04/17 2022

Preparing for Camp with COVID-19 Safety

After a long break from the COVID19 pandemic, we are very happy to be able to reopen the camp and welcome everyone to our beautiful mountain and rustic but cozy facility at BYA Harmony Pines.  The safety and health of our campers and staff are always of utmost importance and the highest priority during this challenging time.  Therefore, we will take every precautionary measure that we think it's necessary to keep our campers and staff safe and well so that everyone can enjoy their time here as worry-free as possible.

+ COVID-19 Prevention Protocols:

With the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the United States, we are reviewing and updating health-related plans and procedures as needed to comply with health officials and ensure that everyone has a safe and enriching camp experience this summer.

All campers must be fully vaccinated, except for medical reasons and special considerations on a case-by-case basis to be reviewed and approved by our Camp Director.  If you simply choose not to be vaccinated as a personal choice, we respectfully ask you to wait for future camp participation when the spreading condition of COVID-19 is more stable.

Prior to arriving at camp sessions, all campers must show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours for fully vaccinated individuals and within 24 hours for approved unvaccinated individuals.  All campers will also be tested onsite with a rapid test kit provided by us during the camp check-in.  If any campers are tested positive, they will be sent home to prevent an outbreak at camp.  A 24-hour negative PCR test may be required then to confirm if any campers wish to return. 

+ COVID-19 Resources:

Community Tracker for COVID-19

Vaccines for Children and Teens

Indoor Mask Update

As always, camps should follow their state and local guidance at a minimum.  We plan not to wear masks during camp sessions but will respect any campers who wish to do so.

+ Packing List for Campers:

Locked trunks or suitcases are not allowed – in fact, to ensure the safety of all campers and staff, trunks, suitcases, and belongings may be checked for appropriateness of items brought to camp.