Night Eagle COVID-19 Pre-camp Protocol (Modified)

Although the governor has lifted COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, traveling, and business operations, our top priority is to keep Night Eagle healthy and safe this summer while offering a meaningful camp experience to our participants. While Night Eagle is NOT requiring our campers to be vaccinated, because many of our campers are traveling from states that are still at various stages of recovery from COVID-19 and may not be fully vaccinated, we ask that you adhere to the following modified pre-camp protocol:​​


Campers must comply with low-risk, pre-camp behaviors (i.e. avoiding large indoor crowds, wearing face masks when indoors with anyone not in your household) for the 10 days prior to traveling to Vermont 

  • If at all possible, do not attend funerals, weddings, or family events (even visits to family members living outside your household).

  • Do not participate in indoor team sports, attend recitals or other such gatherings without wearing a mask.

  • Evidence of a negative PCR test taken within the three days before arrival (and as close to arrival as possible) will be

       required. NOTE A pre-arrival test is not needed if the camper or staff person has proof that he is fully vaccinated or           has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.


During the 10 days prior to a camper’s scheduled arrival, the camper’s temperature and symptoms must be logged. (See the Documents Section under Parents on our website for a form.)



All Families must exercise extreme caution when bringing their sons to camp:

  • Travel to camp should be as direct as possible (optimally single day trips).


Families will park inside the front gate at Night Eagle during drop-off and pick-up. An EMT will collect the Pre-Camp Screening Record and an electronic or hard copy of proof of negative test results taken within 3 days prior to arrival at camp. If a camper does not have the Pre-camp Screening Record and the proof of negative test results, or if he is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, he will not be admitted into camp.


Any camper or staff member who is showing symptoms of COVID 19 or who has been in contact with someone with COVID 19, has been tested and is awaiting results, or is at high risk because of underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, underlying immune disorders, people with HIV) will not be permitted at camp.

The following campers and staff will be excluded from camp:

  • Sick for any reason

  • Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19

  • Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking

    with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell

  • Fever (temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fever

  • A significant rash, particularly when other symptoms are present

  • Severe ear pain

  • Uncontrolled cough

  • Diarrhea

  • Severe headache, especially with a fever


If the EMT's initial screening of the camper shows no sign of the virus, the camper and his parents may proceed to camp where they will check-in with Nurse Trudy who will administer a complete health screening and check in all camper medicines.

NOTE: Parents who have not been vaccinated should wear a face mask and maintain social distancing while on camp property.


A 5-10 second daily screening by our nurse or EMT will consist of the following:

  • Asking the camper how he feels

  • Taking the camper’s temperature

  • Going through the checklist of symptoms of COVID-19 with the camper

Each Wednesday during the summer, all campers and staff will be tested for COVID-19 and the results of that test will be emailed to the director and to each camper's parents. If a camper or staff member has a positive result, he will be given a rapid test to verify the results.


If a camper’s COVID-19 test is positive, a parent or guardian will be asked to pick him up from camp. We will call the Vermont Dept. of Health at 802-863-7240 and begin contact tracing (previous 2 days) will be performed as best possible. The camper or counselor will be isolated until he can leave camp. Those exposed will be monitored closely.​

Trudy Dias, RN, James Sibelle, EMT, and Bruce Moreton, Camp Owner, will be responsible for responding to COVID 19 concerns and issues. This team will be responsible for notification of exposures and closures and will communicate with the Vermont Department of Health if any staff member/camper shows symptoms and leaves camp/tests positive for COVID-19.