As the world adapts to the ongoing presence of COVID-19, GRP will be changing our COVID-19 policies and procedures for 2023. We will keep this page updated with our most up-to-date plans.
At this time, we do not plan to require any pre-camp testing for staff or campers. This means we will no longer require a pre-camp PCR test, or an Opening Day rapid test.
Should a camper or staff member become ill while at camp, we will follow our basic protocols for all illnesses, including our Fever Policy, pasted below. We do not plan to perform regular COVID testing in camp; should a medical staff member determine that a COVID test is necessary based on extreme symptoms, we will test the camper/staff member either on site or off-site at a medical facility. Campers’ parents will be notified if their camper tests positive for any communicable illness.
Please reach out to our administration staff with questions, and again check back here for any updates should we need to change course. Should we need to implement more strict procedures, see below for last summer’s COVID-19 Action Plans, Protocols, & Procedures.
Fever Policy: At GRP, a fever is a temperature of 100.4 F or higher. If your camper arrives at camp with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher, we will ask that you take them home or to a hotel until they are fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of an antipyretic (e.g. Tylenol). A low-grade fever of 99.5-100.3 F will require a follow-up check at camp and monitoring for the first 24-48 hours at camp. If a camper develops a fever while at camp, they will be monitored by the Medical Staff and will stay in the Health Hut until they are fever-free.
We’re excited to be moving forward this summer with as minimal changes as possible to our normal camp routine while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We’re also confident that we gained significant experience and insight into COVID prevention and protocols over the past two summers and are exceptionally well prepared for the summer ahead.