CONTACT PILGRIM DAY CAMP TODAY

1 Badger Road, Framingham, MA 01702

SUMMER

Memorial Day – August
508-875-8215, 508-875-8305

MAIN BUSINESS LINE

September – Memorial Day
508-875-4548

CONTACT PILGRIM DAY CAMP TODAY

1 Badger Road, Framingham, MA 01702

SUMMER

Memorial Day – August
508-875-8215
508-875-8305

MAIN BUSINESS LINE

September – Memorial Day
508-875-4548

2022 COVID-19 Policies

The following information details the current COVID-19 policies at Pilgrim Day Camp as of June 15, 2022. The policies and regulations are constantly changing in the state of Massachusetts. In the event that Massachusetts guidelines are updated prior June 26, 2022, we will update and modify our policies and notify camp families via email. This guide is formatted to match the Massachusetts Guidelines for recreational camps in addition to PDC’s own personal COVID policies. We continue to review the camp guidelines published by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and have worked with the Framingham Board of Health Department. In addition, we are closely connected to the American Camp Association’s national task force responsible for guidelines for safe summer camp operation.

Keeping camp healthy and COVID free is a joint effort between the staff at PDC and the families attending. We need complete transparency from parents. When in doubt, call us and we can help you make the best decision for your family!

Staffing and Operations General

 

  • Visitors (including parents) are not allowed on site (see below for additional information). 
  • Our camp nurses are our COVID specialists for staff and parents. Any questions about the COVID-19 policies and protocols at Pilgrim Day Camp should be directed to them during the camp season. 
  • We will have at least two Health Care supervisors on-site at all times and accommodate all cleaning requirements.
  • Remini App will be our tested communication system with parents, children at the camp, all staff, facility and/or grounds management, and emergency medical services. We have obtained parents’ email addresses and home, work, and mobile phone numbers so that staff can reach them at any time.
  • Continue to update health and safety requirements associated with COVID-19 and provide parents with information on the policies for preventing and responding to COVID-19.
  • Documentation collected will be maintained in a confidential manner and recorded in campers/health files in accordance 105 CMR 430.150
  • Our health care supervisors will review medical information submitted by parents and reach out to parents of high-risk children to discuss if additional protections are necessary, and what supports can be offered.
  • We are encouraging all staff and campers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending camp.
Visitors

To reduce the spread of COVID, we want to limit the number of visitors on site. Each parking lot will have different protocols. Parents and visitors are not allowed on-site throughout the day. 

 

Summer camp office/Nurse infirmary: No visitors inside, see below:

Camp Summer Office/ Nurse Infirmary: 

  1. Late Arrivals: Arrive at the summer office location. Once you have arrived please call 508-875-4548. 
  • If you are picking up early- please email us in advance. Once you arrive at the summer office park your car and call the office number. We will bring your child out to you and scan it to pick up.
  1. Nurse/Infirmary Pickup: Please park at the location shared with you by our Health Care Supervisor.  Call this number when you arrive _______, we will bring your child to your car. 
  2. Medication Drop-off: Please arrive at the summer camp office. Once you arrive, please call 508-875-4548 and the nurse will come out to get your medications. You can talk to them about any questions.
Face Masks and PPE

PDC is an outdoor camp. Masking is not required for campers and staff when outside including in the act of playing sports and other activities. There will be times when campers may need to be in a building (ie a special activity, changing in Edward’s House, or weather-related issues). 

 

Camp Health Office: Masks are required for all campers, staff, and parents entering the infirmary.

 

If you want your child to wear a mask at camp, our staff will help encourage mask-wearing for your camper. We will provide them with mask breaks and encourage social distancing. 

 

Daily Screening and Monitoring

The best way to keep everyone healthy this summer is by monitoring yourself and your children for new symptoms each morning. Communication with our camp nurse is key to providing a safe and happy summer for everyone at PDC. If you are unsure if you should send your child to camp, please call us 508-875-4548 or send an email to our nurse at __________. 

