SUMMER CAMP COVID-19 FAQ
The health and safety of our BB Camp community is always our highest priority. Throughout the 2020 spring and summer months, BB Camp staff became experts at adapting to the COVID-19 Oregon Health Authority Summer Camp Guidelines. We soon learned that modifications in procedures and policies did not change BB Camp’s core values to guide our excellent programming. In summer 2020, programming changes included smaller cohorts, adaptations to activities to include physical distancing, and dedicated time to washing hands. As summer 2021 approaches, we will continue to evolve our protocols based on the Oregon Health Authorities ensuing guidelines for 2021 summer camps.
For most families, your credit amount should cover your 2021 deposit. If your credit is not enough to cover your 2021 deposit, we will get in touch with you.
BB Camp continues to monitor the situation of COVID-19 and stays up to date on all policies coming from the Oregon Governor’s Office and the Oregon Health Authority regarding Summer Camps. If BB Camp must cancel a session due to COVID-19, families will have the option to either donate their payments, keep their payments as credits for future BB Camp programs in 2021 and 2022, or receive a full refund.
We know that there will continue to be uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and we are committed to walking with you every step of the way. As BB Camp continues to monitor COVID-19, we may update policies as necessary during these unprecedented times. Currently, our deadline to receive a full refund is January 31, 2021. Any camp fees paid above the deposit amount will be refunded if the cancellation is received before May 15, 2021, for an Overnight Camp session or 14 days before a Day Camp session.
While we do not know for sure, Michelle Koplan, BB Camp’s Executive Director, has been in constant contact with the Governor’s Office. This past summer, the Governor’s Office and the Oregon Health Authority were not ready to solidify their Overnight Camp guidelines in time for summer 2020. With time on our side and the recently published CDC study on successful COVID-19 mitigating summer camps, which opened and operated during summer 2020, we are confident that the Oregon Health Authority will release guidelines in time for our Summer Camps to open and operate safely in 2021.
In the coming months, we will likely continue to see new information about ways to mitigate COVID-19 and the safest practices to ensure that both Campers and Staff remain healthy. As we did prior to summer 2020, we will convene our Wellness Committee of medical experts to guide us through the proper procedures and protocols to ensure our BB Camp community is healthy and safe. Likely, we will conduct health screenings upon arrival to Camp that includes all relevant COVID-19 symptoms.
We will continue to be vigilant about camper and staff health. We will uphold our commitment to transparency in communicating with parents about any health-related issues pertinent to their camper’s group.
The health and safety of our BB Camp community is always our highest priority. BB Camp will remain dedicated to staying up to date with new COVID-19 mitigating guidelines for summer 2021 and will continue to communicate new operations as they evolve.