Safety Plan & Operating Playbook

Summer 2021

Our summer 2021 protocols and procedures are based on COVID-19 considerations that may impact campers this summer. While the infection rate is currently incredibly low, the large majority of our campers are unvaccinated and could be impacted as a contact of someone that tests positive for COVID-19. Therefore we are continuing to follow the established best practices from last summer, although the NYS Department of Health has rescinded all COVID required guidelines.  We will continue to monitor the health metrics in our area and update our safety plan as necessary. Our goal is to ensure that the Mohawk community remains healthy and that no camper experiences a quarantine this summer.

Summer 2021 Update

Updated July 2, 2021

At this time, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Westchester Department of Health (WDOH) have rescinded all specific COVID-19 safety guidelines. The 2021 Mohawk Day Camp Safety Plan & Operating Playbook for this summer is based on the 2020 camp guidelines and our established best practices from opening last summer.

Bus transportation will be provided throughout Westchester, CT, NYC, and Brooklyn.  Both campers and staff members will be required to wear face coverings while on the bus this summer.  Learn More

Campers will receive instructional swim daily. It will be a structured program, led by a qualified swim instructor, and cater to each camper’s ability. Mohawk’s 8-heated pools provide the necessary space to accommodate the state and local guidelines requiring the campers in each pod to remain constant and not mix with other pods, while still offering an exceptional instructional swim program.

Face coverings will not be required to be worn by campers or fully vaccinated staff.  Only unvaccinated staff members will be required to wear face coverings at all times.   All staff members and campers are required to wear face coverings while riding the bus.

Campers will always be outside or in open-air spaces while participating in activities. Campers are protected from the sun with many activities taking place in open-air program studios, large tents, screened yurts, or pavilions to keep campers protected as well. In addition, each pod will have its own dedicated bunk to use for changing after each swim period.

Mohawk has plenty of open-air, covered space to accommodate all campers in the event of rain. The camp will be open every day throughout the 8 weeks of camp, rain or shine.

We will once again ensure that pods remain constant with the same staff and campers throughout the summer.  Campers that are enrolled for non-consecutive weeks will be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to rejoining their pod.  

Campers starting after week 1 or campers that are enrolled for non-consecutive weeks will be required to submit a negative test within 48 hours of their first day of camp or the first day returning to camp after a week off. PCR or rapid antigen tests will be accepted. All testing must be completed at testing locations in NY, NJ or CT. Negative COVID test results should be uploaded to the Parent Dashboard forms section no later than 8pm the night before your camper’s first day returning to camp.

If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or required to quarantine due to an exposure caused at the camp, Mohawk Day Camp will provide the opportunity for the camper to make up the missed days, based on availability.  If we are unable to reschedule the missed days, a pro-rated family credit towards camp 2022 or refund will be provided.

If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or required to quarantine due to an exposure caused outside of the camp, Mohawk will provide the opportunity to make up the missed days, based on availability.  If we are unable to reschedule the missed days, only a pro-rated family credit towards camp 2022 will be provided.