Please note this policy is subject to change at anytime. Our practices and policies may change. If they do, we’ll update the information listed on this web page to adapt to current conditions. Please return to this page to check for updates prior to your camper’s arrival day.
After listening to recommendations for summer camps from the State Epidemiologist for the NH Division of Public Health Services, we are sharing our COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines for Camp Quinebarge 2022 so that families can prepare. We believe these guidelines will allow our campers and staff to have a terrific, safe, and fun, camp experience.
We are fortunate that the COVID-19 pandemic is trending in the right direction and hope that it will continue to do so. Nonetheless, we know that the virus will still be active this summer. As such, COVID-19 mitigation protocols at Camp Quinebarge will include current recommendations that reflect a new phase of pandemic management and the current improvement in infection rates.
It is important to understand that overnight summer camps are congregate settings where campers and staff live and sleep in close quarters. In such an environment virus can spread very quickly, even when common sense protocols are in place.
Consider Trip and/or Travel Insurance. We highly recommend that parents consider purchasing trip and/or travel insurance from a third party vendor to cover some of the costs and/or losses incurred as a result of trip delay, cancellation, interruption, or early termination. This may include coverage for paid camp tuition or other fees, medical treatment or evacuation, or costs incurred from cancelled flights, lost baggage or other costs. The terms and conditions of coverage vary according to the insurance vendor.
Camp Quinebarge Summer 2022 COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines*
- We strongly encourage, but do not require, all campers to be up to date with recommended COVID-19 vaccinations prior to arriving at camp. Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC
- In the week leading up to camp, we ask all campers and staff to engage in low-risk behaviors such as avoiding large indoor gatherings or sleepovers with non-family.
- Upon arrival at camp, ALL campers and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and also be provided with a rapid antigen test. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 must be isolated and, therefore, will need to leave camp.
- All campers will need to arrive at camp with a negative COVID PCR test taken within three to five days prior to arrival at camp. (If a person has tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of arrival a negative PCR test is not required, but proof of the positive test is required.)
- Campers showing symptoms of COVID-19 at camp will be tested using a rapid antigen test. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 must be isolated and therefore, will need to leave camp.
- Unvaccinated persons living in a cabin with someone testing positive with COVID-19 will need to quarantine. As such, they will need to leave camp.
- Persons riding the van to and from the airport are required to wear face masks for the duration of the trip. Face masks are also required at rest stops where there are other people in public buildings.
- Parents who want to visit their camper who is signed up for multiple sessions can visit on change weekends with prior approval but must show proof of a negative rapid antigen test upon arrival.
- Staff may take days off out of camp but will be tested with a rapid antigen test upon return.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if my child tests positive for COVID at Camp Quinebarge?
You’re expected to pick them up the same day, or within 24 hours, and any unused tuition may be rolled over to another session for 2022 or 2023. You can re-register your son/daughter for another session if space is available.
What happens if my child tests positive for COVID in the week prior to arrival at camp?
If a camper tests positive for COVID prior to camp, tuition will be rolled over to another session for 2022 or 2023 if space is available.
What happens if my child has symptoms?
The nurse will determine whether a test is necessary. If the camper tests positive, the camper will be required to go home until their isolation period is over.
What happens if another camper in my child’s cabin tests positive?
If a camper within your child’s cabin tests positive, all unvaccinated campers in that cabin will be required to go home and quarantine. We will rollover the unused camper tuition to another session for 2022 or 2023, if space is available.
Will there be designated pick up and drop off time to prevent bottlenecks on the camp road?
We are currently discussing this and a tiered drop off and pick up time are certainly being explored – we anticipate that is something we will likely be doing.
Will all activities still be offered?
Yes! We feel we can run most Quinebarge activities with little concern. The only change will be we will not be running non-hiking trips off camp.