COVID-19 General Policies & Guidelines:

  • Camp hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • No early drop off or extended care (toddler extended care 1pm-3pm)
  •  Campers must bring their own non-perishable snacks from home in disposable containers (all lunches and snacks must be ready to eat as is, no cooking or heating facilities will be available).
  • Hot Lunch is optional and will be available for purchase this summer
    • Weekly shabbat party will include pre-packaged snacks only
    • No sharing food
  • No parents or visitors allowed on site
  • Limited help with sun block. Parents must apply sun block before camp and teach their children to reapply on their own, counselors can assist campers when needed but will change gloves between campers
  • Directors, Division Heads & all general staff will wear masks when in close proximity to campers or other staff
  • Campers inside of their bunk rooms, outside and inside activity rooms will not be required to wear masks. We do ask that every camper brings a mask to camp for arrival and dismissal, and to use when necessary.
  • Frequent hand washing is required
  • No water fountains
  • Every camper & counselor must wash/sanitize between most activities, before lunch & dismissal
  • Every bunk will have their own designated washing station
  • All shared equipment will be sanitized often
  • These guidelines will be updated and revised as the laws, guidelines and situation changes

Health Policies:

  • Every camper or staff member must be temperature checked before entering the campus each day

Any camper or staff member who has traveled out of the country or has been in close contact with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 will not be admitted to camp for 10 days or 7 days with a PCR negative covid test

  • Any camper or staff member who has experienced fever, vomiting, cough, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or other symptoms typical of Covid-19 will be unable to rejoin the program until 72 hours after the symptoms subside, in most cases a negative test result and/or doctor’s note will be required before returning
  • Any camper or staff member who displays a high temperature 100.0 or above or other symptoms during the camp day will be isolated from the rest of camp and sent home ASAP
  • Hand washing and other safety signs posted around campus reminding campers and staff to wash hands and stay vigilant 
  • We strongly discourage having play dates with children from other bunks and camps 

Staffing:

  • All counselors will be local staff commuting from home, Camp Gan Israel will not group house out of town staff
  • Campers will be in “bunks” with 2 counselors and 1-2 junior counselors
  • All counselors & campers will remain with their own group at all times
  • Maintenance staff member will be hired to clean & sanitize full time, cleaning bathrooms and equipment between groups
  • Directors, Division Heads, maintenance & support staff will minimize direct engagement with campers and counselors

Program:

  • No trips
  • No busing
  • Swimming for older division only
  • Water slides and water activities for younger division 
  • No large group activities
  • Bunks will spend majority of time in designated area, including bunk time, activities & eating
  • Shared equipment and supplies are avoided as much as possible

Every bunk receives:

  • Labeled drawer or bucket for each camper
  • Balls
  • General Arts & Craft supplies
  • first aid kit
  • Disinfectant
  • Paper towels
  • Gloves
  • Extra masks 

Arrival:

  • Parents are encouraged to be consistent with the drop-off and pickup every day and not switch off
  • Director greets at car, parents do not come out unless required
  • Division Heads at door with thermal thermometers & check in, any camper with fever (100.0) is sent home
  • Sanitizer station right inside door, anyone entering the campus must first sanitize
  • We strongly discourage carpooling with campers from different bunks 
  • Camp arrival and dismissal procedures will be provided to you prior to camp. We ask that you strictly adhere to those guidelines. 

In case of infection:

  • Anyone showing symptoms will be isolated and sent home
  • Bunk and public areas will be cleaned and sanitized
  • Any camper or staff member who has traveled out of the country or has been in close contact with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 will not be admitted to camp for 10 days or 7 days with a PCR negative covid test
  • Counselors who are double vaccinated will not have to quarantine 
  • We will develop a clear communication plan to keep parents informed and updated on the situation