CDC And State Guidelines For Youth And Summer Camps
As Tennessee and Virginia continue to re-open, parents are seeking information and resources regarding sending their children to bible, youth and summer camps. It’s a beloved tradition for many families and making the decision of whether or not it is safe to send your child away to camp can be challenging. Hopefully, the following links will provide you the best information from sources you already know.
The best place to start is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines For Youth Summer Camps.
Depending on the state you live in, the recommendations and status of Covid-19 regulations may be different. Tennessee recommends summer camps put into place an assortment of measures to protect campers and staff and offers a convenient downloadable document to help you navigate the various recommendations.
Finding information for youth and summer camps in Virginia can be found here, but be forewarned, I found it to difficult to navigate. Information for Campgrounds Regarding Covid-19. A more general page of links of VA’s Environmental Concerns regarding Covid-19. may be of more use.
Finally, a valuable resource for parents is The American Camp Association website. Offering links to accredited camps and what parents should look for when sending the kids off for a well deserved, fun and safe camp experience. – Jinger Royal