Coronavirus Precautions & Policies

 

The physical and emotional health of our campers and our staff is our number priority, and we are committed to limiting exposure to Covid-19 at all of our camp locations. The situation continues to be dynamic and emerging. We will continue to follow the advice of expert medical sources and adjust our policies accordingly.

In addition to physical and emotional health and safety, we know that you are thinking about your family’s financial security. We will continue to provide you with flexible policies and transparent, clear, and early communications.

 

 

MASK, VACCINATION & TESTING INFORMATION

MASKS: At this time, our policy is that masks are required indoors (including vehicle transportation), and not required outdoors. At overnight camps, masks are not required indoors when eating/drinking or sleeping, but during those times, we take other precautions.

VACCINATIONS: All Avid4 staff are required to be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations unless they have a medical exemption or are opting out of vaccinations based on a closely held religious or spiritual belief.  Any staff not up to date with their vaccinations will be required to test at least weekly. Vaccinated overnight camp participants must arrive with proof of up to date vaccinations. Day camp participants do not need to provide proof of vaccination.

TESTING: All overnight camp participants (both staff and campers), regardless of vaccination status, must arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days before the start of camp. We will accept both a PCR and rapid, at home antigen test. If using an at home test, please write the date taken on the test itself.

Day camp participants do not need a test.

Unvaccinated staff members will test weekly, beginning with arriving at staff training with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the previous 3 days. Staff and campers will be tested if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of Covid-19.

 

Covid-19 Physical and Emotional Safety:

Success in 2020 and 2021. In 2020, between 60-70% of camps in the US did not operate; we did. In fact, we had about 9,000 registrations; we ran day and overnight camps across 3 different states, and we had ZERO campers contract Covid-19. In 2021, we were able to re-open our Resident Camps and also return to our (mostly) normal camp programming, with continued Covid policies. Across over 30 locations of camp, we had just 5 total cases of Covid-9 in campers, and we had ZERO community spread at any of our locations.

Continued Leadership Through communication and collaboration with county health departments, state licensing offices, and other summer camps, Avid4 Adventure will again be thought and action leaders around Covid-19 risk management at camp.

Current Covid-19 Policies. To minimize exposure to Covid-19, our policies are layered and multi-faceted. Vaccinations for staff and campers are a part of our plan. We will also remain vigilant around Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs), including health checks (before and during camp), face coverings when needed, physical distancing, small “bubbled” cohorts, and enhanced hygiene and cleaning procedures.

Click here to see our current Covid Policies (updated 4.21.22)

Flexible Cancellation Policies:

We have created clear and transparent policies for various situations.

Click Here to Read the Details for All Situations.

If Avid4 cancels your camp before it starts due to Covid-19, then you will receive 100% of your amounts back – 90% paid as a refund to the original payment method, and 10% paid as a credit that can be used for any Avid4 purchases through December 2023.

2021 COVID-19 Statistics and Notes

General #s for COVID Cases

Camper Registration

14,016

Camper User Days

106,969

Seasonal Staff

650

Staff User Days

16,457

Staff Cases of COVID

7

Camper Cases of COVID

5

 

Camp Type for COVID Cases

Colorado Day Camp

6

California Day Camp

4

Oregon Day Camp

2

Expeditions

0

Resident Camp

0

 

Notes About COVID-19 statistics:

  • Based on contact tracing, we believe that transmission of all of the positive COVID-19 cases this summer likely occurred outside of Avid4 camp.
  • Community spread of multiple COVID-19 cases did not happen (one exception to this was a married couple working for us this summer at the same camp location both tested positive).
  • All 12 cases came from Day Camps.
  • Of the staff cases, 4 were vaccinated, 3 were unvaccinated.