Camp Deerhorn Covid-19 Guidebook

Policies for the summer of 2023:

Camp Deerhorn will be implementing all available mitigation measures advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and the American Camping Association if necessary for the summer of 2023. There is nothing more important to us than the health and well-being of our staff and campers.

As a congregate care facility, Deerhorn will be requiring the Covid vaccine for all campers and staff living in a koogee.  Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations due to not meeting vaccination requirements.

Camp Deerhorn will follow the CDC’s definition of “Fully Vaccinated”This currently means all campers and staff living with campers have received either their primary series of 2 COVID-19 monovalent vaccines, OR they have received one bivalent vaccine. Updated information can be found on CDC’s website. Boosters are not required to attend Deerhorn.

 You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19.

Deerhorn will not accept testing instead of vaccinations

Deerhorn will not discriminate, but will be as strict as the law allows regarding written requests for religious or medical exemptions.

We will not be doing any pre-camp testing for the summer of 2023. We strongly encourage parents to do a home test the morning their son is arriving at Deerhorn. We ask that parents not bring their child to camp or put them on the bus if they are exhibiting signs of sickness, included, but not limited to a fever.

We will not be doing in camp testing unless a camper exhibits symptoms. If a camper tests positive for Covid-19 while at Deerhorn, parents will have the choice of picking up their camper, or their camper quarantining at camp for 5 days. 

Deerhorn reserves the right to put testing or other protocols in place if Covid-19 cases rise or another variant develops.