Health & Safety
The health and safety of our campers is and always has been one of our top priorities. Due to the current health conversations in our nation, we have upgraded our procedures and policies in order to make our Brookhill families feel comfortable sending their children to our summer program. Find ongoing information on our Covid-19 response here (updated 5-26).
Note: All of our facilities, including bunkhouses are open air. The campers are never in a completely enclosed room.
- 2 weeks before your camp session you will be sent an email newsletter containing a link to the pre-camp screening health form. This form must be completed before your camp check-in day.
CAMPER SCREENING WHILE AT CAMP
SCREENING On Check in Day
Initial Covid – 19 Screening. All campers are screened by trained staff before check in is permitted
Temperature checks will be conducted with our infrared thermometers on every individual in the vehicle by a member of our First Aid Team before Check In and before they are permitted to be around any other campers or staff. If an individual in your vehicle has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, all individuals in the car will not be permitted to enter camp premises)
The following questions will be asked to each camper prior to entering camp facilities:
- Have you had a temperature of 100.4 or higher within the last 14 days?
- Do you have cough/shortness of breath?
- Have you had Pneumonia/Flu in the last 14 days?
- Have you travelled out of the country in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days?
Once the temperature check is complete, each camper will screened for lice by First Aid Team and will complete a Health Evaluation, signed and turned in before luggage drop off is permitted
Any camper who is symptomatic or is suspected of being symptomatic for COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend camp.
ONGOING SCREENING While at Camp
- Campers temperature will be checked by their cabin senior counselor every morning before joining the rest of the campers
- Campers will be screened using our “Camper Check-Up” list given to our staff, every day at lunch time
- Campers will be screened before bedtime by their cabin senior counselor with immediate access to a member of our First Aid Team if required
- Campers who are flagged as high risk (using our Pre-Camp Screening Form), will be screened at lunch time by a member of our First Aid Team
- All campers are required to thoroughly sanitize their hands before and after every meal
- Hand sanitizer will be available by the front door of every cabin and multiple locations around camp
- Campers are required to use these upon entering and exiting the cabin or any area of camp
- In 2020 we are requiring hand sanitization at the beginning and conclusion of all activities throughout the day
- Our hand sanitizer contains at least 62% alcohol as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Proactive Cafeteria Protocols
- All hands are sanitized prior to entering and upon exiting the dining halls
- Clean up after meals is done by summer staff wearing sanitary gloves
- Tables are sanitized using an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commercial grade disinfectant
- All kitchen staff will be required to wear masks and gloves during food preparation and service
- All of our bunkhouses are open air
- Our mattresses are hypoallergenic, plastic mattresses which are sanitized weekly using an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commercial grade disinfectant
- Our bunks are made of treated, solid wood and are disinfected daily with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commercial grade disinfectant
Proactive Facilities Sanitization
- Every cabin is sanitized daily by the Senior Counselor of that bunkhouse who has been thoroughly trained, with particular attention to frequently used items such as light switches, outlets, door knobs, ladders and railing of bunk beds
- Every bathroom is cleaned and sanitized daily using the recommended methods set forth by the CDC
Sick Camper Protocol
Staff & Care
Access and Location:
- Every camper has 24 hour access to our First Aid Department as well as our On Site Registered Nurse
- Our camp is located 2.9 miles from CHI S.t Vincent Convenient Care
- Our camp is located 12 miles from CHI St. Vincent Hospital (Level II Trauma Center)
Our First Aid Staff:
- 3 First Aid Counselors (all have been well trained in camper health assessments)
- On Site Registered Nurse
Our All Summer Staff receive training in:
- How to administer basic first aid
- How to administer CPR
- How to administer and record daily camper temperatures
- How to give a “Camper Check Up”