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Bob Jones University

Health & Safety Guidelines

Last update: 2021-06-01

Health & Hygiene

  • Facilities will be cleaned throughout the day.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning touchable surfaces.
  • Increased number of hand sanitizer stations around campus.
  • We will have medical personnel who will assist EDUcamp in any type of health situation.
  • Campers will be reminded about and have ample handwashing opportunities.

COVID Screening

  • All families will need to sign the COVID-19 waiver, per camper, before check-in for their first camp.
  • All families will be asked a series of health questions at every check-in.
    • The Elementary- and middle-school-level students will complete this every day.
  • Campers and families will have their temperatures checked at check-in.
  • Masks are optional for families but social distancing will be observed at check-in.

Limited Interactions

  • There will be multiple camps going on at the same time throughout the summer across campus.
  • To prevent any possible transmission of illness, all camps will be separated from one another to a certain degree. This includes housing for overnight camps, camp activities and mealtime in the dining common.

Masks

  • Masks may need to be worn for field trips off campus depending upon the requirements of the location.
  • Masks are optional for families, but social distancing will be observed at check-in.

Quarantine Procedures

  • If any camper displays signs of illness, that camper will be isolated, and parents/guardians will be contacted.
  • In addition, any isolation decision will be made in coordination with medical personnel.
  • All day campers will be immediately isolated until the parent or guardian can come to pick them up.
    • If the camper is not a day camper and is staying in the dorms, then they will be moved to another dorm building while camp personnel coordinate with the camper’s parent or guardian in determining the best course of action.


Overview

General Overview

We are excited about the upcoming summer and having you join us for a great camp season. We are also so thankful for your support and patience this year as we have worked toward determining our safety procedures and protocols for this summer. We want to assure you that we have your camper’s safety as our top priority in all our planning.  

EDUcamp has worked to balance safety and a return to a normal camp experience under the guidance of BJU’s Health & Safety Committee. With COVID-19 conditions continuing to improve in South Carolina, and dependent upon that trend continuing, EDUcamp has established policies as they relate to your family’s participation and experience.

High School Camp

If your camper is attending a high school-aged camp, they will no longer need a negative COVID-19 test prior to coming for their specific camp. We still will require families to answer several screening questions at check-in as well as bring in their completed COVID waiver to ensure a swift process in addition to temperatures being taken. Once campers have been screened, we will not require masks for all camp activities. Masks may need to be worn to field trips outside of campus depending upon the location’s requirements. Masks are optional for families but social distancing will be observed at check-in.

We will still be vigilant if any individual develops symptoms and will isolate them and get them the medical care they need. In the case of a camper displaying COVID-like symptoms, we will contact the parent/guardian to come immediately and remove the child from camp. Understand, that your camper may not be allowed back to camp if they are experiencing COVID symptoms and it will be the responsibility of the family to come and get the camper should that be required. Part of this vigilance means that there will be limited cross-camp interaction for most of the week to prevent any potential spread. Campers and staff will be monitored daily to ensure that camp can continue in this somewhat normal way.

Elementary or Middle School Camp

If your camper is attending an elementary- or middle-school-aged camp, then the camp screening process will look similar. We will not be requiring masks for all camp activities. Masks may need to be worn for off-campus field trips depending upon the location’s requirements. On the first day of camp please bring your completed COVID-19 waiver to ensure a swift check-in process. Masks are optional for families, but social distancing will be observed at check-in.

We will work with parents and guardians to ensure that all campers coming to camp are healthy. Each day, families will go through our screening questionnaire, and temperatures will be taken prior to entering camp. Cross-camp interaction will also be limited to ensure each level of camp is kept safe from one another to prevent any possible spread. If any camper displays COVID-like symptoms or other signs of illness, the parent/guardian will be contacted immediately, and the camper will be sent home. We do ask families to remain vigilant and careful throughout the week in order not to compromise the camp experience. Like our other camps, all staff will be monitored daily to ensure their healthy participation as well.  

We want to have as normal a camp as we possibly can but still be very careful in what we do to ensure an enjoyable time for everyone. We are very excited about having camp again and want to keep your camper safe at the same time. If COVID conditions change between now and camp, we will evaluate the situation and communicate with you when appropriate.

FAQ

Is camp still happening?

Yes, we are still having camp and are striving for a normal but safe camp experience.

Will you be requiring masks?

No, we are not requiring masks for any part of camp. Masks are optional for families, but social distancing will be observed at check-in.

What will happen if someone gets sick?

If a camper displays signs of illness, both the parent/guardians and medical personnel will be contacted to determine the best course of action. In most cases, the camper will be sent home immediately.

Are you social distancing?

We will be socially distancing individual camps from one another. To have a normal camp experience as much as possible, there will be limited interactions between camps by “podding” them. Social distancing will be observed at check-in.

Are you requiring tests or vaccines?

No, we are no longer requiring a negative test for high school-aged campers.

What about the camp showcases on Friday?

Camps that have a showcase on Friday will be open to families, provided that those family households pass temperature checks and screening questions. Building capacities will be observed, and there will be social distancing between family groups during seating.




If you have any questions, let us know.