camper will be separated from the group until a parent/guardian can pick them up from camp.
- Children will not be permitted to return to camp until they have either had a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or At-Home) OR have been symptom free (including fever free) for seventy-two (72) hours.
If a Camper/Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19:
- Isolate at home for 5 days. (Day 0 is the day symptoms appeared or the date the specimen was collected for the positive test for people who are asymptomatic).
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolved after 5 days, you can return to the MJCCA
- If you have a fever or any other symptoms, continue to stay home until they resolve.COMMUNICATION: If a person in a camp group is COVID-positive, the group will be notified via email. The group will NOT be required to quarantine or wear masks
- The MJCCA is a mask-optional facility.
Parents must certify that their child(ren) is up to date on all required immunization appropriate for the child’s age. If not, they must provide appropriate documentation for a medical exemption. (Certification by a parent or legal guardian required). Only medical exemptions approved by the MJCCA will be allowed.
The camp nurse will administer any over-the-counter medication deemed necessary. MJCCA Day Camps staff can administer prescription medication when we receive all appropriate medical forms. All prescription medication must be in original container with the pharmacy label. All over-the-counter medication must be in the original packaging and clearly marked with your child’s name. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to drop off with the nurse or bring during carpool Monday morning of camp.
Please apply sunscreen on your camper BEFORE sending them to camp and send your camper with sunscreen in a clearly marked bottle with their name on it. Campers do not share sunscreen at camp. Camp does have extra sunscreen should your camper forget to bring it, or it runs out. If you do not want us to apply camp sunscreen to your camper(s), please inform the camp office in writing prior to camp. We are extremely sun-conscious; therefore, we will reapply sunscreen throughout the day.
Campers are strongly encouraged to drink water throughout the day. Water fountains and water coolers are located throughout camp. Counselors require their group to take water breaks in between activity periods.