Our collective responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to facilitate a healthy and safe summer, means all those attending and affiliated with Landon Summer are asked to follow these health and safety protocols.
Please note that health and safety guidelines are subject to change.
- Vaccination Policy
- Symptom Management
- Quarantine Policies
- Sanitation and Campus Upgrades
- Family Commitment
- Voluntary Participation
- Assumption of Risk
- Subject to Revision as Guidance Evolves
All staff and age-eligible participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work and enroll in programming.
A person ages 5 to 17 is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks (14 days) after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Teens ages 12-17 are highly encouraged to get a booster dose 5 months after their primary series.
A person 18 and older is considered fully vaccinated and up-to-date if they have completed their primary series (a single dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) and have received a booster or it has been less than 5 months since last dose of a two-dose mRNA series or less than 2 months since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Proof of vaccination will be required as part of the registration process.
At this time, programs for rising first graders and older are planning to operate as mask-optional indoors and outdoors. Please talk with your child about what your family’s expectations are for mask wearing. We ask that all members of Landon Summer be respectful of each individual’s choice in this matter. We will do our best to support all our campers and help them feel comfortable in their choices.
For our PreK/K programs, including Preschool Day Camp, Art in Motion Dance, Tennis Central Mini Spartans, and Brit-Am Soccer, we are planning to operate as mask optional for outdoor time only. When campers and staff in these programs are indoors, they will be expected to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions include eating, drinking, and medical emergencies. Mask breaks will be given through the camp day. During this time, campers and staff members will ensure they are safely distanced from one another.
The mask policy is subject to change according to CDC and State and local health department guidelines.
The mask must meet the following standards: multi-ply fabric, fits snugly over the nose and mouth area, is not loose or open, and is worn with straps over the ears or tied around the back of the head. Wearing scarves or bandanas as masks will not be allowed.
Landon Summer will follow a strict symptom management plan at camp. The following CDC recommended precautions will be taken:
- The camper/staff member will be removed from their group immediately.
- Trained medical staff will assess anyone with possible COVID-19 symptoms.
- If a camper or staff member shows symptoms, they will be sent home.
To return to camp, the camper or staff member must be symptom free for 24 hours (without medication), provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test and provide written clearance from their physician. All documentation must be sent to the camp nurse who will clear the camper or staff member to return to camp.
Landon Summer will follow any travel and/or exposure quarantine policies and procedures required by the Maryland Department of Health, as well as follow all protocols employed by Landon School and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a camper is exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus, that camper will be subject to quarantine requirements as appropriate for their state of vaccination (or lack thereof).
- Additional cleaning support has been hired.
- High touch areas will be disinfected throughout each day, and a deep cleaning of facilities will occur every evening.
- Shared equipment and buses will be disinfected between uses.
- Touchless faucets and touchless toilet flushing have been installed in bathrooms.
- Additional hand sanitizer dispensers and hand-washing stations have been installed throughout campus.
- Upgrades have been made to the HVAC systems, including the installation of ionization technology, and updated small micron MERV filters.
For this plan to be successful, Landon Summer will require families to:
- Complete all required medical forms and clearance, if applicable.
- Ensure your account is up to date with emergency contact information listed.
- Monitor your child’s health prior to the start and throughout their camp session.
- Communicate with Landon Summer staff openly about any health concerns.
- Limit social interaction outside of school and have them refrain from participation in large gatherings where they will be at a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission.
- All families and employees are expected to follow directives from national, state, and local authorities to maintain their own health and safety during this pandemic.
Parents understand that the camper’s participation in Landon Summer is voluntary, and that camp has not made available alternative virtual learning plans for those campers who are unable to attend in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any other medical issue or for any other reason. By permitting their child to come to campus, parents acknowledge that the child(ren) is/are in good health and able and willing to attend Landon Summer camp for the camp dates in the summer of 2022.
COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to be spread by person-to-person contact; as a result, federal and state health agencies recommend masking, physical distancing, and various other measures to mitigate the risk of contracting the virus. Landon School and Landon Summer have implemented reasonable preventative protocols, policies, and procedures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Campers, counselors, and their families are expected to adhere to these protocols in order to reduce the risks of contracting or spreading the virus at camp.
Despite the protocols and procedures in place to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on campus, there are inherent risks that campers, counselors and/or their families may become infected with COVID-19 due to the camper’s participation in in-person activities as part of the summer camp at Landon School. Parents understand, acknowledge, and voluntarily assume these risks on behalf of themselves and the campers. These risks include, but are not limited to, the following: exposure to COVID-19, becoming infected with COVID-19, or becoming a symptomatic or asymptomatic carrier of the virus.
It is possible that a camper is already an asymptomatic carrier of the virus before attending camp and may infect other campers, counselors, employees, or other individuals at Landon Summer as a result of his/her presence on campus. Any person who receives a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, including a camper, counselor, or their family member, may encounter extended quarantine/self-isolation, additional tests, medical care, hospitalization, other potential complications, and the risk of death. By allowing their child to participate in Landon Summer on campus, parents understand, acknowledge, and voluntarily assume these risks.
Landon School and Landon Summer have relied on the advice of public health experts and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Local and State guidance, in developing these protocols. Landon Summer may revise or update this Policy from time to time, as necessary or appropriate, or as public health guidance evolves.