Hello Camp Indy Families,
We are excited to see the 2021 Camp Indy summer approaching. Our desire is to offer a safe and fun camp summer as we walk through the most recent guidelines and adjust accordingly.
We are working hard to ensure that camp is as safe for your campers and family as possible. With this in mind, we have made a few modifications for this summer:
- OVERNIGHTS OAC
We will have no OAC overnights this summer. Campers in Outdoor Adventure Camp will follow the normal Thursday overnight schedule but will go home at 8:30pm after campfire time.
- Epics will follow the normal overnight schedule for those that are comfortable staying. The Epics will be required to sleep in solo tents or hammocks.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING
Camps will be limited in their interaction with the other camps. Camps will stay in their small groups to eliminate cross-camp interactions. While we will make an effort to maintain the 6 feet distance with other camps, the 6 feet distance may not always be enforced with campers that are in the same camp; almost like a “family unit”. Junior Camp, 7-9, and 10-12 will remain in separate areas throughout the day.
- STAYING OUTSIDE
Camps will, whenever possible, stay outside. If it becomes necessary to move indoors, camps will be separated into their individual camp groups in different locations.
- INDIVIDUAL HYGIENE & FACILITY SANITATION
Campers and staff will take breaks throughout the day to practice good hygiene by washing and sanitizing hands. Campers and staff will be encouraged to limit hand touching and sharing without prior sanitation. Bathrooms, offices, door handles, and other high traffic spaces will be cleaned throughout the day and after camp daily. All facilities will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day. Staff will be trained on these procedures prior to the start of camp. Cleaning checklists will be implemented and completed.
- LIMITING EXPOSURE
To keep our campers and staff safe, we will be limiting the number of outside interactions we have both on and off our campus. Camps that utilize outside vendor facilities (Horseback and Gymnastics) have been canceled for this summer. In addition, we are also limiting the amount of non-staff individuals on our campus, including visitors, vendors, and volunteers.
We will continue to work in accordance with CDC guidelines as we approach camp in regards to mask being worn in indoor situations where social distancing is not possible. Families that decide to have there campers wear mask at all times will be supported.
- LOWERING RISK – DOING YOUR PART!
Like you, we want to make sure that your campers are as safe as possible while still being able to experience camp. We are asking you as parents and guardians to please follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of all at Camp Indy. If your child or anyone in the household has experienced a fever or illness within 72 hours of camp, keep your kids at home. If your camper has a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, they will be isolated from the other campers and sent home immediately.
We understand the importance of the real camp experience for your kids, and at the same time we are doing our best to make sure that camp is as safe as possible this summer. However, if you have a high-risk individual in your household or are concerned about contracting the COVID-19 virus, recognize that camp might not be the right choice for your family this summer.
See you this summer!
Director Wes Hoff and Camp Indy Staff