COVID-19

Camp Nuhop & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

LAST UPDATED 1/11/2021

 

The health and safety of the campers and staff of Camp Nuhop is our highest priority. With the presence of COVID-19 within the United States, we are actively reviewing and updating our health-related plans and procedures for the summer of 2021. We fully intend to hold in-person sessions for the summer of 2021, and we have a communicable disease plan in place that will be revised in cooperation with public health authorities as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided as we approach summer 2021. For more information, please contact our camp office at 419-938-7151.

While we remain cautiously optimistic about this summer’s programs, the fact of the matter is that information and guidance changes daily. At this time, we are preparing as if we will be welcoming summer campers on schedule. Should this change, an announcement will be made at the earliest possible opportunity. In the meantime, we have compiled a list of resources and information that may be helpful to you at this time. 

 

MITIGATION & OPERATIONS PLAN

At this time, we are finalizing our COVID-19 mitigation and operations plan in order to be compliant with best practices as set forth by the Center for Disease Control, Ohio Health Department, and American Camp Association. The COVID-19 situation is ever-evolving, and this plan will be structured in an adaptable and flexible manner to meet the most current data and public health recommendations. When finalized, the plan will be posted here and sent to all registered summer camp participants.

 

PROGRAM UPDATE/STATUS

With the presence of COVID-19 within the United States, we are actively reviewing and updating our health-related plans and procedures for the summer of 2021. We fully intend to hold in-person sessions for the summer of 2021, and we have a communicable disease plan in place that will be revised in cooperation with public health authorities as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided.

The safety and well-being of our campers and program participants is our number one priority. While we remain cautiously optimistic about this summer’s programs, the fact of the matter is that information and guidance changes daily. At this time we are preparing as if we will be welcoming summer campers on schedule. Should this change, an announcement will be made at the earliest possible opportunity.
 

FAQs

Have any questions? Nuhop staff members are happy to assist you. Contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you. 

This list will update as questions become frequently asked.
 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

$150.00 of the $250.00 deposit and 100% of the credit card fees are non-refundable once the camper is accepted. Full tuition is due by the 4th of June. Should you not make this final payment, your child may be unenrolled from camp. If you register later than the deadline, payment is due two weeks prior to the start date to retain a spot.

Cancellations will be refunded (minus the $150 of the deposit and any credit card fees) at the following rate:

            100% Refundable or credited until April 1st, 2021

            75% Refundable or credited after April 1st and until May 15th, 2021

            50% Refundable or credited after May 15th and until June 4th, 2021

           After June 4, 2021, cancellations will not be refunded but can be credited to a later session or next summer.

In order to receive a refund, you must cancel two weeks before your child is set to arrive at camp. There is no refund for campers who are discharged early. 
 

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

Camp Nuhop is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all those that come to camp. At this time, we are planning on the arrival, registration, and departure of campers to occur from within the vehicle in which they are arriving or departing. All persons inside the vehicle must be wearing a facial covering or mask while communicating with Nuhop staff. 

 

Upon arrival, a Nuhop staff member will take the temperature of any child scheduled to attend the session. If the temperature is 100.00F or above, the camper will not be permitted to remain at camp for the session. Staff will assist the family and camper with the check-in process. More detailed instructions will be sent to families prior to their arrival at camp.

 

PRE-CAMP HEALTH SCREENING

At this time, we are still developing our pre-camp health screening protocols to ensure we are using up-to-date best practices. All registered families will be sent the updated protocols when available. We expect these to include self-screening protocols as well as potential testing protocols. These protocols will be sent to registered families.

 

 

OVERVIEW

In March 2020, the State of Ohio declared a state of emergency and took unprecedented measures to limit exposure through the closure of schools. Our team is in on-going communications with local health departments, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camp Association (ACA), and other summer camp programs to determine various proactive and preventive health and safety measures.  In the unlikely event that we would need to cancel a Nuhop program, we will proactively communicate that decision to camp families as soon as possible.

We have always had specific communicable disease and hygiene policies and procedures at camp that aim to protect against any disease transmission. Of course, this is a novel virus, and so we will be revising and updating these procedures as needed based on the latest CDC and ACA recommendations.  In addition, as we track the spread of the virus and learn more from health experts, we will determine any programmatic changes that are needed and will keep camp families updated.

 

PREVENTION

We encourage everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of viruses. Handwashing remains the most effective method of preventing the spread of germs, including coronavirus. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Additional everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like coronavirus include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Center for Disease Control (CDC): Coronavirus Website

World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus information

WHO answers coronavirus questions: “Myth Busters” page

NPR: Concise info in cartoon form, “What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus.”

John Hopkins Medicine: Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu

 

If there is anything our team can do to assist you during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

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