In Person Camp FAQ’S

In Person Camp FAQ's

In light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic, Association of Horizon’s Board Directors’ number one priority is to ensure the safety of all of our camp participants. Over the past months, we formed the Pandemic Safety Committee, including many Horizon volunteer nurses, which has met to study best practices regarding Covid-19 safety. Based on the recommendations of this committee, the Board has proceeded to plan a return to in-person summer camp in July 2022.

Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions, including vaccination requirements and other safety measures are posted below and will be updated as camp approaches.

Please submit any questions or concerns you have about pandemic safety and in-person camp to: pandemicsafety@associationofhorizon.org

We are excited to be planning in-person for this summer. Our current plan is to have an in-person camp; however, if the situation changes, we are prepared to pivot to a virtual week. In addition, we are also exploring virtual options for those who are unable to participate in the In-person camp.

All participants (both campers and volunteers) must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of camp. Currently, the CDC defines fully vaccinated as 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Horizon Camp may require a booster based on guidance from the CDC and state health authorities.

In addition to the typical items that you may pack for camp, we ask that you also pack well-fitting masks throughout the week should they be needed. We also request, to the extent practical, you limit contact with others and maskless indoor activities a week prior to camp. Finally, we request that you have a plan for a ride home from camp should you test positive.

No, we will not be offering exemptions (religious or medical) from the vaccination requirement. All participants must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of camp.

We are currently only requiring the Covid-19 vaccination for Summer 2022. We have not made any decisions for any future camps.

No other vaccinations will be required.  However, we have always collected vaccination history as part of health forms to assist medical personnel.  

The Covid-19 vaccination requirement will not change prior to Summer Camp 2022. In regard to other Covid safety measures, Horizon Camp will follow local, state and facility guidelines and may also have measures specific to our camp program in place.

Safety measures such as masking may be implemented.

Yes, rapid testing will be required for all camp participants. Rapid testing will occur either on-site or prior to boarding group-based transportation (e.g., buses arranged by Horizon).

Safety measures such as social distancing/cohorting may be implemented.

Unfortunately, due to the precautions that we are putting in place visitors will not be allowed to come to camp this summer.

Many people continue to test positive for Covid-19, with both rapid and PCR tests, for weeks or even months after infection. However, these repeat positive test results do not indicate the person is still contagious. Evidence supports the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health, who all state that people who have had mild to moderate COVID-19 illness can leave isolation after testing positive if the following are true: 1) 10 days after their symptoms started and their symptoms are improving or 10 days after a positive COVID-19 test result if they did not have symptoms AND 2) There is no fever in the past 24 hours and the person has not taken fever-reducing medicine during the past 24 hours.

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 within two months prior to camp, and you believe this infection will result in a positive rapid test upon your arrival at Timber Pointe, you must obtain a letter from your primary care physician to be considered by the Pandemic Safety Committee. This letter must state the date you first tested positive for Covid, the date of your last symptoms, and your doctor’s medical opinion that you are no longer actively contagious.

Note: Due to the ever-evolving Covid-19 pandemic changes may need to happen. We will update this page accordingly.

To see additional information regarding our 2022 Summer Camp click the link below.

Association of Horizon is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Association of Horizon Tax ID Number is 36-3814090.