Cedarbrook Day concludes another Successful Season of Camp in 2020!
While some summer camps were forced to close due to COVID outbreaks last summer, Cedarbrook celebrated a safe, fun and meaningful summer camp season in 2020 with no reported cases COVID amongst campers & Staff!
All 400+ campers who visited Cedarbrook last summer came home COVID-Free. Our awesome staff and the families who chose to send their children to Cedarbrook strongly believed that the value of the camp experience far outweighed the small chance of contracting Covid-19, and they trusted/executed the safety protocols and guidelines we put into place to keep everyone safe!
Despite the additional safety precautions our campers had a blast! The children, who had just endured months of home-quarantine, were “beyond thrilled” just to be outside, playing with their peers, The could be kids again!
We are working tirelessly to prepare to welcome campers back to camp this summer. Now, more than ever, kids need an outlet to play outside and just be kids. We are fortunate to be located on 27 shady acres with plenty of room to enjoy nature while following the recommendations of the American Camp Association (ACA), Environmental Health & Engineering, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the NJ State Health Department.
Here’s What We’re Doing
Outdoor activities appear to be much less likely to result in virus transmission than indoor activities. This means that campers will spend as much time as possible outdoors. Many activities that used to be done indoors — like arts and crafts — will be moved outside.
Smaller Camper Groups
Camper groups will be smaller – approximately 10 campers per cabin. We treat every cabin as its own independent family – These will be the groups that kids and staff spend the bulk of their day with – with NO social distancing – like family members. They will play, swim, and eat together!
Screening Staff & Campers Every Day!
Campers and staff will be screened regularly, likely at drop-off. This would involve asking families about symptoms, exposures, and checking temperatures before entering camp. If anyone reports anything positive, or if they have a fever, they must stay home. If a parent believes that someone they are living with is ill or has been exposed, the camper must stay home. Kids and parents will be asked regularly, even daily, about all of this.
While we will screen and temp check every staff upon arrival, parents will need to help us by screening your own children every morning. We will give you specific instructions on what to look for, and you may have to fill out a form each day to show compliance.
Campers and staff will wash/sanitize their hands before and after every activity, every bathroom break, bus ride, etc. Handwashing and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the camp.
In 2021, campers will be packing a towel, sunscreen, maybe a water bottle, and now a cloth face-mask as well. As Cedarbrook is mostly an outdoor experience, we are able to minimize the use of face-masks to indoor situations like the cabin, camp office, or health center. The 3 main places we anticipate campers and staff utilizing face-masks are:
1) All indoor recreational facilities
2) If/when a liquid sunshine (rain) passes through and we have to stay dry under tents and cabins.
3) Bus - (Must be worn at all times)
The wearing mask outside for campers is optional, however we highly recommended that all campers where face mask outside when possible.
All Cedarbrook Staff must wear mask at all times!
Most activities at Cedarbrook will run as scheduled with very little modification – Athletics, Swimming, Arts & Craft, STEM and Adventure. There will be staggered scheduling to create social distancing. Most other activities should be able to run- although with a much pared down elective program.
Lunch protocols will eliminate self-serving, with campers being able to order lunch via online for the week or a la carte on a daily basis. Water fountains will not be used. Disposable water cups will be the norm, and we will encourage campers to bring their own water bottle (with their name on it!)
How will Cedarbrook keep me updated with any changes or new information?
If you have other questions, please call (732) 595-5458 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to update this page with the most current information & news about how COVID-19 will impact Cedarbrook 's operation this summer.
Office hours are Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., you can reach us at 732-595-5458.
Your Cedarbrook Team