COVID-19 Information

Summer 2022

(updated 5/23/22)

We are committed to running a quality program focused on the physical and emotional health of our campers and staff. The guidelines and recommendations established by the American Camp Association, the Centers for Disease Control, state officials and our local health department will serve as the framework for our COVID safety protocols.

While the risk of contracting COVID cannot be eliminated, Walton’s Grizzly Lodge is well suited for most of the current recommendations. As the situation evolves, we will assess and adjust as needed. Some activities and events may be altered based on current health recommendations.

As always, we rely on parents to ensure that campers are healthy before they travel to camp. We ask that you make common-sense decisions and limit potential exposures in the week prior to your child’s arrival. This includes exposure to COVID, Flu, Norovirus and other contagious illness. Campers who are traveling by plane should wear a well fitted mask to reduce potential exposure.
Upon arrival at camp we will conduct a health screening including temperature check and exposure questions.

Vaccination: Up-to-date Covid vaccination is required for all campers and staff. This includes boosters for ALL campers who are at least 5 months post their primary series.

COVID Testing: All campers must provide results of a negative COVID-19 antigen test obtained the morning of arrival to camp. Parents are responsible for conducting this test. Please bring the completed test with you to camp to show our healthcare staff. In an effort to ensure there are no un-identified COVID cases at camp, our healthcare staff will conduct an additional COVID-19 antigen test for all campers and staff on the Tuesday after arrival. Campers will self-swab the inside of their nose and our staff will run the test. This testing is a requirement and campers may not opt-out. This testing will be paid for by camp. 

Health Services: Healthcare staff conduct daily screenings to assess for illness. CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine of sick campers and those with exposure or suspected or confirmed COVID infection, will be followed.

Positive COVID Test Results:  While at camp, any camper who tests positive for COVID will be isolated from other campers immediately and will need to be picked up from camp as soon as possible and not later than within 24 hours. (Parents are required to have an emergency contact who is within 6 hours from camp.) The camper may return to camp after five days if symptoms have resolved and they have a negative COVID antigen test.

Following the most recent exposure guidelines for vaccinated individuals, cabin mates and other exposed individuals will continue with camp unless they are symptomatic and test positive for COVID. Those individuals will be asked to mask while indoors around those outside their immediate cabin group and will be tested on Day 4/5 from exposure.  Masks will be provided by camp in this instance. You may also choose to send your camper with their preferred surgical style mask in case they are needed.

Opening Day: We will continue our drive-through format for drop-off on Opening Day of each session. We found this process to be a smooth transition for campers and parents. The drive-through health screening will include a temperature check, covid vaccination confirmation, medication drop-off and lice screening.

Program: Program modifications will be made as needed based on current guidance from the CDC.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before October 1st = $100 Cancellation Fee
Cancellations after October 1st and before January 1st = $250 Cancellation Fee
Cancellations after January 1st = $500 Cancellation Fee (No refund of deposit)
April 20th = Payment in full.  After 4/20 = No refund of deposit or tuition. 

The $100 registration fee is in addition to the $500 deposit.

The $100 registration fee is non-refundable and is not part of the cancellation fee schedule outlined above.

All fees are per camper / per session.

There is no refund of camp fees for any reason including dismissal, behavior issues, homesickness, illness or injury. Camp fees are not prorated for late arrivals or early departures.

If your child does not attend, arrives late or departs early due to illness, injury, mandatory quarantine, a positive Covid-19 test, parent concerns, or for any other reason, no refund or credit will be given. Program Protector tuition insurance is available during online enrollment. If you have questions about Program Protector, please call Customer Service for Program Protector (833-297-2258). Walton's Grizzly Lodge is not affiliated with Program Protector other than providing this insurance option. 

Please note: Parents may choose not to insure their camper’s program expense or may choose to purchase insurance from any company.

Cancellations / Refunds:  If we cancel or end your session early, we will provide parents with refund or credit options for the amount paid, less the registration fee and deposit.