Summer Camp and Academic Institute COVID Guidelines

Our first priority is to ensure the safety of our campers, our camp staff, and members of the Saint Mary’s Community.  Based on guidance from the CDC, the State of Indiana, and Saint Joseph County, Saint Mary’s requires campers and their guests to comply with the following restrictions. 

Overnight campers are required to submit documentation of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, means the student has received either one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, at least two weeks before camp check in. Documentation should be submitted when filling out the Parental Consent Forms through Dynamic Forms. 

Pre-Arrival Testing: 
In order to minimize the risk of asymptomatic but positive campers joining us for the program, we strongly encourage campers to test within 24 hours before arriving on campus. Campers who present with COVID-like symptoms or who test positive should not attend camp.

Any camper is welcome to mask if they so choose. However, campers will be required to mask if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19,  if they become symptomatic, or at the staff’s discretion.

If a camper tests positive while at camp, the camper will be isolated under supervision and the parent/guardian will be contacted for immediate pick-up. No overnight isolation or quarantine space is available at Saint Mary’s. 

Other Information:
Campers or their family members who have a fever or respiratory symptoms are respectfully asked not to come to campus. Saint Mary’s is taking all possible steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. We believe that each camper and her family must educate themselves and make informed decisions. In order to attend camps at Saint Mary’s College, each camper and her family should self-monitor for COVID-like symptoms and must agree to the requirements listed above.