COVID-19 Guidelines

The Diocese of Savannah summer camps are committed to the health and safety of all campers, counselors, and staff especially during this global pandemic of COVID-19. The following guidelines will be utilized throughout our camps this summer in Claxton. In line with CDC guidelines, we have identified several commitments to insure the health and safety of all members of our summer programs.

For Parents Prior to Camp

  • Each camper commits to being free of illness including: fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, congestion for at minimal of 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Each camper and parent confirms that no member of his/her household has exhibited any of the following signs and symptoms of COVID in the past two weeks: fever, chills, cough, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, shortness of breath, headache, muscle weakness, or loss of smell or taste.
  • Each camper and parent can answer “no” to all the following questions:
    • 1) Have you been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID in the past 14 days?
    • 2) Are you or a family member experiencing any COVID symptoms as listed above?
    • 3) Have you tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days?

During Camp

  • Each camper will be trained to keep good handwashing standards throughout his/her stay.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout points of entry into buildings and utilized numerous times daily.
  • Campers and staff will be informed to not share any personal items like water bottles, cups, clothing and toiletries.
  • If a camper becomes ill during his/her stay:
    • 1) Parents of the ill camper will be notified to come pick up their child.
    • 2) The dorm will be sanitized and all other exposed campers parents will be notified.
    • 3) Group size will be limited this year to no more than 60 people.

After Camp

  • Parents and youth leaders will communicate any camper illness during the two weeks following summer camp with the Camp Director or Nurse.
  • Camp Director or Nurse will communicate any health concerns of ill campers with respective parents of exposed campers promptly after notification.

Keeping Camp Clean

  • Campers and staff will provide all personal products: water bottles, bedding, towels, clothing, and toiletries.
  • Before campers arive, camp counselors will sanitize each dorm room and high touch common areas.
  • Each night: camp counselors will sanitize bathroom and high touch dorm areas.
  • Throughout the day: camp counselors and medical staff will sanitize high touch and common space areas.
  • Campers will be encouraged to maintain good hand hygiene, maintain social distancing when possible, and report any signs and symptoms of illness to the Nurse and counselors.
  • At the end of camp: each dorm, meeting room, bathroom, and eating area will be sanitized to ensure a clean and safe environment.
  • Gloves will be worn during all food distribution and meal service.
  • Good hand hygiene will be utilized by all staff members.
  • Everyone will utilize hand hygiene stations prior to meals.
  • Meal servers and service lines will be sanitized before and after meals.
  • Hand hygiene signs will be posted in each restroom.
  • State mandates will be followed throughout our camps.



Fr. Pablo Migone


Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.