As summer approaches we are growing more and more excited about welcoming campers to Eagle’s Nest! We are eager to provide an opportunity for children to get outside, be with friends, relax and have fun! To do so, it’s important that we work hard to keep our participants, staff and our community healthy.
Throughout the last two years we have worked diligently to create plans that are in line with guidance and recommendations from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camp Association (ACA), and the Transylvania County Health Department. As we have all learned since the pandemic started, situations continually change and guidance is fluid. As such, our procedures are also tentative and subject to change.
For the summer of 2022 we are requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 (unless they have an approved medical or sincerely held religious exemption). We are also highly encouraging all participants to be fully vaccinated and boosted as well. As of May 20, 2022, the COVID–19 booster is recommended by the CDC for ages 5 to 11 to be considered up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Participants who are not fully vaccinated and up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccines will be required to take a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and will need to show proof of a negative result. All participants and staff will receive a rapid antigen COVID-19 test at arrival and again 24-hours later.
We recommend that families consult with your medical provider if your child or a member of your household is at higher risk for COVID-19 complications to assess the risk of attending camp. Families who are not comfortable with the increased risk of contracting COVID-19 should not attend camp this summer.