Covid - 19 Protocol

Please check back as we continue to update our COVID-19 protocol for all of our school year programs including our Forest School as well as our Summer overnight retreats and day camps. We are committed to continuing to stay up to date on the pandemic to ensure that our programs are in compliance with guidelines and regulations of the Vermont Department of Health while also offering participants a fun, wild and connective experience.

Please be in touch if you have any questions!

 

Summer Day Camp Protocol: (See Guidance from VT Department of Health)

  • Communicate regularly with parents and participants with email about changes, updates, and announcements.

  • Morning health screenings and participants with signs of illness will be asked to go home

  • Staff and Participants may be asked to wear a face coverings when not able to socially distance. (Dependent on the Vermont Forward Plan. If we reach stage four we will not be requiring masks)

  • Spacious circle seating will be offered

  • Hygiene practices including hand washing/sanitizing before and after meals and after using the bathroom, and additional cleaning practices with all shared spaces and equipment.

  • Personal belongings will be contained in separate spaces - no sharing of food or other personal items.

Protocol if Someone Gets Sick for all programs:

 

We follow the Vermont school's protocol for returning to programming after illness. Please review that here .

If symptoms of COVID-19 occur at school:

  • Staff and participants who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms will be separated, and follow CDC guidance for community-related exposure including monitoring symptoms closely.

  • All families of participants will be notified

  • All surfaces and objects that that individual or anyone who came in contact with that individual came in contact with will be disinfected.

 

Summer Overnight Retreat COVID-19 Protocol: (This protocol may change significantly so please check back) We are following the Vermont Forward Plan and will change protocol if we reach stage four.

 

We are continuing to stay up to date with Vermont Department of Health guidelines for overnight camp. The following guidelines may change if the VTDOH guidelines change. Please check back a week before camp for updates.

 

The COVID-19 protocol for Summer 2021 overnight retreats focuses on practices of pre-screening, low risk practices for 10-14 days prior to the retreat and testing (for unvaccinated participants) within 3 days of the start of the retreat in order to enable participants to connect deeply and reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19. We will not be requiring participants to wear masks at all times or to maintain social distancing while on the retreat. 

 

  • Participants are asked to follow low risk practices 10-14 days before attending a retreat. 

  • Participants and staff who are unvaccinated must take an Antigen or PCR Covid-19 test within 3 days of the program start. You must have test results back, and test negative, before you arrive at ReTribe.

  • On the day of arrival participants may be asked to take a second Antigen or PCR Covid-19 test and report results via email to ReTribe during the retreat as soon as they come in.

  • Participants and staff are expected to follow travel protocols during their transport to ReTribe that eliminates contact with the public and emphasizes direct residence-to-ReTribe transportation.

  • Participants will be oriented in ReTribe’s on-campus hygiene protocols, which includes daily health checks, frequent hand washing, as well as creating a culture of health and hygiene on the program. 

 

Pre-Arrival Protocol: Low Risk Practices

 

At home

  1. Wash hands regularly with soap and water.

  2. Commit to a daily health check-in with all members of the household.

  3. If knowingly exposed to Covid-19 or if you experience any symptoms, document, and consult your doctor for advice.

When in public, at work, or at other camps or programs:

  1. Maintain 6 feet physical distance from others in public settings.

  2. Wear a mask when indoors.

  3. In your car, keep: hand sanitizer (to use when you return to car from public space/interaction) and a mask (for use when entering stores and in crowded places).

 

Travel Protocol:

In order to maintain a safe and resilient community, please adhere to the following protocols while traveling to ReTribe: 

 

  1. Plan to travel directly to ReTribe and eliminate stops or exposure to the public that could risk exposure to COVID-19.

  2. Wear a mask if entering rest areas or public spaces is necessary.

  3. Sanitize hands whenever re-entering your car.

 

If you or a member of your household becomes ill:

If a member of your household contracts COVID-19 within two weeks prior to your arrival or experiences two or more of the following symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell) within 7 days of your arrival, document and contact us prior to arrival.

 

Additional protocols for overnight programming:

  • Participants will sanitize before serving.

  • Participants will sleep head to toe on bunk beds and avoid visiting other’s rooms.

  • Personal belongings in rooms will be kept in separate spaces.

  • Rooms will be kept orderly and have more regular cleaning.

  • We encourage participants to tent if possible to lower the number of participants per room.

 

If you have concerns or questions about these policies or anything else please be in touch.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy!