COVID-19 and Day Camps

Day Camps

We are so excited to offer four weeks of Day Camp at Camp Kirby during the summer of 2021! Day Camps are permitted to run in all phases of Washington State’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan. However, in order to keep our Camp Kirby community safe, we will be making some changes to our programs.

Please know that Camp Fire Samish & Camp Kirby are vested in taking all necessary steps to keep campers and staff safe and prevent the spread of this disease.  As a result, we are closely monitoring recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of Washington Department of Health, American Camp Association (ACA), and local County Public Health Departments.

We have created a COVID-19 Handbook for Day Camps that covers many of our policies and procedures for this summer. We have identified two main strategies to keep Camp healthy. First, we will be using a cohort model, and keeping campers in small groups. This way, if exposure  occurs, we will be able to easily identify and isolate individuals who may be affected. Second, we will be layering non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) that have been proven to be effective at reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses.  Examples of these NPIs include wearing masks, social distancing, and facilitating  programs outdoors.