The American Camp Association just finally released their long awaited field guide for operating Summer Camps. Below are the links to the document that they sent out
Now available to you are all chapters of the educational resources developed by Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E), a Boston-based consulting firm specializing in environmental health. EH&E developed these resources with an expert panel of pediatricians, Association of Camp Nursing (ACN) experts, epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, industrial hygiene experts, and environmental health scientists to assist camps with decision-making and implementation planning for this summer and beyond. The Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance will continue to be updated as new relevant information becomes available. In addition to sharing these educational resources with the camp community, they will be shared with the Centers for Disease Control and state and local health departments, as well as out-of-school-time program leaders.
All camp professionals should plan to join us for the next Town Hall, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time to ask the expert panel questions related to these resources. The field of camp is wide and varied, and individual camps will partner with public health authorities to determine their ability to operate in person this summer. With this in mind, EH&E will also be hosting a Town Hall for state and local public health officials, Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. Please invite your local health official to join this Town Hall.
ACA will continue to work in good faith for every camp, providing the camp community with new resources this week for virtual camp, camp in a box, new models for in-person camp, and camps that have already made the decision not to operate in-person this summer.