Before Attending Camp:
1) We will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before drop-off at camp for all attendees (campers & counselors). Upon arrival at camp, please have either a hard copy or digital copy that clearly states the name of the attendee and the date when the test was taken. Attendees will not be permitted to stay at camp without this negative PCR test. Rapid tests will not be sufficient.
2) Please begin monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 two weeks before attending Camp Kesher at Tel Hai Camp. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include a fever of 100.4ºF or higher, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, or vomiting. Anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms will be asked to stay home.
3) Consider travel plans that your camper or anyone in your household have within 14 days of dropping off your camper. International travel or travel to areas with widespread COVID-19 infections may prohibit your camper from attending Camp Kesher at Tel Hai Camp. Please contact us with any specific questions about travel.
4) If any attendee has contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within 14 days of attending camp, they will be asked to stay home.
1) To limit the number of people coming on-site during the check-in process, we ask that only one parent or adult accompany the camper during drop-off, if possible.
2) We recommend that parents wear a mask if outside of their personal vehicle.
3) Our check-in process and location on the campground will be different this year. We will communicate details as camp draws closer.
4) Parents will not be able to enter their child’s cabin. We will have counselors in each cabin to help campers set up their bunks and arrange their belongings.
5) Campers should keep their mask on at least until they have been screened and checked in.
6) Upon arrival, all campers and staff will have their temperatures checked and will complete and sign the health screening document for COVID-19. Any campers or staff with a temperature of 100.4ºF or higher or with other obvious symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to return home.
1) Hand sanitizing—Everyone will be required to wash their hands throughout the day, especially before and after meals and activities. Hand sanitizing stations will be located at the dining hall, activity areas, and in the Mishkan.
2) Social distancing—Maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others will be required wherever possible.
3) Campers will be monitored for and signs and symptoms of COVID-19 by leaders, counselors, and the camp nurse throughout the week.
4) In case of any temperature higher than 100.4ºF or other obvious symptoms of COVID-19, the camper or staff will be sent home, all other staff and campers will be evaluated, and the camp sanitized. The Tel Hai Camp administrator will be notified immediately.
1) Campers/Counselors may not enter any cabins other than their own.
2) Campers/Counselors should sleep head to toe on top/bottom bunks.
3) Campers’/Counselors’ individual toiletries will be kept stored with their personal belongings and not left in bathrooms. All of their personal belongings will be kept together with their luggage and not spread out.
4) To promote ventilation, cabin windows will be open whenever possible; ceiling and floor fans will also be used to help circulate fresh air.
5) Tel Hai Camp staff will use gloves and masks when cleaning cabins.
6) Bathrooms and other high touch areas will be disinfected daily.
7) Campers/Counselors will be required to wear masks when indoors.
1) Kitchen staff will wear gloves and face masks while serving meals.
2) Meals will be served cafeteria style—no salad bar or bread bar will be available. Condiments will be served in prepackaged portions. Milk and cereal will be served in individual cartons.
3) Inside seating and outside picnic tables will all be available to spread out diners for social distancing. Campers/Counselors will be encouraged to eat their meals at the same table as their cabin mates.
4) One bus tubs will be used for each table. One person will be assigned to take all dishes, utensils, cups, trash, etc. back to the counter. This will limit people moving around the dining hall.
5) Evening snacks will consist of prepackaged snacks and disposable drink cartons/bottles.
1) Whenever possible, camp activities will be held outdoors.
2) Campers/Counselors will only be required to wear masks during large indoor group activities, which will be intentionally limited this year.
3) While leading activities, Tel Hai Camp program staff (separate from Camp Kesher staff) will wear masks and maintain physical distancing from the group when feasible.
4) Equipment and supplies will be disinfected between each class and/or alternative equipment will be used.
5) Hand sanitizer will be available at each activity area.
1) To limit the number of people coming on-site during the check-out process, we ask that only one parent or adult comes to pick up the camper.
2) Our pick-up location on the campground will be in the large parking area near the entrance to the campground to allow for spreading out.
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