2023 Summer Camp Dates
Session 1: June 18-23
Session 2: June 25-30
Session 3: July 2-7
Session 4: July 9-14
Session 5: July 16-21
Session 6: July 23-28
Counselors In Training : June 18-30
Bugs N' Bunks (BB1): July 2-4
Bugs N' Bunks (BB2): June 5-7
Session 1: June 19-23
Session 2: June 26-30
Session 3: July 3-7
Session 4: July 10-14
Session 5: July 17-21
Session 6: July 24-28
Session 7: July 31- August 4
Session 8: August 7-11
Family Camp: June 15-18
Mom and Kid: July 7-9
Father and Son: July 14-16
WAW(18+): September 22-24
COVID-19 Protocols - Updated June 1, 2022
The health and safety of our campers and guests at YMCA Camp Pendalouan is of the utmost importance. In order to meet the needs of our campers we have adopted the following:
What we know:
- Signage will be displayed around camp reminding how to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 including proper hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing.
- Increased hand washing and hand sanitizing stations around camp.
- Equipment will be sanitized after each use. Activity areas will be cleaned daily.
- Staff working at YMCA Camp Pendalouan are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine prior to working at YMCA Camp Pendalouan.
- Campers are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccination prior to attending camp.
- Vaccinated staff and campers will still be required to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines.
- Camp Pendalouan staff wearing masks and practicing proper hand hygiene will greet camper families and direct them for check-in.
- All campers, regardless of vaccination status, will undergo a COVID-19 Rapid Test, temperature and symptom screen. This process takes 30 minutes.
- At check-in please have any additional missing forms or paperwork filled out.
- Provide any medication in the original container and camper name-the Health Officer will hold onto all medications and specific medical instructions.
- During Staff Orientation, staff will be trained on these COVID-19 protocols including-
- Workplace infection-control practices.
- The proper use of personal protective equipment.
- How to report unsafe working conditions.
- Signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
- Steps the employee must take to notify the camp of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
- Self screen for COVID-19 symptoms including fever of at least 100.4°F, dry cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, vomiting, etc.
- Campers who exhibits fever of 100.4° F or a combination of any COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home.
- Campers will be given a temperature screen every morning before breakfast. Campers with temperature above 100.4 will be taken to isolation at the health center until their guardians are contacted and they can be picked up.
- Campers will also be screened daily for symptoms, any unexplained combination of symptoms will also be taken to isolation at the health center until their guardians are contacted and they can be picked up.
- Cabin groups that have a camper that is being isolated have increased observation and will continue to follow their schedule with increased social distancing with other cabins.
- Campers exhibiting a fever and/or a combination of COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated on the Left side of the Health Office until their guardians are contacted and they can be picked up.
- Isolation room will be cleaned and sanitized after use.
- Relevant information of COVID-19 positive and suspected cases will be communicated to staff and campers families.
- Meals will be served family style with an emphasis on outdoor eating. Cabin Leaders will retrieve the meals from the lodge and distribute to their own cabin. Hand washing and hand sanitizing stations will be placed around the lodge and campers will do both before eating.
- If outdoor eating is not able to be done due to inclement weather, cabins will eat inside the Lodge.
- Equipment will be cleaned in between each cabin use. When single use items can be used they will be. Staff will be trained on how to use and appropriately clean specific equipment (i.e. paddles, harnesses, PFDs), dependent on the activity.
- Activity areas will be cleaned and sanitized daily.
- Evening Programs and All Camp Games will proceed with NPIs (non pharmaceutical interventions) in place.
- Campers with bathrooms in their cabins will be encouraged to use their cabin bathrooms whenever possible.
- Common use bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at regular intervals.
- Shower and bathroom schedules will be devised for common bathrooms to limit more than one cabin using a bathroom at a time.
- Masks requirements will be based on county levels of COVID-19 as determined by the State of Michigan and CDC.
- When Muskegon County levels are low, masks are not required. When Muskegon County levels are high, masks will be required.
- Campers are encourage to make a decision that is best for them regarding mask wearing - we are committed to creating an inclusive space that values the decision(s) of campers and their families.
- Camp Pendalouan will always have a supply of masks for camper use as needed.
- Staff will follow the same protocol for mask wearing.
- At the Check-In point, campers will meet the camp staff and will be taken down to their cabin by staff. Parents do not need to go to cabins.
- At the Check-In point, parents can walk campers to their cabins. Parents will not be allowed in any indoor space, including cabins while on site. We encourage only first time campers to utilize this option.
We are not surprised to hear it – there is a lot to process right now! The best way to share your questions and thoughts with us is to email [email protected]. Please be patient as we respond to many questions.