  1. Please contact us immediately via 508-875-4548 if you have been notified that your family has been in close contact with someone who has COVID or if someone in your family has tested positive for COVID.
  2. Staff will actively monitor children throughout the day for symptoms of any kind. 
  3. Campers and staff who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to upload proof of vaccination.
RESPONDING TO ILLNESS- ISOLATION, AND QUARANTINE

Isolation when the following symptoms have occurred:

  • Fever (100.0° and higher), feverish, had chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Gastrointestinal distress (Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)
  • New loss of taste or smell g. New muscle aches

We will call the family immediately to request permission to use an antigen test.

 

If asymptomatic individuals test negative, they may return to activities after their symptoms have improved and have been without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD GETS COVID

Always communicate with us when a child tests positive for COVID. Isolate for 5 days from when symptoms started or first positive test was done (whichever came first), may return on day 6 if symptoms are better. No additional testing is needed to return to camp. Wear a mask through day 10 when inside any buildings.

WHAT HAPPENS TO A GROUP IF A CHILD GETS COVID

We will immediately contact our camp families within that group stating that a child has tested positive for COVID. 

We will let you know if your child is considered a close contact:

  • You are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person if you were within 6 feet of them while indoors, for at least 15 minutes, while they were symptomatic or within the 48 hours before symptom onset.
  • You are also a close contact if you were within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes of someone while indoors, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the 48 hours before their test was taken or anytime in the 10 days after the test.

**Outside exposure = NO close contacts or quarantine 

OUTSIDE OF CAMP EXPOSURES:

Please let us know right away if a camper has been exposed to COVID. 

 

  • Vaccinated individuals may come to camp as long as they do not have any symptoms. 

 

  • Unvaccinated individuals who have been identified as a close contact should test every day before arriving at camp for 5 days. We will provide you with the test kits to do so.
  • Ages 3 and older who are unvaccinated may remain at camp if they test for 5 consecutive days 
    • masked days 1-5 (with the exception of time spent outdoors)
    • parents must test their child each day 
    • Share the results with the camp nurse each day
    • camper must be asymptomatic
  • If an individual cannot test each day for 5 consecutive days
    • individual must stay home for 5 days. 
    • We can provide all the test kits in these cases. 
WHAT IF IT’S NOT COVID?

A camper may return to camp with a negative COVID-19 test, improvement in symptoms, and if they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. If a provider makes an alternative diagnosis for the COVID-19 like symptoms, the individual may return to the camp/program based on the recommendations for that alternative diagnosis (unless in a quarantine due to a known exposure).

IF A STAFF MEMBER IS IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT

Healthcare workers, fully vaccinated individuals, or individuals who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days may continue to work if they do not develop symptoms.

If they are not fully vaccinated, an individual cannot return until they have met the criteria for discontinuing quarantine.

VACCINATION

We encourage all staff who are eligible to get vaccinated. All staff and campers must show proof of vaccination. If a staff member is not vaccinated, they are required to submit weekly COVID tests.

RAINY DAY/CAMP CANCELLATION

Please note that we will be outside even if it rains. 

  • If we have a random electrical storm, we will make sure everyone is safe and inside a building. 
  • If there is a chance of rain, PLEASE BRING RAIN GEAR. We will stay outside and play in the rain and have fun! Bring extra dry clothes, rain boots, etc. 
  • We will not provide a refund if you choose not to send your child to camp because of rain.

  • We reserve the right to cancel camp if the forecast calls for rain all day or dangerous weather, we will cancel camp or hold a half-day to avoid kids from being inside all day.
DROP OFF PROCEDURES

We have three different parking lots to keep the flow of traffic moving. Carpool is allowed this year again. Follow the signs to your drop off locations. We will provide a video before camp explaining where and how to drop off this year:

Group Drop Off Locations

  • Little Sunnies, Hearth, Alden, Plymouth, Pilgrim, Block – Edwards’ House Circle 
  • Birch, Quarry, Hickory, Banner, Pine-  Middle Parking Lot
  • Maple, Shady, Badger, White, Rocky, Senior Division, CIT- Upper Parking lot via 1620 Entrance

 

In the morning, please drop off your children at your different locations. In the afternoon carpool and families with more than one sibling may arrive to MIDDLE PARKING LOT. If you are picking up children at MULTIPLE parking lots, go to the MIDDLE PARKING LOT.