Dear Parents and Campers,
We are so excited to have camp in 2021! We know it will be a fantastic summer, but there are some guidelines Westview has been working on that we will need to follow this summer. Please keep in mind that we will follow all of the latest guidelines put out by the governors’ office, and that the guidelines may change leading up to summer. Here are the largest changes we are currently implementing:
The “Cohort” Model
All campers will spend the entire week with their cabin and up to 1 other cabin. These groups are called “cohorts.”
Cohorts will be allowed to interact internally without the need for masks.
When a cohort is near anyone outside of their “cohort” they will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of social distance whenever possible.
Camp activities will be conducted as a “cohort” group throughout the week.
Increased Health Screening
In 2021 Virginia is requiring either:
Campers and their family self isolate for 14 days prior to camp.
Campers take a COVID PCR test within 7 days prior to camp and test negative.
*Please note that we will be asking for your negative PCR test at check-in. If you do not have a negative test, we will ask you a series of questions about self-isolating and symptoms. One of these two is currently required in order to attend camp!*
Daily health screenings for fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, stomachache, and severe headache.
Parents will be notified promptly if their child has any symptoms. This summer we are asking all parents to have a plan to pick up their child if symptoms should present during camp. We are not allowing overnight stays for sick campers in 2021 as an extra precaution.
Currently Westview plans on having a drive-through check-in and pick-up that reduces contact between campers and multiple families.
Our staff will assist with luggage, bunk set-up, etc., but at this time we ask that parents remain with their vehicles during drop- off and pick-up times.
Thank you for understanding as we navigate these challenges. Our priority is to the health and safety of our campers, staff, and families. We are excited to see all of our campers once again this summer!
Westview on the James