In the interest of the health and safety of our Scouts and leaders, Central Florida Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Florida and worldwide. Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) and national/state/local phased-approach to reopening, Camp La-No-Che is OPEN and accepting camper registrations.
UPDATE: August 25, 2020
Over the last month, the staff and volunteers of Central Florida Council, specifically those tasked with program and maintenance at Camp La-No-Che and Cub Scout Day Camps, have been hard at work preparing for the reopening of facilities and restarting of program Council-wide.
As we are now in our second week of Summer operation, it is important to establish the Council’s and Camp’s policy on campers who may have already been tested positive for Covid-19. It is the policy of the Central Florida Council and Camp La-No-Che that campers who may have already had a positive test must meet the TEST-BASED minimums to discontinue isolation, oulined below from the CDC website:
Persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19…may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
Negative results of an FDA Emergency Use Authorized COVID-19 molecular assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from at least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected ≥24 hours apart (total of two negative specimens)*. See Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Note, because of the absence of symptoms, it is not possible to gauge where these individuals are in the course of their illness. There have been reports of prolonged detection of RNA without direct correlation to viral culture.
Full details available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html
In our continued effort to keep camp and campers safe, camp-wide participant policies and camper guidance has been developed and is shared in the document(s) below.
Some policies/expectations included are:
MANDATORY Pre- and Arrival Screening of all campers and guests, including temperature check. Temperature checks will also be required daily while at camp.
Mask/facecover use requested while in dining hall, trading post, and when a 6-foot distance can not be reasonably maintained. Masks will be available at no cost to campers.
Anyone with symptoms that develop during their stay at camp will be removed from camp facilities safely. This may impact campers in the symptomatic person’s unit/site, as their removal may be required as well.
More details are available in the documents below:
CAMP LA-NO-CHE COVID-19 RESOURCES:
Camp La-No-Che COVID-19 Plan Overview / Camper Guidance:
Central Florida Council and the committess of the Camping and Outdoor Program Committee (COPC) have developed and published a plan of action and guide for campers attending weekend or week-long programs at Camp La-No-Che.
COVID-19 Year-Round Camping Guide
Camp La-No-Che COVID-19 Prescreening Form:
All campers (youth and adult) and anyone entering camp property (drivers, visitors, etc.) MUST fill out this form, turn it in upon arrival, and submit to an onsite review and temperature check.
Medical Pre-Screening Form
Camp La-No-Che COVID-19 Participant at Risk Letter:
All campers (youth and adult) MUST complete and sign this letter and turn it in upon arrival. Youth campers must have their form signed by a Parent/Guardian.
Participant at Risk Letter
Camp La-No-Che COVID-19 Camper Briefing:
A summary document of policy/procedure outlined in detail in the Guide above. This is a helpful tool for sharing with parents/guardians.
COVID-19 Plan in Brief
CAMP LA-NO-CHE AND GENERAL PROGRAM PROCEDURES TO HELP ENSURE CAMPER HEALTH:
NATIONAL BSA POLICY UPDATE FOR ANNUAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RECORD:
BSA Annual Health and Medical Record: Campers (youth and adult) will also be required to confirm the completion of a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record as appropriate (including part C when required*.) Campers (youth and adult) may be required to complete an in-person medical recheck with Camp Health Officer at the discretion of the Camp Health Officer and/or Camp Management. (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/)
Q: What if I cannot get a new Part C, pre-placement exam because my healthcare provider is not taking well care exams now?
As of 5/11/2020, BSA Accredited Council Camps and High Adventure Bases have been supplied a way to accept an extension of validity of the pre-participation exam (Part C) of the AHMR. We expect camps and bases will publish their policies individually, so please direct your specific situation to the camp you plan to attend this summer. This option may not be available for all councils as it may conflict with states’ camping statutes or requirements. This option does not apply to any unit activity or programmatic requirements such as for SCUBA.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this group, please ensure you have approval from your health care provider prior to attending camp.
We also encourage anyone whose medical condition or history has changed significantly since their last physical exam to get approval from their health care provider prior to attending camp.