Camp Forms Reminder & Covid Policy

May 18, 2023

Camp 2023 is right around the corner and this is your friendly reminder to please submit any missing Camp Forms by May 31st! Please ensure that we will be ready to welcome you for a summer of creativity, kindness, and confidence!

Please review this abbreviated version of our Covid Policy for check-in and camp protocols to ensure a safe camp environment for all as listed in your original enrollment application:

Appel Farm believes that community care is self care, and that any measures we can take to reduce the risks posed to our community are worth taking. While no anticipatory measures are ever perfect, our goal is to mitigate as many risks as we believe is reasonably possible.

All staff contracted for the Summer Camp season should be fully vaccinated including any available boosters against COVID-19. All campers are expected to follow the CDC recommendation to be fully vaccinated against COVID19. The definition of “Fully Vaccinated” shall mean: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series.

All staff and campers should arrive at camp with a copy of a negative PCR COVID-19 Test result, obtained no more than 72 hours prior to arrival on camp.
All staff and campers will complete a Rapid Test (via self-administered nasal swab) on day 4 (day 0 being the day on which they arrived on the Appel Farm campus) under the supervision of an Appel Farm Health Center or Leadership Team member.
Any unvaccinated persons will continue to be tested at least twice weekly for the duration of their stay, or as frequently as recommended by the Camp Health Center staff.

Masking will not be required while outdoors or inside of a person’s assigned Bunk.
Masks will be required during any indoor activity which exceeds 15 minutes and during which comfortable distancing (3+ feet) is not possible except while eating or drinking.
Staff and campers who have not completed their Day 4 Rapid test will be asked to remain masked in all indoor environments except while eating or drinking until a Day 4 negative test result is completed.

Here is our full Covid Policy.

Need help packing for camp? Wondering what time to arrive on Check-In Day? Need to brush up on the Technology Policy? You can find answers to all of your camp questions in our Camp Handbook! You can always access the handbook from the Parent Portal on our website. If you have a question that’s not covered in the handbook, feel free to give us a call in the camp office at 856-358-2472. If you have missed any previous emails they can call be found on our Camp Blog!

With Appel Farm Love,

-The Camp Team