2021 Pre-Camp Requirements
Our current expectations for pre-camp activities are based on current CDC, American Camping Association, NH State Guidance, and our health advisors. We will require all families to meet the following pre-camp expectations:
10 days before camp:
Engage in low-risk activities. Specifically, we ask the following:
- Think of your camper as being in a modified quarantine during this time. All family members must wear a mask and social distance, even when outside. Only members of the immediate household can be together without these safety measures.
- Limit outside visits to essentials and maintain safe distance from others when leaving home (for families working jobs outside the home, maintain workplace best practices to reduce exposure to the virus)
- Maintain 6 feet minimum physical distance from others in public settings whenever possible
- Wear a mask in public indoor spaces, such as in stores
- Take and record your temperature daily
- Commit to a daily health check-in with each member of the family
- In group situations, please review the safety guidelines to prevent COVID transmission and insist that your child follow them. This means that sports practices and day camp attendance must be done with proper masking, social distancing, and hygiene. If your team has allowed the use of locker rooms, please avoid this during the 10 days prior to camp. Do not share sports equipment during this time.
We do understand that first session campers may be attending school. As above, please reinforce all safe masking, distancing and hygiene measures. If your camper is not double-masking or using N-95 or KN-95 masks at school, consider doing this in these weeks.
7 days before attending camp:
Continue with the measures outlined above and follow these additional precautions:
- Do not use public transportation such as airplane, train or bus travel.
- Stop all sports participation for contact sports (wrestling, football, basketball, lacrosse, rugby, competitive martial arts). No sports competitions, tournaments or otherwise, should happen within seven days of camp.
- Restrict your child’s activities outside the house to only the essential activities (such as school). Please remind all household members to eliminate any unnecessary risks.
Within 7 days before camp:
Get your COVID PCR test. Remember, you must arrive at camp with a negative PCR test that is no older than five days (and find out how long it will take to get your results, so you get them before arrival!). Once tested:
- Campers may not attend school.
- No sports practices.
- Campers may not attend day camp or other childcare such as an after school program
Please be very careful of your camper’s contact with family/household members who are working outside of the house, attending school, day camp/childcare, or sports activities.
If any of your camper(s) are feeling sick or have any COVID symptoms please plan to stay home. Please contact camp to talk with the health team and do not arrive at camp on check-in day.
When traveling to Glen Brook by car you are expected to:
- Eliminate stops and exposure to the public that could risk exposure to COVID-19.
- Carry hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves with you in your car.
- Use a glove or paper towel when pumping gas.
- Wear a mask when entering rest areas and public spaces or when in a cab or similar means of transport
- Sanitize hands whenever re-entering your car
- Prepare food and water for your trip and avoid stopping at restaurants or stores except for essential, careful, brief breaks such as bathroom use.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
If knowingly exposed to the virus or if you experience any symptoms, consult with your doctor and call us to let us know.
If a member of your household contracts COVID-19 within two weeks prior to your arrival, or experiences two or more of the following symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell) within 3 days of your arrival, do not come to Glen Brook.
This pre-camp guidance does not apply:
- To people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have had a known exposure to a positive case of COVID-19
- Or to people who have had a SARS-CoV-2 infection that was diagnosed by PCR testing within the past 15-90 days (if a person had a previous infection that was more than 90 days prior, then they are still subject to these requirements).
If you require public transportation to camp (planes, trains, buses), you will need to arrive somewhere within driving distance a minimum of 7 days ahead, and complete a negative PCR test 6-7 days after travel before arrival at camp. Due to this tight timeline related to testing, you will most definitely want to arrive prior to seven days.