COVID-19 and Resident Camps

Overnight Camps

We are very excited to welcome campers to Camp Kirby once again this summer. Below is an outline of our COVID policies and procedures for overnight camps, and a link to our 2022 COVID-19 Handbook for Overnight Camps.

Key Points: 

1. Our policies for this year will be based on current Covid-19 Community Levels as identified by the CDC. Different interventions will be put in place if the community transmission level changes between low, medium, or high. The policies outlined here are our current policies, as our current community level is LOW. If our community level rises, additional interventions (such as cohorts) will be implemented.

2. Before arrival at Camp, all campers and staff will be required to receive a negative COVID test 3 days, or less, before camp. It is recommended by the Washington State Department of Health that all campers and staff be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as well. COVID-19 Vaccinations are not required to attend Camp.

3. Facial Coverings will be optional during much of our time at Camp this summer if COVID-19 Community Levels are low. There will be certain times and situations where they are required, so we do ask that campers bring masks with them to camp. Campers and staff are welcome to wear a mask at any time, and their decision will be respected by others. Masks will be required when large groups are gathering indoors, in our Health House, and during certain all-camp activities. If Community Levels rise, masks will be required in more situations (similar to our policies in 2021).

4. We have created a COVID-19 Handbook for Overnight Camps that outlines all of our policies and procedures for this summer.