We hope your family is healthy and safe and you are looking forward to a fantastic 2022 summer camp season. We are posting this message in late December 2021 and will update it as necessary going forward as summer 2022 draws near. Meanwhile, we will take the following health and safety measures to protect campers, staff, and families against the spread of COVD-19.
Limited Capacity: Particpant capacity will be limited to 50% of normal for each age group.
Vaccination: Our counselors will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Eligible campers may be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arrival at camp. Others may need to show proof of a negative COVID test prior to starting camp.
Physical Distancing: Campers and staff will be spaced out the buses with the windows down. Participants will be spaced apart to the extent feasible while at camp.
Sanitation: Campers and staff will santize/wash their hands throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the campsite. Toys and equipment will be sanitized throughout the day with limited-to-no sharing among groups. Buses will be disinfected each day.
Face coverings: Campers and staff will wear masks on the buses. Mask-wearing will be optional during the camp day.
Limited Capacity: In the past, we've hosted hundreds of kids at camp. In light of COVID-19, capacity is restricted to just 30 campers.
Vaccination: Camp counselors and staff will be fully vaccinated. Eligible campers are required to be fully vaccinated prior to attending camp. Campers who are inelligible for vaccination much show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of arriving at camp.
Physical Distancing: Participants will be spaced apart to the extent feasible while at camp. Campers will generally partipcate in camp activities within their own camper groups, separate from other groups.
Sanitation: Campers and staff will santize/wash their hands throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the campsite. Toys and equipment will be sanitized throughout the day with limited-to-no sharing among groups. Camp vehicles will be disinfected each day. Most meals will be eaten outside.
Face coverings: Campers and staff will wear masks when traveling in camp vehicles and while participating in indoor activites, except we do not anticipate mask-wearing will be required within cag bin groups since campers and staff will generally remain with their own groups separated from other groups.
Air Travel: Participants traveling to Hawaii must follow the rules and regulations outlined on the Hawaii Safe Travels website . These may include showing including proof of vaccination status and/or a negative COVID test from an approved facility within 72 hours of entering Hawaii and attending camp.
This Post Will Be Updated as Necessary
Teri and Eric Naftulin own Aloha Beach Camp. Teri's sister is a director at the CDC in Atlanta, so we're constantly getting updates from her before the general public, which allows us to get an upper hand on safety measures.
At the same time, considering the situation surrounding COVID-19 is always changing, we will update this post as necessary and publish a more definitive guide as we get closer to summer.
For now, now this is the plan.
As you may know, Aloha Beach Camp was unable to open this summer (2020) as a result of Covid-19. Sadly, we are also unable to open our annual Fall early discount program -- which we know so many families look forward to every year -- this year for the same reason. Instead, we hope to open enrollment for next summer's program (COVID-19 permitting) sooner rather than later, and hopefully by January 1, 2021. We look forward to seeing you at camp next summer, but please note we expect pent-up demand for camp to be at an all-time high. Since we are only a small camp with limited availability, we anticipate selling out quickly once enrollment opens for camp next summer. If you would like to be notified when enrollment opens for next summer, please send us an email at email@example.com to let us know you'd like to join our 2021 interest list. As soon as registration opens for camp next summer, we will email you to let you know so you can sign up right away and beat everyone else to the punch. Stay safe!
This blog is written and maintained by Eric D. Naftulin, Aloha Beach Camp's owner and Executive Director the the past 20 years.