Health & Safety Information

Keeping campers healthy and safe is our top priority. Here’s what you need to know about how we do that, and what to expect if your child is ill or injured.

COVID and Illness

  • As we’re gearing up for another great summer, we continue to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA), departments of health and camp experts for guidance. Here is COVID-related guidance as of January 2023.
  • Y of the North strongly recommends that all eligible campers are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their camp session. 
  • If your camper has been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you follow the 5-day quarantine guidelines by sending you camper with a KN-95 mask for indoor spaces. 
    • Please contact Camp as soon as possible if you have a positive test result. We will work with families to review the circumstances and develop a response plan. 
  • Should your camper show signs of illness, you may be called to pick up your camper. We will work with families to coordinate this transition as smoothly and quickly as possible. 
    • If your camper tests positive for COVID-19, they will not be allowed back in programming for at least 5 days 
    • After 5-day quarantine, campers may rejoin programming. If still showing symptoms, they will be required to mask indoors for the remaining 5 days.

For the health and safety of all children in our programs please do not send your child to YMCA programs if they are ill. Please notify Camp if they will not be attending.

  • Children must be free from symptoms for at least 24 hours before returning to the YMCA and any contagious illness should be cleared by a doctor.
  • You must notify the Camp Director if your child contracts a communicable disease, as soon as diagnosed. When a communicable disease occurs, the YMCA will notify other participants in writing, including cause and symptoms.


If your child is injured YMCA staff will notify you. In case of an emergency, YMCA staff will:

  • Call 911, perform immediate First Aid and contact you. After 911 has been called, it is then up to the emergency response team to decide what actions will be taken.
  • Staff will accompany the child to the hospital and stay until the parent/guardian arrives, if emergency transport is required.
  • If a parent/guardian is not able to be reached, we will continue to call through your designated emergency contact list until contact is made.


Medication must be sent in a prescription-labeled bottle.  Staff may only dispense prescribed medications in the original container that bears the original label and directions. The following information must be legible:

  • Name of medication 
  • Child’s name
  • Date of original issue
  • Directions for use
  • Prescription number and expiration date
  • Physician’s name
  • Dosage and duration
  • Name and address of licensed pharmacy issuing the medication