The health and safety of both campers and staff is our number one priority.
To best ensure everyone’s safety, Wildwood is closely monitoring information and implementing recommendations from national, state, and local health authorities. We are also drawing from other camps’ successful strategies in 2020. Several of our sources are linked below.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Guidelines for Camps
- American Camp Association’s Field Guide
- Kansas COVID-19 Child Care Guidance
- Miami County, KS COVID-19 Alerts
Camp 2021 will look a little different. Here’s how:
1. Campers will stay with their cabin groups for the duration of camp. This is called a cohort and minimizes any potential disease spread.
2. Camp sessions are capped at 50 campers (rather than 90).
3. Campers will dine only with their cabin group.
4. Sanitation protocols will be increased.
5. We expect that all of our camp staff will be vaccinated.
But what about masks? We are closely monitoring recommendations about masks from the American Camp Association, the CDC, and local health authorities.
Right now, we expect that campers will wear masks most of the time at camp. For obvious reasons, campers will not wear masks while sleeping, swimming, or eating.
If recommendations about mask-wearing change before camp begins, we will update our policies.
As summer approaches, we will update this page. Health and safety measures will be based on evidence and the most up-to-date recommendations.
Updated April 14, 2021