Girl Scouts has always worked hard to ensure girls’ safety is
priority by creating rules, safety guidelines, etc. This document
holds best practices and the decisions made by GSEOK to mitigate
COVID-19. This document is not exhaustive; Day Camp Directors are
encouraged to add details and policies that work best for their unique
day camp; these will be shared with the parent/guardian in pre camp
communications from the Director.
In response to local, state, and national recommendations we will be
implementing several strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19. With
the developing situations these procedures may adapt to align with new
guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and
American Camp Association:
- The maximum capacity for all camps will cap at 100
- No cookouts will be allowed during GSEOK day camp
- No overnights will be allowed during GSEOK day camp
- Field trips and other offsite trips will be limited
We are excited to hold day camp this summer. For the safety of
everyone involved, we are asking you to partner with us by limiting
your camper’s and your family’s contacts for the two weeks prior to
day camp. We are committed to doing our best to keep symptoms out of
camp and create a safe place. Thank you for taking extra measures for
the benefit of everyone.
Campers and staff will be required to wear masks
with the exception for eating, sleeping, and strenuous outdoor
activities. Campers will be provided many opportunities throughout the
day to take mask breaks. We suggest campers bring at least two masks
per day and bags to store used and clean masks. Singing only allowed
while wearing masks.
Girls will be assigned to different units
as usual. Units will stay together and limit interactions with other
units while at camp the best they can.
Plans to clean and disinfect
communal spaces and clean and disinfect sharable/high touched
materials as often as possible is the top priority for us. In
addition, campers will be required to wash their hands or utilize hand
sanitizer between meals and activities. Any activity which requires
campers use a common item (i.e. bow and arrow) will be sanitized prior
to use by the next camper.
Everyone in the vehicle with the
camper will undergo a temperature screening. If anyone in the vehicle
is found to have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, showing symptoms of
COVID-19, or answering “yes” to any questions on the screening
questionnaire, the camper will be unable to attend camp that week.
Bus or vans will be capped at half
capacity. Campers riding a bus or vans will prescreen before
getting in vehicle
Food / Drink
Water Bottle refills - The unit
leader will fill water bottles after girls take lid off to limit
number touching water source. Each camp will have their own specific
guidelines that’s best for how this task is set up. Leader will
wipe down and disinfect equipment after use.
Lunch / Snacks - Girls will bring their own lunch and snacks
each day and these cannot be shared between campers. If the day camp
is providing snacks, they will be individually packaged and
commercially wrapped and not served family or buffet style.
Hugs, handshakes, “high-fives,”
and even activities like the friendship circle hand squeeze can
transmit COVID-19 from person-to-person. Refrain from these gestures
for the time being. Create a safe way for girls and volunteers to
greet each other and end meetings instead.
What is the protocol if someone has suspected symptoms or tests
positive for COVID-19?
Any person displaying
symptoms will be isolated and the camper or staff member will be
required to be picked up immediately to receive further medical
attention. The individual will be isolated until appropriate return
to home transportation can be arranged. They will not return to camp.
What is the refund/ cancellation policy?
- All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- In the event activity fees do not require a deposit, full
payment is required for registration.
- Cancellations must be
received before the registration deadline.
- There are no
refunds after the registration deadline.
The individual making the registration will be responsible for any
balance due for:
- cancellations received after the registration deadline
- any balance due for girls who are "no shows"
In the event that GSEOK has to cancel a program, a full refund
including the deposit will be provided. This policy includes all
methods of payment including those made with Cookie Program Credit.
Additional Resident and/or Day Camp Information - No
refund will be given for campers:
- arriving with active bed bugs, lice, eggs, or nits
- arriving late or leaving early
- who are sent home for
- who are sent home for exhibiting
2021 Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Family Circumstances - While
we are unable to provide a no-risk cancellation refund policy, we
assure you that if your daughter is ill or is in contact with someone
who is ill causing her to be ineligible to attend resident and/or day
camp that we will first try to reschedule. If that is not possible,
you have the following choices:
- Donate all or a portion of payments to camp. As a nonprofit
that relies on income from program payments, it is important to
understand that the financial implications of cancelling from a camp
session are serious. Prior to camp, many preparations are made that
incur expenses for the council. Your donation will mean a great deal
towards helping us recoup some of those costs and your donation is
- We know that each of us has been impacted in
a variety of ways by this crisis. At your request, we will cancel
the registration and refund all payments except for the