Registration Open for Summer Camp

Patriots’ Path Council is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2021 summer camp season! Your children’s safety is our No. 1 priority.

The council plans to take many safety measures to ensure a worry-free summer, including daily temperature screening, sanitizer, social distancing, plenty of cleaning and disinfecting products at each of the program areas, and much more. Get your kids away from their computers this summer and get outdoors.

Please see the following letter from Camping Director Keith Dlugosz. For more information, please visit https://ppcbsa.org/camping/

Dear Parents,

We are excited to let you know that we plan to open camp this summer. We continuously monitor the CDC, N.J. State Department of Health and local health resources in order to keep abreast of the most up-to-date protocols, and adapt and implement those safety procedures to provide for the safest possible summer camp experience.

The health and safety of our campers and staff remain our top priority. Below you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible. We are:

  • Asking parents to fill out a pre-COVID questionnaire daily prior to arrival at camp. Campers are screened for a temperature of 100.4 or higher and/or the presence of other COVID-19 symptoms that may have happened in the past two weeks. They are also asked if they have encountered someone with a confirmed case in the past two weeks. Attendance will not be permitted until the camper’s attendance poses no elevated risk for campers and staff.
  • Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises. Each program area will be wiped down with a bleach solution prior to each group’s use. Each den leader will be provided with sanitizing spray for use during activities and promote washing hands/using hand sanitizer whenever possible. All program supplies are thoroughly cleaned in between programs. At the end of the day, the supplies, equipment and pool are all thoroughly sanitized with a bleach solution and left to dry for the following day’s activities.
  • Keeping campers in small groups. All camp activities, weather permitting, are held outside or under pavilions. Campers are required to wear masks when social distancing is not available. The dens do all the activities together, and Scouts will not switch groups throughout the week. All campers, within their groups, will be monitored to maintain the minimum of 6 feet safe social distancing. Floor markings and table markings will be use as visual reminders.
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices by having the campers and staff wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds prior to entering each activity area and when they leave. Alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be used in areas where hand washing is not possible.

If a child/staff member does get sick at camp, the health office will be used as an isolation space should they exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the staff member/camper.

We ask that you help us protect the health of campers this summer. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days — including staff, campers, and families — should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.

If you have a specific question about this plan or COVID-19, please contact Keith Dlugosz at [email protected] for more information. You can also find more information about COVID-19 at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or on CDC’s website for youth and summer camps.

We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Thank you and stay healthy.