How Camps Can Manage the Summer 2021 COVID Surge

“I expect 10 times the number of positive tests coming into camp this year over last year,” a top doctor predicts. “Yes, camp can open. Here’s how.”

By Jennifer Wolff, Campenings

Such was the rallying cry last year of Laura Blaisdell, MD — pediatrician, public health expert, and medical director at Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine — who saw a way to keep the boys camp open for Summer 2020 when the vast majority of her peers could not. After a short but successful camp session with bountiful layers of protocol and protection, Blaisdell presented her data, along with that of three other Maine camps that opened, in a study published by the Centers for Disease Control that is now providing a roadmap for camps around the country to build a safe 2021 summer season.

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