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:​​

PRIOR TO CAMP

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 

  • We are asking all campers to take an at-home rapid antigen test no more than 48 hours before arrival and that you bring proof of a negative result from that rapid antigen test. This can be from an at home test and proof can be a result photo on your cell phone. If your camper has a positive result or symptoms consistent with Covid-19, we must ask you to delay your arrival until two negative antigen tests are conducted 24 hours apart. If you have been exposed to a positive Covid person 48 hours or less before opening day, please call camp to discuss a plan.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

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).

ARRIVAL REQUIREMENTS

Families will park inside the front gate at Night Eagle during drop-off and pick-up, and a counselor will collect  an electronic or hard copy of proof of negative test results. If a camper does not have the proof of negative test results, or if he is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, he will not be admitted into camp.

INITIAL HEALTH SCREENING

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:

  • 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

  • Uncontrolled cough

  • Diarrhea

  • Severe headache, especially with a fever

ASSESSMENT

If the counselor's initial screening of the camper and his parens raises no concerns, 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/or maintain social distancing while on camp property.

MONITORING

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

POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

If a camper has COVID-19 symptoms we will do a rapid antigen test at camp. It the test is positive, a parent or guardian will be asked to pick the camper up from camp to go home to implement the CDC recommended 5-day isolation period. 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.​ If a camper cannot return, we will adjust his tuition accordingly.

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.