UPDATE 4/13: The announcement by Gov. Newsom that California will reopen on June 15 has raised many questions. The one we are hearing most frequently is, “What does that mean for Jefunira Camp and will you change how you are planning to operate?” We are not planning to relaxing any of our COVID-19 measures at this time. We are continuing to monitor conditions and to get input from multiple sources and will update our policies and practices based upon that input.
ORIGINAL NOTICE: We require all families and participants to adhere to these to keep everyone safe. Because of the close contact within a camp community, and to mitigate the risks, we have implemented many new protocols and procedures, summarized below.
- Campers and staff will be required to wear face coverings as described and required by Santa Clara County Health Department protocols.
- Physical distancing of 6ft. or more, whenever possible.
- Groups of 14 campers with 2 staff in age-based cohorts move throughout the activities at camp in one direction so groups do not overlap.
- Current heightened hygiene protocols for cleaning and disinfecting with limited shared equipment, where possible.
- Daily COVID-19 health screening of all campers and staff.
- Communication, education, and training of staff for COVID-19 and use of current and best practices.
- Plan for quarantine and reporting should an outbreak occur, which includes communication with local authorities.
Acknowledgment of Risk
As we know, COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future. No matter what procedures and protocols are put in place, there is simply no way to guarantee that COVID-19 or any other communicable disease will not enter the camp. By the very nature of the personal interactions that take place in a school or camp environment, there is always a risk of your child contracting this or any other disease or infection. We will do everything within our power to keep your child healthy and safe at Jefunira Camp this summer.
Please call (650 291 2888) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions related to COVID-19. We would be happy to discuss our policies and procedures to help you determine if camp is a good fit for you and your child this summer. If 2021 isn’t the right summer for your family to come to camp, we hope to see you at Jefunira Camp in the future!