Covid Safety Plan for Summer Camp 2022

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with a camp site at Mountain Center, CA (near Idyllwild), Camp Woodcraft is governed by California, Los Angeles County and Riverside County laws, codes and requirements to operate camp.

As an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp, we follow ACA requirements, and guidelines provided by the CDC and local County Public Health Departments. Changes in guidance from public officials may require or allow adjustments to policies outlined here. 


Vaccination is required for all camp staff.
For campers, vaccination is recommended but not required.
PCR Tests are required for all campers prior to arrival. This policy is subject to change based on current infection rates and
LA County Health recommendations.

Does Camp Woodcraft have experience running programs during COVID?

Yes. During the summer of 2021, Camp Woodcraft successfully hosted 269 campers over the course of 4 sessions with zero on-site transmission.

During the academic year, we also operate in-person programming K-12 students throughout the pandemic in partnership with local school districts. We have experienced zero on-site transmission during our programming and our safety protocols have been refined throughout. Many of our camp staff have been leading these programs at schools and have experience developing engaging programs while adhering to COVID-19 compliance per public guidelines.

Health center and on-site nurses

Our health center will conduct any check-ins with campers in an outdoor and discrete area when permissible. The indoor health center will be used as needed and will be separate from isolation areas. Check-in areas will be in different areas.

Two nurses will be on-site and available 24/7 to campers and staff to administer first aid, medications, and general care as needed. In the event of a suspected Covid-19 case, a nurse will oversee isolation per current guidelines.

For illnesses and medical emergencies requiring additional assistance, we follow appropriate EMS procedures. The closest hospital is approximately one hour from camp, with emergency helicopter transportation available if needed for a faster transport time. It’s Safety First at Camp Woodcraft!

Will Camp Woodcraft be running camp programs at full capacity?

Camp Woodcraft is running at partial capacity during the summer, and plans to host 120 campers per week.  This summer our counselor to camper ratio is 1:8.  

What if my camper is from out of state?

Any camper coming into California from another state will need to comply with Camp Woodcraft’s Covid policies, be vaccinated, need to arrive and quarantine for 14 days prior to camp, and have a negative Covid-19 test result.

Will I get a refund if camp is cancelled, or if my child is sent home early due to Covid-19?

All camp registrations require a 25% deposit that is refundable if state or local guidelines or low enrollment prevents camp from operating during the week(s) for which your child is registered or if your child is unable to attend due to illness or a recent Covid-19 exposure experienced by a member of your household.

If the operational guidelines of camp should substantially change from what is presented within these FAQ’s, camp staff may offer a window of refunds immediately after those guidelines are announced.


Vaccination is required for all camp staff.
For campers, vaccination is recommended but not required.
PCR Tests are required for all campers prior to arrival. This policy is subject to change based on current infection rates and
LA County Health recommendations.

Does my camper need to be vaccinated?

Yes. All campers and staff are required to be vaccinated and will need to show proof of vaccination prior to attending camp. 

Does my camper need to be tested for Covid-19 prior to attending camp?

Yes. Campers and staff are expected to provide a negative Covid-19 result, dated less than 3 days prior to their arrival at camp. We will also be asking families and staff to self-monitor for two weeks prior to arrival at camp and follow all safety precautions leading up to their registered week.

Further details will be made available in the parent guide that will be e-mailed once your campers registration is confirmed.

Does my camper need to quarantine before attending camp?

Yes. Campers and staff are expected to provide a negative Covid-19 result, dated less than 3 days prior to their arrival at camp. We will also be asking families and staff to self-monitor for two weeks prior to arrival at camp and follow all safety precautions leading up to their registered week.

Further details will be made available in the parent guide that will be e-mailed once your campers registration is confirmed.

Will camp staff be vaccinated?

Yes. All of camp staff will be fully vaccinated before their first day camp staff training, which takes place the month prior to the start of camp. Camp staff will undergo health checks, honor current safety protocols, and be tested prior to camp as well. 

What is the mask policy at camp?

While indoors, campers are expected to wear masks at all times, except when eating meals or hydrating.

While outdoors, campers are strongly encouraged to continue wearing their masks. Masks are required outdoors when mixing with other units and safe distancing is not possible.

When campers are in their cabins or with their camp units only, they are not required to wear masks.

All camp staff are required to wear surgical masks, N95s or KN95s when indoors, when interacting with other camp staff and camp units other than their own, and when safe distancing is not possible outdoors.

Camp Units and Sleeping Pods

Campers are placed into units or sleeping pods, with a ratio of 8 campers to 1 counselor. Every camper will stay with their assigned unit for the majority of activities to limit the amount of exposure to other campers in other units.

There will be opportunities for camp units to mingle with one another during evening events within safety guidelines.

Dining Hall and Restrooms

Dining Hall – Meals will be served with indoor and outdoor seating available. The indoor dining hall is well ventilated with high ceilings. All meals will be served by staff to reduce the number of utensils and surfaces being touched by campers and staff. The dining hall is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every scheduled meal.

Restrooms – Restrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the day. Shower times will be scheduled for each unit to limit the number of campers utilizing the restrooms at a time.

Activities

Daytime Activities – Campers will remain in their units during daytime activities. Daytime activities include archery, rock wall climbing, arts & crafts, etc.

Evening Activities – During the evenings, multiple units may gather outdoors to participate in larger activities. Evening activities include campfires, dance party, scavenger hunt, night hikes, etc. Masks will be required during these activities that take place indoors or do not allow for appropriate safe distancing.

What if there is a positive test result during camp?

If an individual displays symptoms and tests positive at camp, the individual will be immediately isolated in the designated isolation room. The camp nurse and camp director will contact a physician or local health official to help determine appropriate next steps, including contact tracing and potential dismissal of the camper.

Parents will also be notified immediately if their child tests positive or was in close contact with someone who tested positive.

For more information about Camp Woodcraft, please visit our FAQ’s page.