Camp Horizons 2022 COVID-19 Policy

Our 2022 guidelines regarding testing and vaccines are below. Please call or email us with any questions.

Camp Horizons requires all campers 12+ to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID vaccine.


Camp Horizons 2022 COVID-19 Action Plan

Our team of full-time Directors, Program Coordinators, Customer Service Representatives, Food & Beverage team members and Maintenance & Housekeeping staff continue to improve our practices in preparation to serve our campers and local families and have all provided their expertise in the final version of our Action Plan. Our program planning is also impacted by a variety of external resources, including:

  1. The Virginia Governor’s office
  2. The American Camp Association, who we have been accredited by for nearly 40 years and which has created a field guide for best practices within the summer camp industry
  3. The Center for Disease Control, whose guidelines we’ve been following and will continue to adhere to this summer

With the Governor’s support, the ACA resources available to us, and continued adherence to CDC guidelines, we feel confident in our ability to offer a safe and exciting program for the 2022 summer season. Following months of thoughtful planning and collaboration, we are proud to share our plans for operation this summer. We ask all currently enrolled and potential families to review the Action Plan thoroughly to best understand the protocols we are executing that allow us to run a safe and responsible summer camp program. Please note, should any relevant guidelines change from the ACA, CDC, or The Virginia Department of Health, we will update our Action Plan as needed.

Camp Horizons 2022 COVID-19 Action Plan



Pre-Camp Testing

Non-vaccinated campers between the ages of 6-11 must take a PCR test no more than 72 hours before the start of their session, or take a Rapid Antigen test the morning of their session. Results of this test must be brought to check-in.


All staff and campers are required to be vaccinated with the following:

  • DTAP
  • MMR
  • Polio
  • Chicken Pox

As of March 2022, all staff and campers 12+ are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and should the FDA fully authorize any COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11, we will require it for them as well.

Check-in/ Checkout


Check-in will be staggered from 2 pm-4:30 pm, with families signing up for their arrival time. We will be using and you will receive an email instructing you to sign up for your check-in time in your Enrollment Confirmation Email. Each drop-off is limited to 30 minutes.
Please arrive, only during your scheduled time.


Similar to Check-in, Checkout will be staggered from 9 am-11:00 am, with families signing up for their arrival time. We will be using again and you will receive an email instructing you to sign up for your check-in time in your Enrollment Confirmation Email. Each pick-up is limited to 30 minutes. Please only arrive at your scheduled time.


Journey and Explorer Campers sign up for their activities before camp through the Parent Dashboard. Discover and Equestrian Campers do not fill out these forms. Campers staying more than 1 week will sign up for their 2nd week activities while at camp.


The success at Family Camp, our education program, and summer 2021 showed that additional sinks and hand sanitizer stations stop the spread of germs. Those cleaning processes and hand washing and sanitizing stations that were implemented in response to COVID and allowed us to run these programs with success are here to stay. Our housekeeping team will continue with increased rounds paying special attention to high-touch areas and using CDC-approved products.

While an inherent benefit of attending camp is spending time in the great outdoors, we also use indoor spaces, like dining halls and cabins. We are fortunate that both dining halls and all of our cabins already allow excellent airflow, as they have plenty of windows. We will keep these open throughout the day to ensure plenty of fresh air gets in. We also will keep our cabin tables at meals more spread out than in previous years. Cabin counselors will remain the same during their session, so your camper will not have new counselors halfway through their session.

We will be practicing extra cleaning this summer and will make sure that any high-touch surfaces get extra attention such as: doorknobs, faucets, toilet handles, and showers. In previous summers, we have cleaned the dining halls after each meal and will continue to do so this summer. Cabin bathrooms and showers will be cleaned each morning by our cabin staff and will be cleaned by housekeeping staff at least once per day as well. Common bathrooms, such as the ones in the dining halls, pavilion, pool, Western Village, and basketball court will be cleaned multiple times per day by our housekeeping staff.