Summer Programs Covid Plan

Summer Programs Covid Plan

Brimmer is requiring vaccination by staff but is not requiring it of campers. However, campers who are unvaccinated may be asked to quarantine if and when there is a positive COVID case in the camper’s group. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR COVID-related absence.
Camp is mask-optional. However, masks will be available for those who wish to wear them. Further, Brimmer Camp may opt to require masks of individuals and/or groups if and where there is a positive case and a group has been exposed (please see below for more on this). Failing to comply with Brimmer’s mask requirements may lead to removal from camp at the Director’s discretion.
Should the virus affect Brimmer Summer Camp, we will be in touch with timely and detailed emails informing you of our response and the recommendations from the Newton Board of Health, if any.
To be successful, we need your help. Keeping Brimmer healthy is a team effort.

Expectations of our campers and families:
  • Keep your child home if they have any of the following and contact the camp office: 
    • Fever (temperature of 99.5 F or above)
    • Chills, Sweats, Body Aches
    • Cough
    • Runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)
    • New loss of smell/taste
    • Any other signs of illness
    • Have received any fever or other illness reducing medication in the last 24 hours,
    • Notify the Camp Health office if you plan to keep your child home, or if your child has any of the above symptoms, or with any questions.
  • Children who have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 are allowed to remain on campus if symptom free. We encourage families to monitor for symptoms and to test using a rapid antigen test. Brimmer has tests available if needed (please contact the Camp Nurse). ((Close contact means someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset or (for asymptomatic people, 2 days prior to a test determining they are positive) until the time the individual is isolated.))
  • Follow all directives of the CDC and state of Massachusetts. 
  • Follow all directives and requests by Camp Health staff or Camp Director regarding precautions, testing, isolating, or quarantining.
  • Maintain open communication with the Camp Health staff regarding any suspected cases of COVID-19 or questions you may have.
  • Keep personal toys, games, and other items at home.
  • Have an authorized adult prepared for an emergency pick-up at all times that your child is at camp.
Children who test positive for COVID, must remain home for 5 days (with day 0 being the day of the positive test result). Upon return to camp, that child will be asked to mask for 5 days. The child’s group may be asked to mask for 5 days to prevent in-camp transmission. Exposed individuals who are asymptomatic are allowed to remain in camp and will be encouraged to rapid test.

While we cannot restrict activities outside camp, we ask that you be mindful of what you and your family do and how it could affect the ability to run Brimmer Summer Camp safely. Please keep us in mind and help us KEEP BRIMMER HEALTHY. We rely on your honesty to continue to keep Brimmer safe.

We thank you in advance for doing your part in keeping our community safe!
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As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.