Camp Christopher will operate under the procedures listed in this document for summer
2021 as long as COVID-19 specific guidance remains in place. These procedures are drawn from guidance by the state of Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Camp Association, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Cleveland. Procedures are subject to change as new information is available.
*Campers who are unable to participate for the above reasons and can show medical documentation of the above will be refunded or rescheduled for an alternate session (if space is available).
Camp Christopher will use a “curbside” drop off and pick up model for Day and Resident
Camp programming. This will involve campers being taken directly from their
parent/guardian’s vehicle without parents parking or exiting the car. No other individual
besides the camper will be permitted to exit their vehicle unless there is an emergency.
The following procedure will be used for each service:
Similar to Drop Off, Camp Christopher will use a “curbside” model for programming. This will involve campers being directed to their parent/guardian’s vehicle without parents exiting the car. No other individual besides the camper will be permitted to exit their vehicle unless there is an emergency. The following procedure will be used for each service:
Parents/Guardians will receive a Camp Christopher “Pick-Up Card” in their email prior to the camper’s scheduled week. This card must be presented each day in the windshield of the vehicle in order to pick up the camper (see bullet above under ‘BEFORE CAMP’).
Vehicles will pull into camp and follow the signs into the designated lanes.
Adults picking up must remain in their car, and staff will escort the camper to the vehicle.
The staff member will sign out the camper to the authorized adult.
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 order to reduce the risks of any transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we will not be
accepting care packages this summer. Because eating and sharing of food and drink in
a confined space is an activity which increases the risk of the spread of the COVID-19
virus, food and drink will not be allowed in the cabin. 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 (See Camp Store Procedures below). If a
camper brings snacks from home, they will be directed to place them into the
trash outside of the cabin.
Campers are only permitted to receive letters. These letters can be dropped off during
check in, emailed to email@example.com or sent through a postal service.
Campers are not permitted to be sent care packages (see above). Please have
letters addressed and ready to go during the check in process.
The Camp Store will be operating throughout the summer. The store will sell a
variety of snacks and drinks as well as Camp Christopher apparel. Each camper will
have an account that families may load with money for the camper’s weekly spending.
The camp store does not accept cash. Please do not send cash to Camp Christopher.
In order to provide funds for your camper to shop at the camp store, please follow the
Camp Store Deposit Instructions which can be found at ccdocle.org/camp-store-merchandise.
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
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.
Camp Christopher will operate following the guidance of the State of Ohio’s Department of Health, recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, Summit County Department of Public Health, the American Camp Association, and Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland.
Q: Will my camper be required to wear a mask while at camp?
A: Campers who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to wear a mask
indoors and when unable to maintain 6 feet social distance. This includes campers who
are currently unable to receive the vaccine, such as children ages 5-11. Campers will
not be required to wear masks while sleeping.
Q: What COVID-19 precautions are being taken?
A: We are following the guidance provided by the state in regards to resident camps.
Q: Will group sizes and cabin sizes be different?
A: Group sizes are dictated by the state and we will be monitoring appropriate guidelines
for any changes. At this time, cabins are being filled to 1/2 capacity.
Q: Will my camper miss out on any activities due to COVID-19?
A: All activities and departments will continue to be offered this summer.
Q: Will my camper be allowed to bring snacks into their cabin?
A: To reduce the spread of germs within cabins, campers are not permitted to pack snacks.
Along with being provided three meals each day, campers will be given the opportunity
to buy snacks at the Camp Store.
Q: Will I be allowed to send my camper care packages?
A: Campers are not permitted to be sent care packages. Letters can be sent using one of
the methods listed on our Camp Mail page.
Q: What happens if my camper is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 prior to
their camping session?
A: Please contact the camp office prior to arriving for check in.
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