COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR CAMP BALLIBAY: 2022

CAMP BALLIBAY COVID-19 POLICIES AS OF 3/6/22

For the sake of transparency, below is a list of protocols we are certain will be in place for summer 2022, along with a list of things we are still discussing. We will continue to update you throughout the year with any changes, and encourage you to reach out to us directly if you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions.

Here is what we are certain about, so far:

  • Every member of our community will be required to have a negative PCR Covid test upon their arrival, taken before the day they are scheduled to be at camp. If you do not have a negative test, you will not be allowed on campus.

  • Two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, taken no less than two-weeks prior to arrival, will be mandatory for every member of our community. Proof of vaccination will also be mandatory, prior to your camper's arrival via our registration platform, Ultracamp (details on how to upload your campers vaccine card will be given soon).

  • We will be a quarantined campus this summer. This means, staff will not leave our campus during their time off, and we will (sadly) not be allowing any visitors.

  • Parents and guardians will have to stay in their cars during drop-off and pick-up on opening and closing days.

  • Strict protocols around mail, deliveries, packages, and any outside service providers (electricians, etc.) will be enforced.

What we are still discussing:

  • Whether we will conduct on-campus testing.

  • The use of masks in the first few days of camp.

The Ballibay administration is carefully monitoring the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, and its many variants. We are regularly consulting with health professionals, following guidelines from the CDC, the WHO, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We will be continually revising and updating our plans and procedures to ensure the safest environment for your children and the entirety of our community in 2022. We were incredibly fortunate to have zero cases of Covid-19 on our campus in 2021, and are committed to doing everything we can to ensure the same result in 2022.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to create the safest possible environment for your children. Our goal is to minimally impact the flow of camp, while at the same time taking all necessary precautions to minimize risk.

Again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this information. We look forward to another great season at Ballibay.