COVID-19 Camp Safety Protocols

St. Mary’s Academy has spent months planning for the safest learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We will bring this same level of commitment to creating a safe, socially distanced camp environment for your daughter.


Before Camp

Families must submit an online health screening form before the first day of camp. The FAQ section below includes the current list of health screening questions. These may change when the Oregon Health Authority releases updated safety guidelines for summer camps. St. Mary's will follow the OHA COVID-19 exposure, quarantine, or isolation guidelines. 

Daily Pre-Screening at Home

Families will be asked to take their student’s temperature before leaving for camp. If the camper has a temperature over 100.04 degrees or is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, she must stay home.

Screening at Camp

When campers arrive to St. Mary’s Academy, they will be checked in near the main doors on 5th Avenue. An SMA employee will greet campers as they arrive and check that the family has completed the health questionnaire. All adults and campers are required to wear a face mask during drop-off and pick-up. The camper’s temperature will be taken at a kiosk. If the camper’s temperature is above 100.04, then the student will not be permitted to attend camp.

During Camp

  • Face Covering: Campers are required to provide and wear a mask all day at camp. A face shield may only be worn in addition to wearing a mask.
  • Food: Eat a balanced breakfast before you arrive to camp in the morning. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy during camp. SMA will provide pre-packaged snacks.
  • Physical Distancing: Camp activities will follow physical distancing guidelines with classrooms and other spaces configured to allow for a minimum of at least 3 feet of distance between campers, except during eating times when 6 feet distance is required.
  • Stable Groups: Each camp is kept intentionally small with a maximum of 24 campers. In 2021, the OHA recommended that stable groups consist of 30 campers or fewer.
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing: High touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day, and touchless hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. We will avoid sharing supplies whenever possible.



Frequently Asked Questions

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