Keeping the health of everyone in our camp community in mind, we are connecting this summer’s masking policy to the community spread color levels. Since we come from a wide geographic area, we will align all of the Boroughs of New York City and counties of Rockland, Westchester, Bergen, and Hudson together. This means that if one county is experiencing a higher community spread level than another, we will adjust our policy to the highest reported community spread levels. We have been tracking community spread for the past several months, and our areas, as a whole, have been relatively consistent. We don’t expect our policies to change much during the summer, but want to build a system that reacts if the situation improves or worsens. This policy will be the same for campers and staff regardless of vaccination status.
Community Spread Level Green: Masks are not required outdoors or indoors. Masks are recommended indoors, especially when the distance to another pod is less than 6 feet. This includes daily bus routes.
Community Spread Level Yellow: Masks are not required outdoors or when groups are in their rooms. In communal areas, including hallways and bathrooms, masks are required. Masks are required on all daily bus routes.
Community Spread Level Red: Masks are required outside during arrival, dismissal, morning share, or when groups cannot maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from other cohorts. Masks are required inside, regardless of area. Masks are required on all buses, including daily routes and group hike/camping trips.
As of June 13th, 2022, our Community Spread Level is Yellow.
If you prefer your camper(s) wear a mask beyond these protocols, please let us know and our counselors will support this. Camp will have disposable masks available. Acceptable face coverings include cloth-based 2-ply face coverings and disposable masks that securely cover both the mouth and nose. Bandanas, buffs, and face shields are not acceptable face coverings.