2021 Frequently Asked Questions

The current situation is fluid and we will continue to be transparent in our delivery of information. We will always follow the guidelines and guidance of the county and state, the Camp site, and our medical team. We will do everything we can to equally plan an amazing summer program for our Campers as well as a safe opportunity for campers and Staff to bond and build relationships through meaningful activities and experiences. Our dedicated staff are here to support and answer your questions throughout the process of bringing amazing experiences to our Camp community!

General Camp Program Questions

  • When will we know “for sure” if there will be an in-person option for Summer Camp?

    • Our plan is to make a definitive decision for any in-person Camp programs no later than the end of June. This is because we have to make plans for facilities, staff, training, and safety above everything else with the most current information and guidelines that are available at that time.

  • How is the decision for in-person Camp being decided?

    • We are making all decisions for in-person programs in compliance with county and state guidelines as well as advising from our medical team of CHD professionals. Our Camper’s and Staff’s safety is our TOP priority. Please visit the LA County Department of Public Health’s website for more information about the current guidelines governing in-person gatherings during the COVID 19 Pandemic in Los Angeles County and/or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for additional support and guidelines.

  • Will vaccines be required for Campers? 

    • No, the vaccine is not required for Campers to attend camp, but it is recommended if their physician approves and they become eligible for receiving the vaccine.

  • Will vaccines be required for Staff? 

    • At this time, it is our hope to have all in-person staff be vaccinated. This will depend on the most current vaccine eligibility.

  • Are masks required at Camp? 

    • Yes. At this time masks to be required at all times except while swimming, eating/drinking, and sleeping according to current county guidelines.

  • Will we be required to socially distance at Camp? 

    • Yes. According to the current county guidelines, social distancing is recommended.

  • Will in-person Camp look the same? 

    • We know that Camp is a feeling and we hope to bring the feeling of Camp to whatever changes need to be made in order to keep us all safe. In general, we are following the current guidelines for LA County and the implementations made by Catalina Island Camps that may mean that we will cohort our participants in order to minimize exposure and insure accurate contact tracing. There will always be Sunshine, moonlight, good times, and boogie!

  • What activities can we do at Camp? 

    • While some traditional camp activities may be modified for extra safety precautions this year, we hope to still offer many activities that bring opportunities for campers to challenge themselves and grow in the great outdoors like swimming, hiking, and learning new skills.

  • Will I get to see my friends at Camp? 

    • The best part of Camp is that there is always opportunity to make new friends. Your counselor friends will be there and we hope to accommodate the friends you’ve made through Camp so that we can all enjoy the experience together, while staying safe and following the current guidelines.

  • What will the screening protocol for Campers and Staff be prior to Camp? 

    • If deemed necessary by the current guidelines and the guidance of our medical team, we hope to utilize a COVID-19 Prescreening Tool in correlation with the CampDoc registration portal, which will require campers and staff to complete daily pre-screening evaluations every day for 10 days prior to the Camp start dates for in-person, residential camp. In addition, if deemed necessary by the current guidelines and the guidance of our medical team, we will require a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to Camp departure, and potentially a rapid test at the boat dock on the day of departure. 

  • Why should I sign-up for virtual Camp? 

    • Why not? Camp 2.0 (virtual camp in 2020) was a huge success and we hope to bring the same fun Camp feeling to Camp 2.1. ALl of the same Camp vibes, from the safety of your home!

  • I’m only interested in in-person Camp. Change my mind? 

    • By registering for both in-person and virtual Camp, Campers will have the opportunity to maximize their summer camp experience and make even more friends in the CHD community.

  • How do I talk to my child about the possibility of in-person being postponed or cancelled again? 

    • We know this past year may have held some disappointments, but our top priority is the health and safety of our heart community. It’s important to have conversations about safety with our community and the potential that Camp may not be safe for us. We have to be brave, trust that things will get better, and promise to meet each other at Camp 2.1 virtual Camp to have that same Camp feeling!

  • Will I have to have a COVID test to come to in-person Camp? 

    • If deemed necessary by the current guidelines and the guidance of our medical team, we will require a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to Camp departure, and potentially a rapid test at the boat dock on the day of departure. 

  • Are Campers from outside of the U.S. eligible for in-person Camp? 

    • Unfortunately, at this time we cannot predict the travel restrictions that may be in place due to the pandemic that would prevent Campers from out of state or country to attend Camp. We will keep you informed as we have more information, but encourage you to register for Camp (in-person and virtual) regardless and we will be in contact as more information becomes available.

  • Are there any other in-person options? (Hybrid, 1-Day Camp, Events, etc)  

    • We’re not taking anything off the table yet. As of now, only our virtual and in-person residential options are available (in late June and Late August/September respectively), but we will be sure to keep the lines open for options that may allow for safe alternatives this summer.

  • Will there be less campers/staff in a cabin? 

    • We plan to follow all current safety guidelines recommended by the county, Catalina Island Camps, and our medical team in order to provide the safest opportunity to be together. As of now, this does mean we would likely minimize the contact that Campers have with each other by “podding” groups into smaller cohorts and staggering activities and mealtimes. We will be sure to keep you up to speed as more information and plans develop.

 

Medical Questions

  • Will vaccines be required for Campers?

    • No, the vaccine is not required for Campers to attend camp, but it is recommended if their physician approves and they become eligible for receiving the vaccine.

  • Will vaccines be required for Staff?

    • At this time, it is our hope to have all in-person staff be vaccinated. This will depend on the most current vaccine eligibility.

  • What is being done to assure Camper and Staff safety?

    • We will be following all local, county and state guidelines for safety and plan stay transparent through the preparation process in order to ease concerns and help everyone to feel informed.

  • Are masks required at Camp?

    • Yes. At this time masks to be required at all times except while swimming, eating/drinking, and sleeping according to current county guidelines.

  • Will we be required to socially distance at Camp?

    • Yes. According to the current county guidelines, social distancing is recommended.

  • What will the screening protocol for Campers and Staff be prior to Camp?

    • If deemed necessary by the current guidelines and the guidance of our medical team, we hope to utilize a COVID-19 Prescreening Tool in correlation with the CampDoc registration portal, which will require campers and staff to complete daily pre-screening evaluations every day for 10 days prior to the Camp start dates for in-person, residential camp. In addition, if deemed necessary by the current guidelines and the guidance of our medical team, we will require a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to Camp departure, and potentially a rapid test at the boat dock on the day of departure.

818-754-0312

11615 Hesby St. - North Hollywood, CA 91601

info@campdelcorazon.org

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