Last updated 4/16/23
As we prepare to welcome your children to camp, we want to assure you that their health and safety is our top priority. We've implemented additional measures, including reinforcing our existing policies and introducing new procedures to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all campers.
In line with CDC Covid-19 guidelines, we will be taking all necessary precautions to protect campers, staff, their families, and the wider community. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate the 2023 camp season.
We kindly ask that you review our Covid-19 Policy and Guidance for Parents and Guardians before the start of camp. It is important that you discuss relevant sections with your child to ensure that they understand the guidelines that will be in place throughout the summer. Our team will also receive comprehensive training on these procedures and will continue to remind campers of our Covid-19 safety protocols to ensure a healthy and fun-filled experience for everyone.
Thank you for choosing our camp and entrusting us with the care of your child. We are eagerly anticipating their arrival and look forward to creating unforgettable memories together.
Camp Laughing Loon
Parents/guardians should monitor the daily health of their child who is coming to camp. Monitoring includes, but is not limited to, taking the camper’s temperature before drop-off and checking for any illness or Covid-19 symptoms. No one will be allowed to attend camp with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher or with Covid-19 symptoms.
For the latest CDC Covid-19 information and guidance, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
For the latest Maine Covid-19 information and guidance, visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19.
When to Stay Home and Symptom Monitoring
Parents/guardians should immediately notify CLL at email@example.com if their camper has:
tested positive for COVID-19
is showing COVID-like symptoms
was exposed to COVID-19 and is not up to date on COVID vaccinations.
Campers who test positive for COVID-19 or are showing signs of COVID-19 should NOT come to camp. (See CDC link about isolating.)
Please refer to the latest CDC guidance on returning to camp. It varies for campers who are up to date on their COVID vaccines if you are not up to date on COVID19 vaccinations, are unvaccinated, or you had confirmed COVID-19 within the past ninety days.
Camp Laughing Loon will require proof of a negative test or a letter from a healthcare provider clearing the camper’s return to camp.
Camp Laughing Loon will be following the latest CDC masking guidance for York County. ( CDC Community Level Guidance) If transmission levels are low a mask can be worn based on personal risk or comfort. Universal indoor masking is recommended if transmission levels are high. Please make sure your child brings a mask to camp since the transmission levels could fluctuate week to week.
We encourage your child to be up to date with the COVID-19 vaccines.
Food and Drinks
To ensure the safety of all campers this summer, we kindly ask that everyone brings their own pre-packaged lunches, snacks, and drinks to camp. We encourage the use of reusable lunch boxes, bags, food containers, and drink bottles, but please remember to properly sanitize them before each use.
Please note that water fountains will not be available at camp due to Covid-19 precautions. We ask that campers bring their own water bottle, which can be refilled at our water dispensers. Cups will also be available for use.
Lastly, there is no sharing of food, drinks, utensils, or personal belongings at camp. Let's all do our part to keep each other safe and healthy.
Handwashing and Covering Coughs and Sneezes
Frequent handwashing with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, will be reinforced throughout the day.
If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol will be made available for use.
If your child has an allergy to a specific hand sanitizer or type of hand sanitizer, immediately notify the Camp.
No one should use hand sanitizer if their hands are visibly dirty or greasy (for example, after playing outdoors, doing arts & crafts or eating). Instead, they should wash their hands with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, as soon as possible.
Cough or sneeze into your mask or a tissue. When a mask or tissue is not available, try to cough or sneeze into your elbow and not your hands. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, immediately wash with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer.
Masks that become dirty or wet should be replaced with a clean one as soon as possible.
Used tissues should be thrown out in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
Visual guides will be placed around Camp to help reinforce proper hand washing/sanitizing and coughing/sneezing.
Camp activities will take place outside as much as possible.
If activities are held indoors, camp buildings (e.g., lodge, arts & crafts building) will be ventilated with as much fresh air as possible, by opening windows and doors, particularly in high-traffic areas.
Camper Drop-off and Pick-up
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, our camp may need to restrict access to only campers and staff. We will implement staggered drop-off and pick-up times, which are listed in our Family Handbook. To ensure safety, parents and guardians are kindly requested to stay in their vehicles during drop-off and pick-up. Please refrain from accompanying or walking your child into camp, as a staff member will be available to escort them to and from camp
We will continue to evaluate and update this policy as deemed appropriate and/or necessary as guidance changes or more information becomes available.
Camp Laughing Loon