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Is Camp "On" for Summer?

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Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

RJ Junior's (former) sleep-away camp just posted that they're taking early bird reservations for Summer!!

I had signed up last year to work because RJ Junior is no longer a camper so I could get paid in cash instead of camp credit. However, the camp pulled the plug on Summer sleepaways in May - which I still feel was the right choice.

Having the Summer off made me realize I missed camp, even though I complain about the hours. 

Fingers crossed, y'all! Anyone else's camp looking like they'll be open Summer 21?

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

They're being pretty bold considering rising numbers. Your camp decided to pull the plug this past Summer but I'm curious- did your state weigh in one way or another?

MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health. Has 21 years experience.

The camp my own two kids attend is "on" with a bunch of modifications.  Neither of my kids are going to go next Summer b/s the price increased by over $1K and there are so many modifications in place it won't feel like camp.

LikeTheDeadSea, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

We're "on", but have a very transparent "this is us being hopeful" statement.  What it will look like is still being discussed by our Board and waiting for state guidance, since that was a huge part of closing last Summer.   (Residential, 6.5 week)

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

On 11/1/2020 at 5:40 PM, Jedrnurse said:

They're being pretty bold considering rising numbers. Your camp decided to pull the plug this past Summer but I'm curious- did your state weigh in one way or another?

State allowed camps to go full steam. Most of the camps were daycamp/daycare situations.

Upon further info: We're creating a "bubble" so the oft-looked-forward-to trips to Austin and the Guadalupe river are not on the menu. I assume that anyone coming on to camp will have to have quarantined and been tested, with another test at some point.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

12 minutes ago, ruby_jane said:

State allowed camps to go full steam. Most of the camps were daycamp/daycare situations.

Upon further info: We're creating a "bubble" so the oft-looked-forward-to trips to Austin and the Guadalupe river are not on the menu. I assume that anyone coming on to camp will have to have quarantined and been tested, with another test at some point.

I read that there were a couple of epic bubble failures this past Summer. (I think the most publicized was in GA). Maybe the vaccine will be in wide distribution by next Summer and things will ease up a bit.

rebecuna

Specializes in pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.

"on" for this Summer (and modified "on" last Summer but I chose not to work)… I will be vaccinated this year so I feel okay about it (risk factors). They have worked out the kinks since they were open with smaller numbers and modifications last year so I think it will be okay.

ohiobobcat

Specializes in ED, School Nurse.

I am charge nurse at my camp. The camp director, camp physician and I met a few weeks ago and decided we will not be operating our typical overnight camp this Summer. We serve a very medically vulnerable population with a complete camper turnover every week. We just can't/won't do it this year.

We will run our "Adventure Day Pass" which was very successful last Summer (our camp serves mostly campers in our home state) and our online Summer camp, which was also very successful and well-recieved. I will be there for the Summer as the sole "medical" person onsite for first-aid/screening purposes.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Just heard from Camp physician/owner that camp is a GO for Jun 27th 7 week session and agreed to staff infirmary --last there 25years ago.  They installed air conditioning too!

Everything will be onsite, no movie theaters, flea market,  amusement park trips.  Staff will remain onsite on weekly day off.  I'm excited as swimming pool just outside my door and plan to take advantage this Summer.   My consulting work for home care agency can be done on computer if needed while away.   Hoping for good weather.

I'm signed up at 3 health systems for COVID vaccine. Everyone will get PCR test 1 wk prior to camp, staff expected to self isolate.

Anyone with confirmed plans for camp?

ajessrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-surg/school nursing. Has 13 years experience.

so far my sons diabetic camp is still on (Indiana) but they are having campers only pay the deposit so far as things may change. they will have less campers and masks will be worn. so far that is all the info I've seen come out. fingers crossed! 

vampiregirl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 11 years experience.

I'm so ready for Summer camp!

I'm a hospice nurse who volunteers 1 week a Summer at the camp I worked during my high school/ early college summers. This is such a refreshing break for me. 

I've been helping review health center policies/ procedures for the camp. In case anyone else is working on this, the ACN has some great resources available.