2021 COVID-19 POLICY & PROCEDURE:

  1. Up to 90 campers will be enrolled in each session
    1. Full payment, completion of the on-line registration form, and electronic submission of the 2021 medical form secure your spot.
    2. If the State of Maine requires us to have fewer than 90 campers then campers will be admitted in order of secured enrollment (as defined above in 1a).  All other campers would receive a full refund in this circumstance.
  2. The remainder of our 2021 COVID policies, procedures, and protocols will be updated as the State of Maine changes its regulations, the American Camping Association (ACA) revises its best-practice recommendations, or the Maine Youth Camping Association (MYCA) advises us.  
    1. Any COVID-related policy change will be shared with all enrolled families and on our FaceBook.
    2. Please see our 2021 refund policy for all questions on refunds.
  3. As of March 15, 2021, Hoop Camp will require all campers to receive a Negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of the session in which he or she is enrolled.
  4. Only one parent or guardian will be allowed to drop-off and pick-up their camper.  
  5. At drop-off the parent and his or her camper, after providing a negative COVID test result conducted within 72 hours of arrival, will be directed to their assigned cabin.  Your son or daughter’s counselor will:
    1. Administer a temperature check and record the result and your son or daughter’s answers to a series of health screening questions.
    2. Review camp policies and procedures, answer questions, direct you to a bunk, and get your signature on the sign-in sheet.
  6. Arrivals will occur between Noon and 2 p.m. on the Sunday of your session, but in two different time blocks by the last name.
    1. Campers with the last name beginning with an A through K will arrive between Noon and 12:30.
    2. Campers with the last name beginning with an L through Z will arrive between 1 p.m. and 1:30.
    3. Please do not arrive at camp prior to your assigned time.
  7. Daily health screening will be conducted each morning prior to cabin departure for breakfast.
    1. Temperatures will be checked and the same set of health questions will be answered by each camper and recorded by the Counselor.
    2. Any camper exhibiting COVID symptoms will be sent to an isolation area until his or her parents arrive to take them home.
    3. Enrollment in camp signifies a parent’s agreement to get a COVID PCR or antigen test for his or her camper if they are sent home because of COVID symptoms, and to share the results of that test with the Camp Nurse so she can begin any necessary contact tracing.
    4. Any campers sent home for COVID symptoms or contact tracing WILL NOT receive a refund.   
  8. Camper pick-up will follow the reverse order on the Thursday of your camper’s session – and only one parent or guardian will be allowed at camp to sign his or her camper out of camp.
  9. In addition to pre-camp testing and daily health screening the camp will follow other mandated and recommended procedures and protocols:
    1. Masks are required while at camp per the State of Maine.  If Governor Mills’ executive order is revised prior to any camp session we will re-align our policy to make sure we are following the Governor’s legal order.
    2. Hand sanitizers will be at the entrance to each cabin, by the entrance to each basketball court, the dining hall, camp store, and the infirmary.
    3. Camp staff will be fully vaccinated, and as of March 15, 2021, will be required to be tested within 72 hours of arrival at camp.