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Updated 5/13/2022

Below you will find our COVID-19 plans for the 2022 camp season, including check-in procedures. Please review the details below. We look forward to seeing you for camp this year!

Feel free to contact Chief Craig with your questions any time by emailing or calling 855-HIS-CAMP.

I.  Before check-in  

  1. Like last year, we require that all campers provide camp with one of the following:
    1. A negative COVID test taken within 3 days of arrival at camp.
      1. This must be a Molecular/PCR test.  We accept Molecular/PCR test results from your home pediatrician, local health department, pharmacy or any other source that provides Molecular/ PCR Testing.
      2. As another option for testing, Deerfoot has partnered with Heed Health to assist in making testing as simple and accessible as possible.  Heed Health provides $30 home testing kits that come with a prepaid overnight FedEx envelope. Click here to see details and order deadlines
        1. You can place your order here:
    2. Proof of full vaccination (One is fully vaccinated when they have completed all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible)
      1. Please upload this in CampInTouch (there is an uploader in the forms section of your CampInTouch account).
    3. Proof of a laboratory-confirmed positive test in the 3 months prior to starting camp.
      1. Campers who have had a laboratory-confirmed positive test in the 3 months prior to starting camp and have met the criteria to end isolation should have a letter from their healthcare provider documenting the positive test date and stating the individual is cleared to end isolation.  Campers more than 3 months removed from recovery should undergo the normal testing process.
  2. While not required for vaccinated campers, we do encourage all campers, whether vaccinated or not, to take a COVID test prior to arriving at camp.
  3. Please avoid unnecessary travel and/or large group gatherings in the two weeks before camp. If you have to travel please follow these guidelines
  4. Like last year, it remains critical this year that all camper forms be completed online or mailed in before the start of camp.  You can access camper forms in your CampInTouch Account.  
    1. This includes an updated COVID-19 Disclosure/Testing Consent form.  Please be sure to complete this required form.

II.  Check in day 

  1. As you should be aware by now, check-in day at Deerfoot will be on Sunday, not Saturday. 
  2. We will again be holding check-in at the Gazebo (a large, covered, log structure near where you will park). 
  3. While the camp store will be open we ask that you please fund your campers camp store account online before you arrive.  (click here for instructions on how to do that).
  4. We will not be requiring masks or specific distancing at check-in, but we ask you to join us in taking reasonable steps to prevent the spread of COVID and any other illness at check-in by holding conversations outdoors when possible, and taking basic sanitary precautions.  For a list of preventative measures visit

III.  During Camp:  

  1. While we will take steps to insulate Deerfoot and its staff and campers from outside disease vectors, we will not be significantly modifying our on-site programs.  
  2. Testing:  During a camper session, we may perform a COVID test on a camper or campers.  Some potential reasons for that would be:  
    1. Showing signs/symptoms of COVID-19.  These symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
    2. A specific concern based on exposures to large groups just before camp.  This could include air travel, or a necessary public exposure like a family funeral.
    3. If a camper is deemed a close contact for someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. In the event your son demonstrates symptoms of COVID-19 while at camp:
    1. They would be tested at our camp Health Center.
      1. If the test is negative, they would be treated at our Health Center as they would in any other summer.
      2. If the test is positive
        1. We would inform you, the parent.
        2. We would confirm the results using a second test (PCR).
        3. If your camper’s PCR test is positive we will ask you to pick-up your son within 24 hours.
    2. Deerfoot, likely with the oversight of our local Department of Health, would determine who the close contacts were for any camper who has tested positive for COVID-19.  
      1. Campers who are asymptomatic close contacts will be monitored for COVID, and separated from the general camp population, but allowed to remain at camp.  They will participate in a program with other close contacts.   If after 5 days they have not exhibited symptoms, they will be allowed to participate in camp normally.  

IV.  Outgoing Day

Outgoing day at camp will operate normally.  See your camper handbook for details.