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COVID-19

The information below is the most up to date info for the 2022 Summer Camp season. Glen Brook continues to monitor the state of COVID-19. We will continue to be flexible and resourceful and use all available resources (CDC, NH state guidance, American Camping Association, and more) in developing our plans for the 2022 season. This page will continue to be dynamic and will be updated as information becomes available and any revisions are made. After an incredibly safe and joyous summer in 2021, we look forward to 2022!

While we recognize that COVID now feels like less of a threat to many people and that many communities are doing away with COVID precautions, we regard Glen Brook as a place where we must be especially vigilant. The consequences are too great, as a COVID outbreak at camp likely would end the season for all of us.

As in 2021, we want to provide campers with an experience that feels just as things did pre-COVID: without masks, cohorts, or restrictions on sharing indoor spaces. That means strongly encouraging that everyone is up to date on COVID vaccinations (including boosters, if eligible), testing, and taking precautions in the days leading up to camp.  We’ll be in touch later this spring with details of what we expect regarding testing, travel, and precautionary behavior in the 7–10 days before your child arrives at Glen Brook.

Pre-Arrival Requirements

Our focus is to ensure that camp operates safely in our residential community setting while still maintaining our mission. Pre-arrival requirements will be communicated ahead of time and posted here.

We will require each camper to provide proof of a negative PCR Covid Test taken within 3-5 days of their arrival to camp (unless you provide proof of a positive test in the past 90 days).  As an added precaution, we will ask campers and staff members to do everything they reasonably can to arrive at camp COVID-free. Consider wearing a mask indoors 7–10 days before camp to minimize the potential for COVID exposure and take precautions while traveling to camp. Later this spring, we will send an email with detailed instructions for travel, testing, and precautionary behavior.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Glen Brook is planning coordinated efforts to bring campers in safely to camp.

Like last year, we may use more detailed procedures on check in day to safely enter and exit campers. This may adjust our drop off times. We will provide details on exact drop off times as we get closer to opening day.

Plane or Train
For campers coming from afar, we ask that you handle your transportation directly to camp. Everyone coming to camp is required to follow CDC guidelines for safe travel and to create a travel plan that minimizes exposures to others.

What are your plans for COVID testing?

We will require each camper to provide proof of a negative PCR Covid Test taken within 3-5 days of their arrival to camp (unless you provide proof of a positive test in the past 90 days).

Glen Brook will likely continue to use arrival-day & day 5 COVID testing as a part of our 2022 plan for entry and admittance to camp, diagnostic (symptoms) and ongoing monitoring.  If used, Glen Brook will cover the costs of all COVID tests except the first, which you should have administered in the 3-5 days before Camp.

What happens if my child gets COVID at Camp?
If a camper or staff member is diagnosed with COVID during the session, they will immediately be isolated and may well have to go home. This presents a number of challenges, most notably for campers coming from considerable distance. Glen Brook will have the means to keep campers safely at camp for as long as it takes for a parent or legal guardian to arrive.

What happens if another child gets COVID at Camp?
The camper who tests positive will be isolated for 5 days.  Campers who share a bunk room with the camper who tested positive are considered a close household contact.  Those bunk mates fall into two categories as directed by the State of New Hampshire:

  1. Campers who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination series (which includes a booster, if eligible) will continue as usual, and will be monitored for symptoms.
  2. Campers who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination series must be isolated for 5 days, get tested if symptoms develop, and will get tested after the 5 days of isolation.  After the first 5 days, the camper will need to wear a well-fitting face mask when around others indoors for another 5 days.

We are limited in how many individuals we can isolate. While we will do our best to work with any camper and their family if isolation is required, if we exceed our capacity for isolation, campers in need of isolation may need to be sent home.  We hope, as in 2021, that we do not have a positive case of COVID-19 at Camp this summer.  Because we are not requiring vaccinations, we want you to be fully informed of our protocols. Having your child up to date on this vaccination can greatly reduce the risk of needing to isolate or leave camp early under the current guidelines from the State and CDC.

Will you require masks? In what settings?
We do not anticipate requiring masks unless a case of COVID is identified.

Will Campers eat meals in cabin groups again this summer?
We plan to return to our normal system of sitting in mixed-age and mixed-cabin groups in our dining hall this summer.

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