Coronavirus Statement     Read Here

 

To the Camp Good Days Community,

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world and everyday life. For Camp Good Days & Special Times that means understanding how it affects our staff, volunteers, and campers, and then making the necessary adjustments to our operations.

We are writing to you to give you an update on our approach in dealing with this situation. At this stage, we are in close contact with our local Health Department and are monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Camp Association to combat the spread of COVID-19.

What we are doing:

  • We are actively examining and changing our arrival screening and health response procedures for our camp programs as instructed by the NYS DOH.
  • We are updating our cleaning procedures to include the specific anti-viral measures suggested/required by our local Health Department.
  • We have increased signage that reminds our staff, volunteers and visitors of the sensible practices each one of us can take to reduce our risk of contracting communicable illnesses such as COVID-19.
  • Our staff has committed to staying home when we have signs or symptoms of any illness.
  • We have postponed our Night of Gratitude and have re-scheduled large fundraisers including the Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition and the Buffalo Gala. Also, Camp Good Days has suspended spring camper activites with each office. Please see our website for further details.

At this time, we have no plans to cancel our summer camping programs. My hope is that by communicating well and often, we will reduce the number of early cancellations to our summer camping programs. As indicated above, we are carefully monitoring for updated information. For now, our offices are conducting regular business hours and our summer camp schedule is moving forward as planned.

What we are asking of you if you are planning on visiting our offices:

  1. Stay home if you are ill: If you are ill or have symptoms of any illness (shortness of breath/ breathing difficulties, coughing, fever, etc.) even if you believe you are starting to recover, please stay home. Many of our campers are immune-compromised due to their treatment. It has always been our policy to instruct those who are ill to stay home, but this is critically important now, more than ever. Additionally, regardless of any acute illness or condition, symptoms that mimic illness, such as allergies, increase the concern of those around you. Please refrain from visiting our offices until concern about COVID-19 is over.
  2. Wash your hands frequently: Continue to wash often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before and after eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  3. Avoid close contact and touching your eyes, nose, and mouth: We will greet you with a friendly elbow bump, a wave, or a nod. When coughing or sneezing, reach for your shoulder with your hand and sneeze into your armpit. Please do not cough into your hands!

Camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases. As the situation is changing daily, we will alter our current health and safety policies to ensure the wellness of our camp community and will keep you updated as we do so. Should we need to cancel or postpone our summer camping programs at Camp Good Days, we will alert you via email, social media and on our website.

Thank you for your continued support of Camp Good Days and Special Times!

Sincerely,

Gary Mervis

Founder