The Rewilding School is committed to providing a safe outdoor experience for our staff and participants, in compliance with federal and state guidelines.
According to the CDC:
Kids younger than 12 are not yet vaccinated, and we have some activities where they are spitting-distance close to each other. According to the CDC:
Outdoors. In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. However, particularly in areas of substantial to high transmission, people who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
Camps may also choose to continue to require masks for vaccinated and not fully vaccinated campers and staff in order to adhere to prevention strategies when it is difficult to tell who has been vaccinated or to set an example for not fully vaccinated campers.
You can read more about the CDC recommended guidelines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html#anchor_1621975843071
Our COVID-19 Safety Procedures
Everyone is still required to bring a mask.
There will be some MASK ON activities still in our programs.
There will be other MASK OFF activities in our programs.
Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures
Pick Up and Drop off involves a lot of people congregating very closely together to wait to be checked in or out. Therefore, this is a MASK ON activity.
Once someone has completed check in and are in the field, or have completed check out and back by their parent's car, they can take the mask off.
At Drop Off, everyone's temperature will be taken. If someone's temperature is above 100 F, they will be asked to step aside and sit under a shaded cool area, drink some water, and cool down. If after 10 minutes their temperature still continues to be above 100 F, they will be unable to attend the program that day.
Everyone is still required to pack a mask. The instructors will continuously announce when it is a MASK ON or MASK OFF time.
For activities within 3 feet (approximately an arm's length), such as for fire making, shelter building, and some games, it will be a MASK ON time. Everyone, including staff, will be required to wear a mask.
For activities socially distant from each other, such as hiking, individual crafts, and some games, it will be a MASK OFF time. If someone wants to continue to wear their mask, they may continue to do so.
All kids will be assigned to their appropriate age group, and these groups will be kept in separate cohorts from each other.
EXPOSURE: If any member of the household was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we require the participating child or staff to stay home from programs for 10 days.
A person can return to programs sooner than 10 days if they get a PCR test on day 5 or later after exposure, and that test result comes back negative on day 7 or later after exposure.
SYMPTOMS: If any member of the household begins showing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, etc) - we require the participating child or staff to stay home from programs for the entire time that person has symptoms. We highly encourage them to get a PCR test.
POSITIVE TEST - HOUSEHOLD: If any member of the household tests positive for COVID-19 - we require the participating child or staff to stay home from programs for 10 days. We highly encourage them to get a PCR test.
POSITIVE TEST - PARTICIPANT: If within 5 days of last attending our program, a participating child/staff tests positive for COVID-19, any child or staff who was in a group with that person would be notified and unable to participate in Rewilding School programs according to the Exposure procedures. The group with that positive case would be shut down for 10 days.
The Rewilding School will only cancel a group if there was a positive test result received of a participating child or staff in that group. That group would be cancelled for 10 days. We will issue a 100% credit for the cancellation, and this credit can be applied to any future Rewilding School program, without expiration.
If any member of the household begins to show symptoms, was exposed, or have a positive COVID-19 test within 5 days of last attending a Rewilding School program, you must alert us immediately.
This alert can be done via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone call to 914-849-9143 or 914-589-9536
If a Rewilding School Program needs to be shut down or canceled, all parents of a cancelled or shut down program will be notified via Email.
As per our registration policy, no refunds are issued. The Rewilding School will issue program credit for any cancellations due to any health concerns, applicable for any future Rewilding School program, without expiration.