COVID-19 and Camp de Benneville Pines
Policies are updated weekly as CDC, State and County policies for camps evolve.
Thanks for bearing with us as we navigate the protocols.
As everyone is well aware, we are currently experiencing another COVID-19 surge. We continue to work closely with our medical advisors on our plans for the 2022 season with an emphasis on health and safety. We were thrilled we were able to open last fall with no known cases of COVID-19 among our campers.
Here are some important notes about what to expect this spring/summer on at Camp:
All attendees and volunteers must be fully vaccinated, and proof of vaccination is required prior to arrival at Camp.
- Guests must be fully vaccinated and must be tested for COVID-19 before you come or have a copy of negative results of a PCR test administered within 3-days or a rapid test administered within 1-day by a medical clinic may be accepted. If that is not done, guests must bring a rapid test for this or pay $40 for the Camp to provide them with a test to be administered by the Camp nurse as you wait in your car.
- Substantial facemasks are required for all guests who are inside buildings and not sitting down consuming food or drink. Facemasks are recommended for people who are outside in crowded situations.
- Singing is recommended only to be done outside and it is recommended for the singer to wear a facemask if the front of the singer is not socially distanced from another person.
- Camper capacity will be reduced for spring camps. We will evaluate capacity levels for summer camps as contagion data indicates and adjustments will be made as needed.
Camp is pleased to continue to promote and facilitate outdoor activities and social distancing whenever possible, as these were crucial elements to the success of our 2021 fall season. In addition, remaining flexible and adjusting our protocols based on COVID-transmission rates at any given time will help ensure another camping season. Camp de Benneville Pines’ health and safety protocols will follow guidance from – and remain at least as stringent as – the CDC and the State of California, while upholding the essential elements that make the Camp experience special.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patricia Gordon, president of Camp’s board of directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.