COVID-19 Policies and Protocols
Mars Hill Cycling Camp is dedicated to being as transparent as possible regarding camp’s operations, especially as it pertains to camp’s planning, processes, and procedures regarding COVID-19.
Pre-Arrival Testing or Proof of Vaccination
We want families to be aware that we will be requiring pre-arrival COVID-19 testing OR proof of vaccination before your child can attend camp. Your child will need to have a molecular (most commonly referred to as PCR) COVID-19 test result from a test administered no more than 5 days before your child’s scheduled arrival at camp. Documentation of a negative result must be submitted either electronically or in person along with other required camp paperwork. Or instead of a negative test, you can show proof of having received at least one (or both) shot of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccines, and having received the vaccine at least one week prior to camp's start date.
We ask that all campers self-quarantine for two weeks prior to arriving on campus and avoid all high-risk COVID exposure activities. This is a key strategy to limit exposure to COVID in the two weeks before campers arrive—think of a family bubble. If campers and immediate family members create this bubble for those two weeks, then all of us are far more likely to arrive without COVID.
Expectations around that period include the following behaviors:
Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently
Staying at home as much as possible
Limiting visitors in your home
Not attending indoor gatherings or large gatherings such as concerts or parties
Camp COVID Protocols
There will be screening and temperature checks on a daily basis for all campers and staff. Campers and staff will socially distance and wear facial coverings inside all buildings and when unable to socially distance outdoors. When riding, we will adhere to a “foot down, mask up” protocol. Campers will not need to wear a mask in their rooms when alone. Each camper will have their own room. There will be enhanced cleaning protocols in common areas and vehicles. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
If a camper knowingly or regularly violates camp’s COVID protocols then camper will be expelled and parents/guardians will be notified to pick up their child within 24 hours.
If a camper develops symptoms, the camper will be isolated to their room, parents/guardians will be notified to consult with on any diagnostic or treatment options. Parents/guardians should be prepared to pick up their camper within 24 hours after notification of onset of symptoms.
Camp staff will be vaccinated prior to camp.
We will eat breakfasts and dinners in Mars Hill University’s dining hall, which is large, has very tall ceilings, and is well ventilated. We’ve requested our own area of the cafeteria as well as specific seating times in order to best maintain our “Covid bubble.” We will use their outdoor patio seating if at all possible. Lunches will be outdoors and picnic style.
Campers must have and provide proof of current health insurance.