Rivendell will be on a 2-hour delayed start for Thursday, Feb. 3. Drop-off begins at 10am and instruction at 10:30. Hot lunch will not be available.

Rivendell Summer Camp 2022 COVID-19 FAQ

Will campers and staff members need to wear face masks all day?

Rivendell has aligned with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment’s lifting of the local mask mandate. Masks are no longer required in the school. It is important to note that our youngest population in the school has not had the opportunity to get vaccinated and we have immunocompromised staff members, so we will continue to be a mask-friendly environment and support anyone who chooses to continue wearing a mask. If the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reinstates a mask mandate in the future, we will follow county guidelines.

How will drop off and pick up work this year?

All campers and parents will enter and exit through the front doors. On the first day of camp, please walk your child to their classroom. Your child's teachers will have important information to share with you. At the end of the day, parents will pick up their campers in their child’s classroom. Preschool parents are required by the Colorado Department of Human Services to sign their child in and out every day. Children can only be signed in and signed out by an authorized person as documented in the child’s camp registration. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Pick up is at 3:20 p.m. Pick up after 3:30 p.m. will result in a late fee of $25 per half hour.

Will campers be allowed to play on the playground?

Campers will be allowed to play on the playground in group sizes or cohorts that adhere to current recommendations from local and state public health officials. Campers will be required to wash their hands following all playground times.

Will staff and campers be screened for COVID-19 symptoms:

All summer camp staff members will follow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE’s) At Home COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool For Parents and Staff. We ask that all families also check their campers for COVID-19 symptoms each morning and follow the At Home COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool For Parents and Staff. Please do not send your child to camp if they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

What will you do if a case of COVID-19 is reported during camp?

If a case of COVID-19 is reported during camp, Rivendell will follow all state and local public health procedures and requirements for case reporting. We will work with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to determine what actions need to be taken.

Will summer camp staff monitor hand washing?

Staff will require campers to wash their hands each morning upon arrival at camp and at numerous times throughout the day such as before meals, after bathroom use and following activities and outside play.

Can my child bring hand sanitizer to camp?

Hand washing is more effective and always preferable to hand sanitizer. Campers will be required to wash their hands numerous times throughout the  day such as before meals, after bathroom use and following activities and outside play. Children under age 3 are not permitted to use hand sanitizer and children over age 3 may only use hand sanitizer under staff supervision, so we ask that your camp not bring hand sanitizer to camp.

What if my child is ill? What if it’s just the sniffles or a cold, not a fever?

Children should not be at camp with any symptoms, even mild ones. Campers who develop symptoms at school must go home immediately. Children do not have to have a fever to be positive for COVID-19. Children particularly can be positive for COVID-19 even with very mild symptoms that resemble the common cold such as a stuffy nose or a mild cough and spread the virus to others. 

If my child has been sick, when can they come/return to camp?

Rivendell follows all State of Colorado and Larimer Department of Health and Environment guidance on isolation, quarantine and returning to camp following illness. 

Following the State of Colorado’s How Sick is Too Sick guidelines, if a camper has any symptoms (see below) that are not due to a chronic illness, the child must take a COVID-19 test before returning to camp. Home tests are now acceptable for return to camp, but please note that molecular tests, like a PCR, are more accurate. Please send a photo of your test results to rivendell-camps@rivendell-school.org prior to sending you child back to camp.

What are COVID-19 Symptoms?

COVID-19 symptoms include: runny nose or congestion, cough, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, a fever of 100.4 or feeling feverish, chills, loss of taste or smell, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

What if my camper tests negative for COVID-19?

  • If a camper tests negative, but has a fever, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or cough, then the student should still stay home until symptoms have been resolved for at least 24 hours without medication. 
  • If a camper tests negative, but has a sore throat, runny nose/congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, then the student can return as long as all symptoms are improving and cough, shortness of breath, fever, diarrhea and vomiting have fully resolved.

What if my camper tests positive for COVID-19?

If a camper tests positive or chooses not to test, they must follow the State of Colorado and Larimer County health department’s isolation guidelines. If a camper test positive, please email rivendell-camps@rivendell-school.org right away.

Can my camper and their siblings come to camp while we wait for test results? 

If a camper is waiting on test results for any reason, they must remain out of camp until a negative test result is received. Unvaccinated siblings must also remain out of camp until a negative test result is received. Fully vaccinated siblings who are symptom free may continue to attend camp while test results are pending.

What if my child comes into contact with someone with COVID-19?

Campers who are not fully vaccinated and have had close contact (any household contact) with someone with COVID-19 must remain out of camp and quarantine for 5 full days following their last exposure date. The camper may return on days 6-10 if they can wear a well-fitting mask at school. If the child cannot wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth, they must stay out for 10 full days following their last exposure date. Close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to a positive test) until the time the COVID positive patient is isolated. Individuals who are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms do not need to quarantine following a close contact.

How are you managing high touch areas like water fountains, toys and door handles?

We are following CDC and state and local health department requirements for cleaning and disinfecting. Rivendell’s cleaning crew and staff are trained on these requirements.  

Will you disinfect playground equipment after each use?

It is not required that playground equipment be disinfected after each use. However, all campers will be required to wash their hands after playing on playground equipment.

Can my child attend camp if we’ve been out of state or traveled internationally within the last 14 days? 

Your child may attend camp if they are free of COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with an individual suspected of having COVID-19. If you suspect that your family was in contact with individuals with COVID-19 or if your family was in a high risk travel situation, we kindly ask that you act responsibly regarding summer camp attendance to help keep our summer camp community healthy and safe. Precautionary testing is always appreciated.

What are the Cancellation and Refund Policies this year?

All deposits are non-refundable. 

  • Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to the first day of the camp session to receive a full refund less the non-refundable deposit fees. 
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before the first day of the camp session will receive a 50% refund less the non-refundable deposit fees. 
  • Cancellations made on or after the first day of the camp session will not receive a refund.

Campers may cancel a camp and move to a new camp if space is available at no additional charge (balances and payments will be adjusted if the new camp price is different from the canceled camp). Non-refundable deposit fees for canceled camps may not be applied towards the tuition of other camps. Non-refundable deposit fees and no-show fees are required as we consistently have wait lists and are turning away other families when we reserve a space for your child(ren). Additionally, these fees cover the cost of the staff time needed to process and cancel registrations and manage wait lists.

What about Refunds due to COVID-19?

If a camper cannot attend camp due to a COVID-19 isolation or quarantine order, we will issue a refund prorated for missed days once a copy of the order is submitted to us.

If I have questions not listed here, who should I contact?

If you have questions that are not listed here, please contact our Summer Camp Coordinator, Kara, at rivendell-camps@rivendell-school.org or kara@rivendell-school.org