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From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our entire camp community has remained our highest priority.   We have taken every measure within reason to create a safe and stable environment, free of COVID-19, in all of our day camp programs.   Our work is inspired by the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh (saving of a life) and our longstanding tradition that the preservation of human life takes precedence over other practices. All along, we have believed and followed the science and the ongoing guidance from our panel of medical experts and national and local health authorities.

 

With  our desire to minimize the impact of COVID-19 at JCC Day Camps to the greatest extent possible, we must remain vigilant in implementing a multilayered mitigation strategy that protects our community. While many of our strategies will depend on the state of pandemic over the next several months, we do have a safe and effective tool at our disposal now, COVID-19 vaccines.

 

For Summer 2022,  we will be requiring all campers and staff members to show proof of being fully vaccinated to join at any of our day camp programs. 

 

It has become increasingly clear that our community’s health is better served when everyone becomes vaccinated and that a large number of unvaccinated people worldwide allows for the pandemic to continue and the virus to mutate.  Our commitment to community frames everything we do. This decision is supported by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association.

 

We could not be more excited to continue the planning process for what is sure to be another remarkable summer at JCC Day Camps. It is through a vibrant partnership with our extended camp community that we will be able to deliver on our brand of Jewish day camping – Connections, Values, Growth and Fun!

 

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