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Summer Camps and Programs

You will find the latest summer camp and program guidance from the University below.

Overview for Day and Residential Summer Programs 2022

Programs involving minors of all ages (Eastman School of Music ages 15+ only) will be offered in Summer 2022 with the following guidelines:

  • All participants must follow current University COVID guidelines and regulations, including the protocols outlined on this page as well as University face mask requirements.
  • Vaccine requirements are in place for participants.
  • Minor participants and/or their parents are obligated to inform program directors of any COVID symptoms immediately. Those displaying symptoms will undergo testing and quarantine measures, including quarantine and isolation housing measures on River Campus and Eastman Campus if needed.
  • A fee from University Health Service (UHS) will be assessed to programs for each participant to cover UHS monitoring, testing and administrative fees. Rate is $14 per minor, per week.

Vaccination requirements

All minors must be fully vaccinated with two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination 21 days prior to the start of their summer program.

Exemptions:

  • Request for medical exemptions will be allowed. UHS will review all medical exemption requests.
  • Religious exemptions for K-12 students will not be allowed.

Matriculated University students participating in programs should submit their vaccine information to UHS through UHSConnect.

For camp and program participants who are non-matriculated students, proof of vaccination will be collected by program directors. Students can submit proof by sending a scanned copy of their COVID-19 vaccine card to the camp or program director. The card must show the student’s name, date of birth, the vaccine manufacturer, lot number and date each dose was given. UHS can provide further training on the appropriate way to evaluate vaccination paperwork.

Quarantine and testing

For residential programs, any minor experiencing symptoms will be temporarily quarantined until a negative rapid COVID test can be obtained. For day programs, any minor experiencing symptoms will be placed in temporary quarantine until their parent arrives. Programs are responsible for providing supervision for any minors while in quarantine and should plan for additional staffing as needed to cover any supervision needs that may arise.

UHS will test all residential program minors who are symptomatic:

  • If a minor displays COVID symptoms, parent(s) will be contacted to get permission to conduct a rapid test, and/or the program will confirm parental permission to administer a test if it was previously granted on the program registration.
  • If a minor displays:
    • Mild symptoms: a rapid test will be conducted and if negative, the minor will return to program. The program should notify the parent(s) that a test was conducted.
    • Severe symptoms: a rapid test will be conducted and if negative, the parent(s) will be contacted for permission to conduct a PCR test.  Parents will be notified of the result.

Any minor with a positive rapid test will have their parents notified to come pick them up. The parent can determine if UHS will conduct a PCR or if they would like to take the student elsewhere for testing. Any minor testing positive for COVID needs to be picked up by a parent or guardian within 24 hours of the positive test result. Minors cannot be put on a plane to fly back to their residence. A charge of $500 will be assessed for students who are not picked up within 24 hours.

Quarantine and isolation housing for minors (River Campus)

For residential programs, programs are responsible for working directly with Dining Services to ensure food is ordered from a standardized menu for any student in temporary quarantine.

  • Programs are responsible for the full cost of the food provided.
  • Orders must be placed within an hour of the student entering quarantine/isolation. Meals provided for multiple days can be stored in a microfridge and warmed in the microwave/kitchen. The program will be responsible for ordering the meals and picking them up from the 2nd floor kitchen in Douglass Commons.
  • Programs may also arrange for shelf stable beverages and snacks to keep on hand for their students.

Quarantine and isolation housing for minors (Eastman Campus)

There will be designated floor(s) at the Eastman School of Music for Q&I (one area for quarantine and one area for isolation). This will allow for rooms for both the program supervisor and the symptomatic minor.

Eastman will handle food delivery to students in Q&I.

  • Programs are responsible for the full cost of the food provided.
  • Orders must be placed within an hour of the student entering quarantine/isolation. Meals provided for multiple days can be stored in a microfridge and warmed in the microwave/kitchen. The program will be responsible for ordering the meals and picking them up from the Eastman Dining Center.
  • Programs may also arrange for shelf stable beverages and snacks to keep on hand for their students.
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