The health and safety of our summer camp community are paramount; all reasonable efforts and precautions have been made to ensure the well-being of our campers and staff. All protocols have been made in adherence to local, state, and federal guidelines and may change accordingly as mandated by the State of Connecticut. Hamden Hall expects that all individuals comply with the rules, policies, and procedures set forth to protect and safeguard our entire camp community.
All shared tables and chairs will be sanitized after each use. Hand sanitizer will be available at locations stationed throughout the camp. Regular hand-washing at least 20 seconds in length will be required throughout the camp day (before and after eating, after using the restroom, before handling food, after sneezing/coughing/nose blowing). Touchless soap and paper towel dispensers will be available in restrooms. Additionally, restrooms will be modified to limit the number of occupants at one time. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices will be implemented.
Face masks are required indoors for all campers and staff (vaccinated and unvaccinated) except at lunchtime. Face masks are no longer required outdoors. Campers and staff have the option of wearing masks both indoors and outdoors and will not be discouraged from doing so. The camp will maintain a supply of disposable masks available for campers with misplaced or damaged masks. Campers should plan on bringing several masks to camp and have a safe place to store their masks when not being used.
Every morning, we will collect daily health information for all campers and staff. Parents will be responsible for assessing their children prior to the start of each camp day. Parents will certify for each child a wellness check and confirm no recent COVID-19 contact. Further details in regard to the check-in process will be forwarded to each family. We ask that campers and staff who have any COVID-19 symptoms or are otherwise sick, do not come to camp.
As in the past, our health facility at camp will have a designated isolation area. Campers experiencing symptoms of illness will be assessed by the camp nurse. If determined that a camper is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, the individual will be placed in isolation and sent home. Return-to-camp guidelines and clearance by a primary care physician must be met before an individual may return to camp. In the case of a confirmed case of COVID-19 among campers or staff, we will notify families and staff about the exposure and will conduct contact tracing to determine the extent of exposure.
Based upon State of Connecticut guidelines, the camp will be divided into five separate cohorts with a maximum of twenty campers in each cohort. These cohorts will remain separate from each other during daily activities, lunch, swim lessons, and free swim. Each cohort will have its own dedicated staff.