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Montshire Summer Camp
Health and Safety Guidelines

Due to the current public health situation, we are actively incorporating recommendations from the State of Vermont and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Measures may change over time and we will adjust and communicate accordingly.

Camp Policies and Expectations

The Montshire Museum of Science is incorporating the following policies and expectations into our camp programming.


All campers, Montshire staff, and adults who are picking up or dropping off a camper must wear a mask. Mask breaks (during meals and various points throughout the day) will be provided when we can ensure physical distancing outside.

Daily Health Screening

All campers and staff must complete an exposure and symptom screening each morning before arriving at camp. This includes a temperature check.

All children and staff will be excluded from in-person activities if they:

  • Show symptoms of COVID-19
  • Have a fever (temperature greater than 100.4°F)
  • Are currently in isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19, or in quarantine due to being a close contact

COVID-19 symptoms include the following:

  • Cough
  • Fever (100.4 or greater)
  • Shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (diarrhea is defined as frequent loose or watery stools compared to one’s normal pattern)

Camper Code of Conduct

Before the start of camp, ensure your child is ready to comply with all aspects of the camper code. Campers unable to follow these guidelines will not be able to participate in our camp program this summer.

All Campers will be required to:
Wear Masks Children will be expected to wear masks that fit appropriately, covering the mouth and nose, and that they can put on and take off independently. Masks will be removed for meal and water breaks, during swimming/water play, and for activities like journaling, that allow proper distancing.
Physical Distance Campers and staff must strive to maintain physical distancing. Each camp will establish age and space appropriate protocols to assist and remind all of physical space needs. Personal belongings will also be spaced apart from others and each child will have a designated space to leave their bags and personal items.
Wash Hands Campers will be required to wash/sanitize their hands multiple times throughout the day and will be expected to know how to do this properly.

What the Montshire is Doing to Ensure Safety

  • Each camp has dedicated indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • We are limiting group sizes to 20 or fewer campers.