Updated on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

We are looking forward to summer and are actively planning to provide a happy, healthy, safe, and most importantly, FUN camp!

The health and safety of campers has been, and always will be, our top priority. Click on the drop-down links below to read the specific steps we are taking to ensure a happy summer, and to give you peace of mind that your camper will be healthy and safe during their stay.

We intend to comply with guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAmerican Camp Association, YMCA of the USA, as well as our state and local health departments to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible. This page will be updated as guidelines may change.

What health and safety protocols will YMCA Camp Piomingo be taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

  • Cabin Cohorts: 8 campers per cabin and 2 cabin cohorts (16 campers total)
  • Other cabins within the same unit will only interact with one another while maintaining 6 feet of social distancing and wearing masks.
  • Masks must be worn by campers and staff at all times.  Exceptions include:
    • Aquatic activities
    • Actively eating
    • Showering/brushing teeth
  • We will operate at a lesser overall camp capacity
  • Campers will be spending as much time as possible participating in programming outside with limited indoor spaces.
  • Families will also be asked to complete a health questionnaire to assess the potential exposure of the camper to the COVID-19 virus. If a camper shows symptoms right before arriving to camp, they will be asked to stay home until they are cleared.
  • Campers will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently and use the hand sanitizing stations around camp when hand washing is not possible.
  • YMCA Camp Piomingo uses cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved to be effective against COVID-19 in addition to other viruses, bacteria and other airborne/blood-borne pathogens. Public spaces as well as camp materials/equipment will be disinfected daily and deep cleaned weekly.

What happens if my camper tests positive for COVID-19 while at camp?
If your camper tests positive while at camp, you will need to pick up your camper within 12 hours. Please make sure that you or someone is available to do this while your camper is at camp.

What happens if my camper is exposed to COVID-19 while at camp?
Your camper’s safety is our number one priority. YMCA Camp Piomingo will use contact tracing to determine if any campers were directly exposed. Family members of campers who were directly exposed will be contacted immediately. We are still in the process of finalizing protocols using guidelines from the American Camp Association, CDC and State/Local Department of Health. We will update our FAQs once a protocol has been decided on. Please check back on this page periodically for updates.

What are the cleaning protocols?
YMCA Camp Piomingo uses cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved to be effective against COVID-19 in addition to other viruses, bacteria and other airborne/blood borne pathogens. Public spaces as well as camp materials/equipment will be disinfected daily and deep cleaned weekly.

Will there be health services?
Yes, our health center on main camp will be open 24/7. Please make sure to complete all the required health documents through Campbrain, including our at home health screening prior to arriving at camp. All medications and administering of medications will be done by our onsite health care professional. Families will have the chance to meet / talk with our nurses during our check in process.

Do I still need to fill out my camper’s health information in Camp Docs this year?
Yes, you still need to complete the forms in Campbrain, however if you have registered your child for a prior camp program you will simply need to verify and update the information you’ve already entered. It is incredibly important that YMCA Camp Piomingo has the most accurate emergency contact information should we need to contact a parent or guardian in the event of a COVID-19 exposure or if your camper tests positive. It’s also important that we have an up-to-date vaccination record for your camper.

Will there be daily COVID-19 screenings for my camper?
Upon arrival campers will go through an initial 24 hour health monitoring prior to removing masks in their small cabin groups. Throughout the course of the stay, campers will have their temperature taken at least twice per day. Additional screenings may be added as needed.

Will I be refunded if my program is cancelled by YMCA Camp Piomingo or a governing agency?
If your program is cancelled by YMCA Camp Piomingo or a governing agency, you will receive a full refund for the amount paid. Refunds will be done typically within 6-8 weeks, but the timeline may vary.

Will I be refunded if I choose to cancel my child’s session?
REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: At this time YMCA Camp Piomingo is offering “Risk Free Enrollment” until a further notice. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING in order for a full refund to occur.

What if my child receives a positive test result or is in contact before coming to camp, will I get a full refund?
If a camper tests positive for Covid- 19 before arriving at camp, we would honor a full refund with proof of that positive test. Families can also rollover that tuition to a later session of camp if there is space or to registration for Summer 2022.

If a camper has come in contact with someone who tests positive and is deemed a primary contact, we would honor a full refund with proof of being a primary contact. Proof would need to be some form of written documentation stating they have been considered a primary contact. Families can also rollover that tuition to a later session of camp if there is space or to registration for Summer 2022.

Will there be Equestrian Camps this year?
Yes, YMCA Camp Piomingo will be running two week Equestrian Camp programming only. At this time some sessions are already full or are filling quickly. YMCA Camp Piomingo will not be offering trail rides to all other program participants for Summer 2021 – we are hoping to bring trail rides back safely in 2022.

Will there be Adventure Trips this year?
Yes, we will be offering Adventure Trips but are limiting our offering of spaces and the trip will be held in Kentucky.

What will the daily schedule look like?
While our daily schedule has not been determined, campers can expect safe modifications to their favorite camp activities.

How will you manage staff days off?
By law we cannot restrict staff time off. With that, we are highly encouraging our staff to stay onsite during their days off and being mindful of their personal space if not remaining onsite. We will be providing space for our staff to disconnect from work while also keeping the community safe. All staff will be screened before returning back to camp if they choose to leave property on their 24 hour break.

Summer Camp Contact Information

Questions about Overnight Camp:
Molly Staley, Senior Program Director
mstaley@ymcacamppiomingo.org / 502-942-2616

Registration and Financial Aid Questions:
Sharon Acuna, Camp Registration Manager
sacuna@ymcacamppiomingo.org / 502-942-2616

Questions about Policies, Donor Relations, Volunteering:
Bridget Anderson, Executive Director
banderson@ymcacamppiomingo.org / 502-942-2616