Summer 2022 COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Safety is the most important thing at camp.  To support safety, we are asking that all campers and parents help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Triple C Camp will follow the VDH Flowchart for K-12 and Child Care Parents.  As of 06.02.22 masks are optional for campers and staff during the camp day and on the camp buses.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads through person-to-person contact.  Federal and state authorities recommend physical distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus.  COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death.  Participating in programs at Triple C Camp could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.  Triple C Camp in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur thru participation in this program or accessing the facility.

Triple C Camp has raised our already thorough safety and sanitation standards to match or exceed recommendations from authorities.  Please find below additional steps and precautions to be taken during this camp season

Lunch and Snacks

Campers will need to bring a lunch and at least two snacks with them to camp each day.  To ensure physical distancing while eating, campers will eat outdoors, weather permitting, across the camp property with their small groups.  Hands will be washed thoroughly with soap and water before and after lunch.

Face Coverings

As of 06.02.22: Masks will be optional for Triple C Camp campers and staff both during the camp day and on the camp buses.  If campers choose to wear a mask, please make sure they are labeled with the campers first and last name.  Masks must have an attachment device to secure to their person.  We suggest a carabiner or break away lanyard.

Bus Transportation

As of 06.02.22: We will continue to stay in alignment with Albemarle County Transportation.

Camp Transportation

Staff will greet your camper in the transportation loop to check them in.  Please see our Parent Hub section regarding Drop Off and Pick Up at camp for more information on early drop, late arrivals, and picking up your camper during the camp day.  It is possible that daily health screenings may continue.

Facility Cleaning and Sanitizing

The camp facilities will be routinely cleaned and disinfected throughout the camp day.  In addition to soap, water and commercial cleaners, Triple C Camp will be using a hospital grade broad spectrum disinfectant.

Staying Home When Appropriate

We will follow the VDH Flowchart for K-12 and Child Care Parents.

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

Staff will reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure best practices.  If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains 70% alcohol will be used.  All campers and staff will engage in hand hygiene at the following times, as a minimum: arrival to camp, between activities, before and after eating, after using the restroom, before and after using camp equipment or supplies, after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Swimsuits/Pool Time/Sunscreen

Please wear swimsuits to camp and apply sunscreen at home.  Swim time will be swim lessons (Grades K-3rd) and  recreational swimming.  All other campers have recreational games and free swim multiple times per week.  Campers will be evaluated to determine the appropriate area of the pool they may access.  Triple C Camp will be adhering to the Virginia Department of Education Childcare Licensing COVID-19 guidelines put forth in regards to swimming pools and space between campers while in the pool.  In the event COVID-19 guidelines restrict swimming, alternative/approved water activities will be added into daily fun.

Campers will re-apply sunscreen at designated times during the camp day with staff supervision.

Health Center and Quarantine Areas

Any camper or staff member that feels unwell and is verbalizing COVID-19 symptoms will first go to the Medical Screening Area (Med Area).  Based on the camper or staff member’s needs, they will be treated in the “Med Area” and then sent to either the Health Center or Quarantine Area.  At the medical screening area, a temperature check and assessment of symptoms will be performed by qualified staff based on presentation of campers needs.

Each group at camp carries a two way radio.  All minor injuries such as bumps, bruises, cuts, and scrapes that may occur during the camp day will be treated at the group location, to limit trips to the Health Center.  Any campers that require daily medication or assistance with health aids will have their meds brought to their group location or may report straight to the Health Center, based on group activity schedule.  Physical distancing will be maintained as much as possible any time treatment may be needed.  Masks will be worn while indoors in the Health Center.

Persons with possible COVID-19 symptoms requiring medical attention will be further assessed by our Nurse, Libby Rothenberg, RN, Director and Co-Owner of Triple C Camp.  Both the Health Center and the Quarantine Area will have PPE available.  Health Center staff will immediately call families to share that a camper is in the Quarantine Area and discuss next steps as necessary.

Our staff have a direct relationship and support from our local Health Department.

In summary, if/when there is a COVID-19 case, Triple C Camp will be following guidance of the Virginia Department of Health, which is following CDC guidelines.  All we can do, as the Triple C Camp Staff and Camp Families, is to take great care of whom we and our family members come in contact with during our summer season.

If/when these guidelines are updated, we will be immediately updating our camp families and staff.  

Thank you, for your patience, confidence and understanding of this delicate situation.

*As COVID-19 cases diminish, program numbers/capacities may be adjusted as allowed by the CDC and Virginia Child Care Licensing.