The health and welfare of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. We feel confident that by continually monitoring and adhering to requirements and recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control’s Recommendations for Youth Summer Camps, and the American Camping Association, we will continue to offer a safe, inclusive, and enriching summer camp experience for all of our campers and families.
Mass Audubon is committed to the continuation of utilizing masks for all staff and campers to limit exposure to COVID-19 and variants under specific conditions. We will also mitigate exposure to COVID by maintaining physical distancing, small group sizes, enhanced sanitizing protocols, and all other recommended health and safety guidelines.
→ Masks will be required during camper arrival and pick-up, as well as during outdoor activities where campers congregate in large and small groups.
→ Masks are not required during high-intensity games and activities, travel between locations and program destinations, or during any other activities that allow for adequate distancing in open air.
→ Masks will be required for indoor activities including visiting restrooms, filling water bottles, or during times when being inside is required per Massachusetts Department of Public Health requirements. If the need arises to eat indoors due to inclement or unsafe weather, campers and staff will maintain appropriate distancing requirements and intermittently remove masks to eat, as per regulations.
At this time, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for camp staff. Mass Audubon is strongly encouraging all staff, and specifically our staff who work with children, to be fully vaccinated by the start of camp.
As we learn more from working closely with partners in public health, childcare, and summer camps we will continue to keep our camp community updated. If you have any questions about the regulations or how your child’s camp will operate this summer, please contact your local Camp Director.
A Note About Our Photos
Please note that any photos depicting children without face coverings were taken prior to 2020. All Mass Audubon program participants and staff are now required to wear masks.