Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, with guidance from the Camp Medical Committee, in consultation with State & County Health Departments, and recommendations from the American Camp Association, Children’s Oncology Camping Association, and the Center for Disease Control, have developed the following safety precautions for Summer Camp 2022

 

Vaccination Requirements:

Every camper, volunteer and staff member attending Camp must provide proof that they are up-to-date on the recommended COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the CDC at the time of camp. "Up-to-date" is defined as:

 
  1. Everyone must receive a Primary Series COVID-19 vaccine defined as the following:

    1. Two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine,

    2. The primary series of Pfizer includes a third dose for ages 5–17 years with moderate to severe immunocompromised conditions. The third dose occurs 28 days after the second dose in the primary series.

    3. The primary series of Pfizer & Moderna includes a third dose for people ages 18 years and older with moderate to severe immunocompromised conditions. This third dose occurs 28 days after the second dose in the primary series.

 

  1. In addition, those who are eligible will receive a Booster to be considered “up to date”. You are consider “boosted” right after you have received your booster shot.

    1. Teens 12–17 should only get a Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine booster at least 5 months after completing the primary series

    2.  Everyone 18+ who received Pfizer or Moderna primary series should get a booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna at least 5 months after completing the primary series

    3. Everyone ages 18+ who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna at least 2 months after the first dose of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine. You may get J&J/Janssen in some situations.

 

See Camp's Statement on COVID Protocol Policy here.

 

For additional information on CDC vaccine and booster recommendations for children and teens please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html

NOTEThese guidelines may be updated as the CDC revises its recommendations. Any changes in requirements will be communicated in a timely manner.

 

Camper Medical Forms:

  • ALL Campers will need to submit a new Medical Form. 
  • PATIENT CAMPERS who are on active treatment OR less than a year off treatment, will be required to have their Medical Form filled out and signed by their Oncologist.    
  • SIBLINGS and PATIENTS who are more than 1 year off treatment may have their general physician fill out their medical form. 

 

COVID-19 Testing Prior to Camp Arrival:

  • Proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to your Camp Session must be submitted for all attending. We recommend that campers, limit their public and large group activity for the 72 hours prior to their camp session.
  • Resources for finding FREE PCR testing sites:

 

Health Screenings:

  • We will conduct health screenings (signs of symptoms, temperature checks, etc.) for all Campers, Volunteers, and Staff members at check-in. Anyone showing symptoms will not be able to attend.

 

Daily Symptom Monitoring:

  • We will be monitoring for symptoms (temperature checks, etc.) during each day of the summer sessions. Anyone showing symptoms will be checked and, if necessary, quarantined &/or required to go home.

 

Camp Session Precautions:

  • Masks will be required for bus ride, in the Dining Hall for meals when not seated at their table, and other large, indoor group gatherings.
  • Reduced session sizes – reduced Camper & Volunteer numbers at each session allows for fewer cabins and the ability to distance each cabin group more effectively.
  • Altered activities – outdoor activities whenever possible
  • Increased availability and usage of hand sanitizing stations and increased Camp-wide disinfecting and cleaning.

 

NOTE: These guidelines may be updated as recommendations change from CDC, Camp Medical Committee, and State & County Health Departments. Any changes in requirements will be communicated in a timely manner.