What precautions are you taking for COVID-19?
All campers and staff will have their temperature checked each morning upon arrival.
Campers will be directed to wash their hands before meeting with their counselor.
There will be hand sanitizer stationed around campus and campers will wash their hands before and after lunch.
Counselors will carry hand sanitizer to use between each activity.
All items will be sprayed down with a hospital-grade disinfectant spray between each activity.
Counselors will wipe down their rooms at the beginning and end of every day.
Will you be requiring social distancing?
Each tribe will be considered a "family unit" and will maintain social distancing from other tribes. State officials and guidelines released by the American Camp Association recommend that campers and staff be separated into smaller groups for the duration of each session, treating each cohort as its own "household." Members of the group can remain in close contact with each other but should practice social distancing from other groups at camp.
Are masks required?
Every camper is encouraged to bring a mask and may use it when appropriate and not doing physical activities. Due to the Texas heat and according to Texas Health and Human Services, masks are encouraged if possible. Masks will not be required outside or during physical activity.
Is it safe to send my child to camp?
If your child is considered high risk or is showing symptoms then they should not come to camp unless cleared by their doctor.
Clinical Research on the Percentages of People Who Contract Covid-19:
The vast majority of cases in China — 87% — were in people ages 30 to 79, the China Center for Disease Control reported last month based on data from all 72,314 of those diagnosed with Covid-19 as of Feb. 11.
Teens and people in their 20 who come in contact with other people, at school and work and on public transit don’t seem to be contracting the disease at significant rates: Only 8.1% of cases were 20-somethings, 1.2% were teens, and 0.9% were 9 or younger.
The World Health Organization's mission to China found that 78% of the cases reported as of Feb. 20 were in people ages 30 to 69.
How are campers separated?
Campers are separated by grade level. Each camper will be put
in the grade level that he/she is going into the next school year.
Due to COVID-19, each grade level will be kept separate and in their own tribe. Tribes will practice social distancing from each other.
Can I get a refund?
There is a $50 non-refundable fee. Camp West requires a $50 non-refundable deposit at time of registration. Cancellations before the start date of the camp session will be refunded (everything but the non-refundable deposit). Please look for changes to our refund policy for 2021.
Are you an indoor or outdoor camp?
Camp West is considered an open-air day camp. However, there will be times when they have activities inside.
What happens if it rains?
Campers are brought indoors when it begins to rain. We have a
rainy day schedule for each day.
What happens if my child has a Dr.appointment during the day?
Camp management would prefer you to make all appointments early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Due to the current circumstances, any child who leaves during the day will not be able to return until the following day. Please inform us at registration if you know of any appointments.
What if my child is allergic to foods that are served at lunch?
Lunch is served by or trained kitchen staff who wear gloves, masks, and hairnets. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate food allergies but campers are always welcome to bring a packed lunch.
Does my child need to bring money?
The snack shack is open during lake time for your child to purchase snacks. Campers are provided a free snack at lake time.
Will my children see each other throughout the day?
Campers are placed with their age group and will maintain social distancing from other tribes.
Does my child have to know how to swim?
No, every camper is required to wear a life vest while in the lake and there are many lifeguards and counselors in the water with them.