While participants in day camps are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated prior to attending camp, no COVID documentation (vaccines, exemptions, negative tests, verification forms) will be required. However, any camper exhibiting COVID symptoms prior to camp arrival should obtain a negative test prior to reporting to camp. As a reminder, if campers are staying overnight at local hotels with parents/guardians, the camp is considered a day camp. Only camps that include overnight accommodations in Duke housing are considered residential camps.
All camps must have an appointed COVID Coordinator, who will be responsible for both collecting the attached form upon residential camp participants’ arrival and managing any symptomatic testing that might be necessary during the course of the residential or day camp. This COVID Coordinator will likely be the athletic trainer that works at your camp, so you are responsible for confirming that they understand this role.
Should individuals become symptomatic during the course of the camp, rapid tests will be available (via the athletic trainer/COVID Coordinator) at no cost to the camp. Any camper who tests positive will be asked to immediately leave camp with their parent/guardian.
Duke and Duke Athletics strongly recommend that all outside staff hired to work your camps be vaccinated; however, neither vaccination nor negative test will be a requirement of employment.
For all individuals involved with camps (staff and campers), it should be reiterated that if an individual feels ill prior to arriving at camp on a given day, he/she should stay home.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this information. This information is subject to modification if conditions or local/state and federal guidelines change.