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2023-Specific Volunteer F.A.Q.s

Volunteer Specific Questions for 2023

  • Will training for Camp be virtual or in-person?

    • Training for Camp will be in-person this year and is mandatory for all. Because of our evolving Covid protocols, we would love for everyone to attend Staff Training Day for the bonding, learning and mental-health focused sections that are new and different this year!

    • Date: August 12th, 2023

  • Will staff need to quarantine before in-person Camp?

    • We recommend that all participants maintain a mindfulness about their interactions prior to attending in person Camp and complete a daily health screening to track symptoms that coincide with COVID-19. We will not be deciding on our 2023 camp Covid-19 policies until summertime.

  • Will staff need to be vaccinated?

    • For in-person Camp in 2022, we will required all  staff to be vaccinated and up-to-date (AKA boosted if eligible - click HERE to see) prior to participation. We will not be deciding on our 2023 camp Covid-19 policies until summertime.

  • Will staff need to be tested before in-person Camp?

    • We will not be deciding on our 2023 camp Covid-19 policies until summertime.

  • What is the protocol for someone showing symptoms on the island?

    • We will follow the current recommendations by the CDC and Department of Public Health in order to react and respond to any symptomatic campers or staff in a timely manner in order to isolate any potential infections.

  • Are the children required to be vaccinated? 

    • In 2022, the children were required to be fully vaccinated before camp (2 shots). We will not be deciding on our 2023 camp Covid-19 policies until summertime.

  • Should volunteer staff with health concerns apply this year?

    • The CDC and our medical team have compiled a list of health conditions that may be at higher risk for complications caused by COVID-19 (see below). For this reason, we recommend that volunteers with health concerns consider choosing the virtual option of Camp this summer. That being said, it's up to you.

      • Health Conditions with an increased risk of illness due to COVID-19:

        • 65 or older (the risk of severe illness increases linearly with age)

        • Cancer

        • Chronic kidney or Liver disease

        • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Pulmonary Hypertension, Cystic fibrosis, or Pulmonary fibrosis

        • Coronary artery disease, cyanotic heart disease (with a resting oxygen saturation of less that 92), Hypertension, or cardiomyopathies

        • Immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant

        • Obesity

        • Pregnant

        • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia

        • Smoking

        • Type I or II diabetes mellitus and/or on Diabetes medication

        • Asthma (on medication within the past 2 years)

        • Cerebrovascular disease

        • Hypertension

        • High blood pressure or on High Blood Pressure medication

        • Immunocompromised state

        • Neurologic conditions such as dementia

  • What's new about the background check?

    • Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our campers. To ensure this, everyone who works at camp undergoes a thorough background check. Bill AB506 requires all Childcare Organizations to receive LiveScan (fingerprinting) background checks for all staff/volunteers. These background checks last up to 5 years.

    • If you have been staffed by CdC, we will be in contact about this.

    • Also, if you are a teacher, nurse or have any other profession that itself requires LiveScan results, you cannot forego the Camp del Corazon LiveScan, as LiveScan is location-specific.

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