This page will serve as a living document with broad scope practices surrounding COVID-19 spread mitigation at camp in 2022. This page will be updated as we get closer and closer to camp.

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COVID Vaccine Policy Update

We could not be more excited for another summer at Ranch Camp – we’re counting the days! With health and safety at the top of mind, for all campers and staff we will be requiring up-to-date COVID vaccines for any person eligible to receive a vaccine. While we will allow medical exemptions, we strongly encourage you to work with your medical provider to exercise this exemption only if absolutely necessary. Up to date means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible. We are following the current recommendations from the CDC which can be found on their website.

As we look to summer, none of us know exactly where we will be with the current COVID pandemic. As such, we are still working on a plan for COVID testing and will communicate this plan as we learn more and work with our medical committee in the coming months before summer.

Ranch Camp will work with families who do not feel comfortable vaccinating their camper to issue a refund from the JCC for everything, except the initial deposit, before April 1, 2022. If you have specific questions or concerns on this, please feel free to reach out.  Thank you for working with us to keep our campers and staff members healthy.

 

2022 Pre-Camp Testing Policies

All campers will be required to show a negative PCR Test taken 72 hours before arrival. If campers have recently gotten COVID, proof of recovery is required in lieu of a PCR test.

On the day of arrival all campers will be required to show a negative rapid antigen test. You should bring the rapid antigen test with you and complete it during the arrival day health screening. ​ You can order free rapid antigen tests here: https://special.usps.com/testkits.

Testing Site Resources:

COVID Check Colorado

Walgreens COVID Testing

AFC Urgent Care COVID Testing

 

What will your masking policy be?

As of March ’22, it is too far off to determine what our policy regarding distancing, protocols, masking, etc. will be over the course of summer ’22. We will keep families updated throughout the Spring.

Are you requiring vaccinations?

With health and safety at the top of mind, for all campers and staff we will be requiring up-to-date COVID vaccines for any person eligible to receive a vaccine. While we will allow medical exemptions, we strongly encourage you to work with your medical provider to exercise this exemption only if absolutely necessary. Up to date means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible. We are following the current recommendations from the CDC which can be found on their website.

Ranch Camp will work with families who do not feel comfortable vaccinating their camper to issue a refund from the JCC for everything, except the initial deposit, before April 1, 2022. If you have specific questions or concerns on this, please feel free to reach out: ranchcamp@jccdenver.org or 303-316-6384.  Thank you for working with us to keep our campers and staff members healthy.

As always, attending children must be fully up-to-date on vaccines listed both on the Colorado childcare center vaccine requirements, as well as the Colorado public school vaccination requirements. You can get a full list of those, here.

Will my child be able to see their sibling/friend/peer who is not in their bunk?

Absolutely! This was the case in summer 2021 and will be the case again in summer 2022. While we are not sure exactly what cohorting at camp will look like in 2022, we are planning on having programs structured in a more socially diverse way than 2021. The ultimate turnout of programmatic flexibility will be determined by government regulations leading up to camp.

Will testing be a part of my campers summer?

We anticipate having negative test results be an entry requirement into camp, and anticipate having on-site testing be a part of our health checks as well as mitigation efforts at the start of each session.

Looking for our 2021 policies?

Look no further: https://www.ranchcamp.org/coronavirus-updates/