Summer Camp Information | COVID-19

UPDATED: 06-18-21

Dear Parents:

What a year! Phew!! Congrats to you all for making it through the many struggles that the Pandemic has caused.  I'm looking forward to hearing all the giggles and squeals that Camp brings, as our resilient Campers enjoy a summer full of friends, memory making and fun!

We are happy to have some rules relaxed, but due to the fact that most of our Campers are not vaccinated yet, we do still have some Mandated Regulations the State of MA has set for all summer camps to follow in order to keep everyone healthy.

 In a nutshell, they consist of: 

  • Handwashing/Sanitizing hands before and after each activity

  • Frequent cleaning throughout the buildings and between groups sharing equipment

  • Masks will be required indoors but not outside unless social distancing is not possible

  • Social distancing 

  • Staying in the same groups with the same Campers and Counselors 

  • Covid reporting and close contact quareenteening in the event of a positive case

Reinforcing these measures at home will help make Camp easier 

At arrival and dismissal we do ask that the Campers and Counselors mask up, although outside. This will assure that everyone arrives with a mask for the day. A mask lanyard may want to be considered if your camper does not have pockets as masks will be on and off as we are inside and out.

2021 Camp Pickup and Drop off Procedures:
For the most up to date information on Pickup and Drop off. Please click HERE.
If you didn't attend Camp last year, the procedure is different then past years. CDC best practices state that all non-essential visitors should not be allowed in camp buildings, again this summer, all parents should remain in your car and we will come to you. Any administration questions, changes in daily pick up person, or medication needs, should be emailed to Joe Morin at jmorin@cedardale-health.net. Please take care of all issues/questions in advance. We will not be able to handle them at drop off time. 

We do understand everyone has different levels of comfort with COVID precautions, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have at bbailey@cedardale-helath.net

COVID affects people differently. Please screen daily and stay home if your camper or someone in your family has had any of the following symptoms in the past 14 days:

  • Fever over 100.4

  • Frequent cough 

  • Difficulty breathing 

  • Chill/muscle pain

  • Headache/sore throat

  • Fatigue 

  • Recent loss of taste or smell

Upon arrival at Camp, we will be screening you with the following questions: 

  1. Have you had any symptoms of COVID-19 or a fever of 100.4 or higher?

  2. Have you had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?.

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, your child will not be able to join us. Our continued operation is dependent on our ability to keep COVID-19 from our Camp. Your honesty to the above questions will help us do this. 

Per CDC guidance: Just so there is no confusion if you see/hear of an unmasked counselor, **Fully vaccinated Counselors do not need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, can float between groups as needed, and do not need to quarantine unless COVID symptoms are present** 

PLEASE LABEL ALL BELONGINGS: In the COVID environment we cannot hold onto unclaimed items. If we can see a Camper's name, we will do our best to return it to its owner. 

CAMP COMMUNICATION: This summer please check for Camp emails regularly as this will be the fastest means of communication should we need to alert Camp families of any changes in our daily operation. 

SUNSCREEN POLICY: Please apply a good layer of sunscreen each morning prior to arrival at Camp. In order for our counselors to social distance, the safest process will be to pack spray sunscreen. If your child is more sensitive to the sun, we strongly recommend a hat, and a T-shirt that can be worn in the water. Please reach out to the Camp director with any concerns about the sunscreen policy. 

Annual DPH Required camp information for parents: We have placed the following mandatory literature: Meningococcal Disease, Plan for the care of Mildly Ill Campers, and Camp Emergency Procedures on our website www.cedarland.net.

Lastly, many of the activities the Campers will be participating in require sneakers for safety reasons. Please make sure your child wears or brings a pair every day. We appreciate the responsible measures you are taking, and we will continue to do our due diligence to keep everyone safe as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any concerns. I'm not always near a phone, so it's probably easiest to reach me by email bbailey@cedardale-health.net. If you prefer to call our Camp phone number is 978-521-7700.

I can't wait to see everyone, and for all the summer fun to begin!

Just a reminder of what to bring:

  • Lunch: Campers need to bring their lunch daily. We recommend a sturdy lunch container with an ice pack to keep things cool (if necessary), and please no glass bottles. Label all containers. Cedarland provides a mid-morning snack each day. Please note any dietary restriction on your child's health form, and provide a snack if necessary. For easy retrieval, please pack any personal snacks separate from your child's lunch box.

  • Cloth face covering/mask: A mask must be brought to Camp daily. (maybe even pack a couple) Please practice at home and make sure your child knows how to put it on independently.

  • Clothes: Bathing suit & towel: Please bring everyday. It is suggested that Campers wear their suits to Camp (it makes changing quicker).

  • Something Warm and Dry: Camper's should be prepared for the ever-changing New England weather. Dress appropriately!

  • Footwear: We offer a wide variety of Fitness N' Fun activities! We insist for the safety and participation of many activities for your child, that they wear sneakers to Camp everyday.

  • Toys: Our responsibility is to take great care of your children and ensure that they have a fantastic summer! To prevent the spread of germs, please leave all toys and electronics at home.