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COVID-19 Updates

Dear Camp Weaver Families, 

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 outbreak, we understand this is a very challenging situation for all our families – especially our children. Please click here for a guide on how to talk to children about the pandemic.

As we approach summer, children will need the Camp Weaver experience more than ever. As of now, we are anticipating an amazing summer together. 

Any decisions regarding changes to Camp will be made as more information becomes available. We will be monitoring recommendations from the CDC, consulting with our local health department and medical professionals.

In order to better support you, our Camp families, we have created this page with Frequently Asked Questions. These will be regularly updated as we learn more.

Please reach out to our office if you have any questions. 336-697-0525

 

Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19

Are we will still having camp? Is camp cancelled?

As of May 6th-
This week, Governor Roy Cooper, shared an update on North Carolina’s modifications to stay-at-home orders activating Phase 1 of our state’s reopening plans. While answering a question from the press, the Governor stated that there would be no overnight camp which caused confusion. To clarify he was referring to phase 1 only. He later released the following statement:

“Overnight camps may not operate under Phase 1. North Carolina is awaiting national guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Camp Association to determine if they(overnight camps) may open in Phase 2.”

We are still optimistic that Overnight Camps will take place this summer. As of now Day Camp will be operating as scheduled.

We are working diligently to consider all of the factors that will enable us to deliver a safe, fun and meaningful camp experience.  We will continue to share updates and decisions for summer 2020.

 

Additional Health Care Procedures In Place

We will be consulting with medical professionals to review all of our healthcare protocols and disinfecting procedures to ensure the health/safety of our campers and staff. Just like many camps across our nation, we have decades of experience safely managing communicable diseases. 

With that in mind, this is what you can expect for your camper’s experience at YMCA Camp Weaver this summer:

  1. Daily health screening, which will include a temperature check and specific health/exposure questions.
  2. We are asking families not to send any child that has shown any symptoms within 14 days of camp check in.
  3. We are lowering our cabin and day group capacities to 10 campers each to support social distancing.
  4. Campers will be sleeping at least 6 feet apart (head to toe) in cabins.
  5. We will be providing face coverings for all campers and staff to wear if they must enter a building and social distancing is not obtainable.
  6. We will not be offering any activities that require campers/staff to be in close proximity or contact.
  7. We have established a thorough hand washing and hand sanitizing process before and during every meal. All family style meals will be served by staff.
  8. We will be sanitizing all shared equipment between uses with CDC-recommended chemicals.
  9. Hand sanitizer stations will be established throughout the facility.
  10. Campers and/or staff with symptoms will be isolated to prevent any potential spread.
  11. We will be sanitizing all commonly touched surfaces at least 4 times a day.

 

Cancellations 

Our traditional cancellation policy is in effect (please see Registration Terms Below). If summer camp must be postponed or closed due to COVID-19, we will provide a full refund, hold a credit toward future programs or give the option to convert payments to a tax-deductible donation toward camp. 

Registration Terms

  • Cancellations received before May 1st can receive a refund of fees, less the deposit which is non refundable, after May 1st COVID-19 policy will go into effect.  All cancellations must be emailed to the camp office at info@campweaver.org  Confirmation will be sent to you by email.  If you do not receive a confirmation of cancellation, Camp has not received your cancellation notice and no refund will be given.
  • Deposits are totally non refundable and non transferable for any reason.
  • Balance of camp fees are due at least 3 weeks prior to beginning of each camp session.
  • You may make payments of any amount from now until 3 weeks before the start of your camp session.
  • The Y-Member discount is applicable when a camper is covered under a family membership during their summer camp session
  • In the case of accident or illness (that prevents child from participating in camp programs), sessions can be transferred to a later session upon director approval. Verification in writing from your child’s physician is required stating that the child cannot attend camp. Please contact our office immediately if your child is unable to attend camp for any reason.
  • The camp director reserves the right to decline the application of any child, or send home any child who, according to the Director’s discretion, if the child is not a desirable associate for the other campers, or puts themselves or others at risk. If a child is dismissed from camp, there will be no refund issued.

 

Children with serious health conditions

Based on discussion with the American Camp Association, we believe that it is best for children with serious health conditions to not participate in our regular sessions; however, we do suggest that parents consult with their family doctor for advice.