School-aged day camps and summer camps

**All businesses should refer to the Oregon Health Authority for complete guidance **    

Phase 2: School-aged day camps and summer camps

Overall Guidance
  • Camps must be limited to maximum stable groups of 10 or fewer children; the number of staff needed/necessary for a cohort does not count towards the total of 10 individuals
  • A camp can have multiple stable groups of 10 individuals if the camp facility or site can accommodate physical distancing for the number of campers hosted
  • The stable group may change no more frequently than once per week
  • Half-day camps hosting different morning and afternoon groups may be offered
  • Except when eating, preparing, or serving food and after using the restroom, alcohol-based hand-sanitizing products (60 to 95%) may be used as an alternative to handwashing. If soap and water is not feasible (e.g. back country camp), alcohol-based hand sanitizing products may be used; however, every effort should be made to facilitate soap and water handwashing. Hand sanitizer must be stored out of reach of students younger than 5 years of age when not in use
Physical Distancing
  • Camps must ensure that each stable group remains in the same indoor physical space each day and does not intermingle with any other group
  • The number of staff interacting with each group of children should be minimized
  • Daily activities and curriculum should support physical distancing
  • Parents or other visitors may only come to camp for special events if 6 feet distancing between all persons can be maintained
Prevention Practices
  • All programs should have a written communicable disease management plan and keep daily logs for each stable group
  • Prohibit from camp any camper or staff known to have been exposed to COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days
  • Advise staff and parents not to bring their camper to camp if anyone in the household recently had an illness with fever or a new cough
  • If anyone who has entered camp is diagnosed with COVID-19, report to and consult with the Local Public Health Authority (LPHA)
  • Report to the LPHA any cluster of illness among the summer camp program staff or students
  • Camps must provide handwashing and facilities, tissues, and garbage receptacles that are easily accessible to both children and staff
  • Staff and campers should be reminded frequently of the importance of healthy hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Face coverings cannot be required for use by children and should never prohibit or prevent access to instruction or activities
  • Ensure that the camp has flexible sick-leave and absentee policies that discourage staff from reporting to work while sick
Monitoring for Symptoms
  • Frequently remind all staff and parents to keep themselves and their children home with any illness involving fever, new cough, or shortness of breath
  • Check for new cough and fever for anyone entering the camp facility/area or interacting with campers and staff


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