We are basing our health protocols on CDC protocols. As the CDC releases new information, our protocols may change.
We have worked with health officials to confirm best practices regarding health concerns. Camper groups/pods will remain the same each day. Please read through the Parents' Hanbook to learn more about our policies for this summer. Please note that Camp Chaverim could be paused or cancelled at any time if deemed necessary by leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City.
The health and safety of our campers and staff members is our top priority. Below you will find some of the actions/policies that will be in place this summer to ensure a safe return to in-person camp. Daily health checks/screenings will occur for each staff member and camper upon arrival. A designated staff member will check each staff member’s temperature and check for other signs of illness before they enter the Temple building. Staff members will greet campers at their cars to check their temperature and check for other signs of illness before helping them wash their hands and walking them to their room. Parents/Guardians may not leave the property until their camper(s) have had their temperature checked and are approved to be at camp.
- If a camper or staff member has been ill within the last 24 hours (fever of 100.4 or more, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive congestion/nose running), they may not attend camp that day and must follow guidelines as indicated in these protocols. If there are other campers or staff members in the household, they may not attend camp that day.
- If they have a fever but no other symptoms, they must be symptom-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing aid before returning to camp.
- If they are showing other COVID-19 symptoms (chills, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, stomachache, tiredness, headache, muscle or body aches and/or poor appetite) along with a fever, a negative COVID-19 test result will need to be confirmed before returning to camp.
- If they have tested positive for COVID-19, they will need to quarantine for 5 days and will not be allowed to return to camp until a negative COVID-19 test result is confirmed and they are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing aid. Upon returning to camp, they are required to wear a mask for 5 full days.
- If anyone in their household has tested positive or they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, they may return to camp but will be required to wear a mask for 10 days. The camper(s) must also get tested 5 days after the exposure.
- If a camper or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, parents/guardians in their group/pod will be notified and campers will be required to follow the policies listed above.
- Masks are optional for campers and staff as long as the surrounding counties remain in Low Community Levels according to the CDC.
- Masks are required for 10 days for any camper or staff who has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- Masks will not be worn during nap times for the Pitzelim, K'tontonim & Gan Yeladim groups.
- Hand sanitizer will be used regularly between activities.
- Door handles, light switches and other common surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day and at the end of each day.
- Air purifiers will be used in each indoor classroom.
- No outside visitors will be allowed to enter camp, unless there is an emergency; this includes parents/guardians, family members and friends.