It is important that GVSU conducts itself much like other
organizations as it pertains to youth programs and camps, following state
COVID orders, LARA
guidance and CDC
guidance. Please review these three weblinks as you are planning
youth programs and camps. Additionally, it is critical youth
program/camp directors understand MIOSHA rules. See LARA overview for
camp operations guidance.
All camp directors will be responsible for developing communications
for campers with all of the information listed below as appropriate
for your camp. The
CDC provides a Camp Planning Tool as a good reference.
GVSU Required Documentation:
Expected COVID mitigation steps taken by Youth Program/Camp Director:
- Daily review of symptoms and personal hygiene reminders with all campers
- Risk-mitigation protocols document provided to all campers before
the first day
- Campers placed in cohorts/teams (staff should keep record to
provide contract tracing staff if needed)
- Physical distancing protocols (meals/housing/drop off/pick up)
- Check In/Check Out procedures
- Physically distanced drop off/pick up
- Non-contact registration or check in/check out socially distanced
- Face Coverings requirements per GVSU
face covering policy
- Information on where to obtain a Coronavirus
- Test (michigan.gov)
- Self Assessment/Symptom monitoring protocols
- Required daily by all campers and camp staff both day and
- Participants – Visitor Self-Assessment or
pre-approved screening protocol
- Camp Staff – GVSU
Visitor Assessment or GVSU Employee/Student
Self Assessment– green heart shown to camp
- Daily COVID review with all campers about symptoms and
- First Aid trained staff available at all camps that
will assist in directing symptomatic participant to
isolation areas to await parent/guardian pick up
- Symptomatic camper protocols
- Isolation space identified for every camp.
- Meals coordinated for isolated individual with Campus
Dining if needed
- Day camps: Isolation space at venue to separate
symptomatic individual from rest of campers as they await
parent/guardian pick up
- Supervision of isolated individual until picked up per Minors on
- Upon pick up, parent/guardian will be given document that
outlines what they should do. This document should contain
the following. Please also prepare an email that can follow
- Please seek medical advice from your doctor regarding
the symptoms of your child.
- If your child tests positive for COVID, please contact
- Your local Health Department
- Camp Director (your information here)
- Positive COVID case protocols
- If you are contacted directly regarding a positive case,
please report case to [email protected]
- Report any positive tests or if a sick camper that you
sent home notifies you of being COVID positive.
- Parent should be advised to contact their local health
department and the camp director
- The camp director will provide the camper’s name and
contact information along with cohort information to [email protected].
Provide information such as:
- When was the staff/camper in attendance?
- Who is the staff/camper near (less than six feet)
throughout the day?
- Has there been adequate physical distancing throughout
- Are there others at the camp that live with the staff
or camper in the same household?
- When are face masks worn in the camp?
- Small groups (cohorting) and socially distanced is best. For
example, groups of 6 campers, seated 6 feet apart, no intermingling
(indoor or outdoor)
- Staggered meal times as necessary based on campus dining capacity limits
- Meals not administered by GVSU dining facilities must be
pre-packaged or boxed
- Each camp director will ensure work order is completed for space
cleaning as appropriate for camp and also for isolation space if
needed for residential camp.
- All shared equipment must be sanitized daily
- Spectators allowed according to the Event Matrix and venue limitations
- Will be required to show green heart via GV Visitor Self-Assessment
- Facemasks requirement to follow GVSU policy
- Social distancing is preferred between family units
Capacity: Refer to Event
Matrix and State Guidance found above
For more comprehensive info and guidance:
for Camp Operations During COVID-19 (michigan.gov)