CDSS Covid Policies

In this ever-changing pandemic landscape, the health of our community remains our top priority. As we prepare for camps, we will monitor CDC and local governmental guidance and policies to determine whether it’s safe to gather and what protocols we should have in place.

As of January 27, 2022:

  • All campers over age 5 must have up to date vaccinations.  Up to date vaccination is considered both
    • Two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine plus two weeks
      and
    • Booster shots at 5 months after the completion of the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines or 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine for those aged 12 and older.
  • All campers must have a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival at camp

Additional protocols may be added as the camp season approaches.

Facility staff vaccinated?Facility staff boosted?Facility staff masked in kitchen/dining areas?Facility staff masked overall?Testing protocol for facility staff?Facility shared with other groups?
PinewoodsYesYesNoNoYesEarly Music Week only
OgontzYesTBDFollowing local guidelinesFollowing local guidelinesNoTBD
CavellTBDTBDFollowing local guidelinesFollowing local guidelinesNoNo
LouiseYesRecommendedYesFollowing local guidelinesNoYes

Click on the facilities below to find out more information about what each facility requires.

Pinewoods Camp

As of March 23, 2022:

Vaccinations
  • All campers and Program Provider staff must be vaccinated, and boosted if eligible.
  • Youth (under age 5) must be vaccinated to the fullest extent possible.
    • If a vaccine does not become available, youth under the age of 5 including infants under the age of 6 months, are required to test on an every other day basis while at camp.
Testing Requirements
  • Campers are required to bring a minimum of four tests per person for week-long sessions.
  • Campers must self-test with an antigen test upon arrival at camp and on Day 3 of camp.
    • Test results will be collated by CDSS
    • For arrival, same-day 3rd party tests are also accepted (CVS Minute Clinic, Urgent Care, etc.)
  • Additional testing may be required due to increases in Covid-19 transmission levels or the emergence of a more severe variant

Ogontz

As of March 31, 2022:

  • All camp staff will be vaccinated
  • Requirements will match CDSS Covid policies
  • All state and county mandates, including those for masking, must be followed

Camp Cavell

As of March 31, 2022:

  • Requirements will match CDSS Covid policies
  • All state and county mandates, including those for masking, must be followed

Camp Louise

As of March 31, 2022

  • All camp staff will be vaccinated
    • Boosters are recommended for those who received vaccines six months prior
  • Dining hall staff will be masked for serving
  • All state and county mandates, including those for masking, must be followed
Brave Trails requirements (concurrent user of Camp Louise)
  • Pre-camp COVID PCR test required
  • Vaccinations required for all staff, campers, outside presenters, and any guests
    • Boosters likely to included in the definition of vaccinated but that is still TBD