COVID-19 Info

Summer 2022

We at the National Capital Area Council are committed to the joy of in-person summer camp. However, we must remain vigilant as COVID remains a concern for much of our community. We are following the recommended guidelines as provided for Summer camps by the Virginia Dept of Health. Those guidelines are available here.

Our goal is to minimize the risk of spreading infection and to ensure that we prioritize the health and safety of all participants. We continue to monitor COVID Cases in the region and to ensure our protocols comply with local guidance. If you have any feedback to provide, please do so using the contact information at the bottom of the page.

Last updated 6/7/2022

Check In

  • If you are sick, do not come to camp.
  • Please review the BSA Pre Event Medical Screening checklist to determine whether you should come to camp.
  • Refunds due to COVID-19 outside of the standard refund policy will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Refer to the standard refund policy here:
  • All Scouts BSA participants (youth & adults) will be required to have a completed BSA Medical Form and the BSA Health Advisory Form. Part C (the physical) is required for Scouts BSA week Participants. Participants staying less than 72 total hours, Resident Cub Scouts and Day only campers, need to have Parts A & B of the Medical Form completed. Forms can be found here:

Program

General

  • Masks may be worn at the campers comfort level.
  • If a camper has had a COVID exposure within the last 10 days they are asked to wear a mask.
  • If a camper has had a positive COVID test within the last 10 days they should not attend camp.

Camp-wide Programs

  • All outdoor activities will be held as usual. Out door activities with sufficient airflow have not been shown to contribute to the spread of COVID 19.
  • Attendance at campfires, flag ceremonies, and other camp-wide events will be optional.

Scheduled Program

  • Merit Badges and activity sessions for Scouts BSA will be capped. Participation caps will vary depending on the needs of the individual badge and activity area.
  • Cub/Webelos activities will be for one group (den/pack) at a time.

Food Service

  • The Dining Hall will be open. Meals will be served family style and each group will eat meals with their own unit at an assigned table.
  • The dining hall will be disinfected between meals.
  • Dining Hall utensils will be disposable.
  • Seating will be assigned by scout unit groups.

Facilities/Miscellaneous

  • Tents: Participants will be provided enough tents for 4-5 people to a tent. Attendees are welcome to bring their own tents and units are encouraged to bring enough tents to sleep a portion of their unit should they not want to tent in groups of 4 male / female youth per tent and 4 male / female adults per tent.
  • Unit Equipment: In addition to additional tents, units are also encouraged to bring large tarps and camp chairs to increase their comfort should they want additional shaded seating in their campsites.
  • Masks: Masks are optional. Participants who wish to mask are encouraged to bring plenty of masks for the week. The Camp will have additional masks if needed.
  • Thermometers: The Camp Staff will perform temperature checks as needed if camp participants display symptoms of illness. The camp will have rapid covid tests available with the camp medic.
  • Sanitization: Shower Houses will be cleaned regularly. If there is any sanitization concerns please let a staff member know immediately.

Further Information & Contact

Further Information about COVID-19 is available at the resources below.

CDC – CDC Covid Quarantine – Isolation Guidelines

Commonwealth of Virginia – www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

National Capital Area Council Unit Guidance

Please contact us with any questions or comments.

Ryan Alford, Camp Director

Email: Ryan.Alford@Scouting.org

Phone: (615) 934-7962