City Camper and Staff Health Practices

Health & Safety at Day Camp


Updated on April 28, 2022. Camper and staff safety remain a top priority at Pine Cove. As we embark upon the summer 2022 season, we are hopeful to be able to return to our normal health operating procedures. Of course, our leadership and medical team will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and navigate those changes as needed or required by the state. Please continue to check this page often for the latest updates.

As parents, we want you to understand the rigorous efforts Pine Cove has always taken toward protecting the health of your child.

Since 1967, Pine Cove has existed to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and His glory. This purpose is no different today. 

Please know that an inherent risk of exposure to contagious illnesses including flu, strep and COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Parents should use their best judgment regarding sending their child to camp and seek to protect any vulnerable persons who are members of the same household or come into frequent, close contact with infants, children and youth who attend camps. Campers attending day camp should minimize in-person contact with any person 65 years of age or older, especially those with pre-existing health conditions.


In the Know

  • Parents should monitor the health of their children and not send them to camp if they exhibit any symptoms of sickness, including flu, strep or  COVID-19.
  • A negative COVID-19 test prior to attending camp is not required, unless mandated by the state. 
  • For any camper who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of arrival to camp, we request you get a negative test before camp arrival.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are not required prior to attending camp. 
Girl staffer demonstrating the camp face coverings
  • Campers always have the option to opt out of an activity if they are not comfortable.
  • Masks – Optional. However, we want all campers and staff to feel comfortable if they choose to wear a mask at any time.
  • Pine Cove will immediately isolate and send home any camper exhibiting symptoms of a contagious illness, including flu, strep, and COVD-19.  

Preventing contamination

We have multiple layers of cleaning and disinfecting policies and procedures with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to instill cleanliness standards for campers and staff, as well as thorough sanitization of camp buildings, restrooms, high-touch surfaces, and more.

Read Our Sanitization Procedures


Learn more about our safe and seriously fun staff!


Licensed Staff

Led by our Chief Medical Director Dr. Scott Lawrence, our talented medical team includes multiple physicians and RNs. Their focus is on making the summer medical experience as safe and smooth as possible. This team is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working with experts at the state and local levels making adjustments to care as needed. In addition to our Pine Cove Medical staff, every City location will be supervised by volunteer nurses to ensure the safety and care for all of our campers. The big picture: skilled staffers are keeping an eye out for any kind of illness that could spread at camp.