Camp Christopher will operate under the procedures listed in this document for summer 2022. These procedures are drawn from guidance by the state of Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Camp Association, and Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland.
Policies are subject to change based on CDC and health department policy changes/ recommendations.
For the 2022 camping season, we are not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative test result for any campers. Any campers that exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival or during week, will be required to be picked up by parent. If the camper shows COVID symptoms, proof of negative COVID-19 test will be required to return to camping session. Tests must be conducted at a healthcare site or by a healthcare professional (at home tests will not be accepted).
***If children attend camp and are exhibiting these symptoms despite a negative COVID-19 test, camp nursing staff will use their discretion if they can continue their camping session
Camp Christopher has protocols for health care which are reviewed annually by a physician. In addition to these, the following COVID-19 specific policies are in place:
Camp Christopher staff will regularly clean and disinfect shared spaces and equipment to maintain a safe environment for campers and staff.
Camp Christopher is not open to the public, even during off hours. Any visitors must be approved by the Camp Director before entering the grounds and facilities. This includes all guests of staff. Visitors should call the office (330-762-2961) in order to make an appointment to be on site at the camp.
The first day of camp is exciting for both campers and parents. To make your check-in a pleasant one, please use the following procedures:
***Our COVID guidelines and precautions apply to all parents entering to camp for drop off and pick up***
If you require assistance during check-in or pick-up due to disability, please contact our offices THE WEEK PRIOR TO CAMP and arrangements will be made to accommodate your needs. Please remember, there are no pets allowed at Camp Christopher regardless of size.
The full packing list for Camp Christopher can be found below:
If you intend for your camper to wear a mask throughout the week, please plan to send your camper with masks.
In addition, food/drink will not be permitted in the cabins. Along with being provided three meals each day, campers will be given a snack each afternoon as well as the opportunity to buy snacks at the Camp Store. If a camper brings snacks from home, they will be directed to place them into the trash outside of the cabin.
We will not be allowing any care packages this summer. All mail must be the size of a standard envelope. These letters can be dropped off during check in, emailed to (email@example.com) or sent through a postal service. The address for sending mail to Camp Christopher is P.O. Box 267, Akron, OH 44210. Campers are not permitted to be sent care packages (see above). Please have letters addressed and ready to go during the check in process.
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