Operations plan for Summer 2023
(subject to change as conditions warrant)
Covid Safe. That’s our goal. For now, getting a Covid-19 vaccination appears to be the path back to pre-pandemic camp operations, free of many of the restrictions we have learned to live with for the past couple of years. So long as a person is age or medically eligible, being ‘fully vaccinated’ for Covid 19 (as defined by the CDC) will be a requirement to attend/visit Medomak, without exception. Being ‘up to date’ on Covid 19 vaccinations (as defined by the CDC) will be a requirement to work at Medomak, without exception. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html#recommendations
GENERAL COVID RELATED POLICIES/PROCEDURES
To try and limit the chance for transmission of the virus while at Medomak, we will require all eligible campers, participants, and visitors to provide proof of being ‘fully vaccinated’ for Covid 19, and strongly encourage their vaccination status be ‘up to date.’ We will require all staff to be ‘up to date’ on their Covid 19 vaccinations.
If my vaccinations are up to date, why insist we follow all the other protocols?
The CDC indicates testing vaccinated individuals if they present symptoms or have a confirmed exposure. Should a participant be symptomatic for COVID-19 or have a confirmed exposure, Medomak will require testing of the participant. Should a positive test be confirmed, the participant will need to leave Medomak or isolate to their cabin. We are not equipped to provide medical treatment due to Covid.
Medomak will follow current CDC recommendations on mask-wearing, as well as any mandates that may come from local and state authorities.
Campers, participants, and staff who have been exposed to Covid (regardless of vaccination status) will need to wear well-fitting masks when around others, as well as submit to serial testing. If they become symptomatic or test positive, they will need to isolate in their cabin, or leave camp.
CONFIRMED COVID INFECTION
Medomak is not equipped to offer medical treatment for Covid disease. So, if any participant tests positive, they will have to leave Medomak, or isolate to their cabin for the health and safety of the others on site. We are required to report to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services any Covid exposures and track any potential spread.
Entering another participant’s cabin increases the risk of viral spread, and therefore entry into another dwelling other than your own is not permitted. Any maintenance or repairs needed during your stay will be completed without guests present, and staff will be properly masked.
HOUSEKEEPING AND CLEANING
Cabins will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to your arrival. We will be sure to be out of all cabins 18-24 hours prior to arrival of new guests.
Will you service cabins during our stay?
Dining will occur indoors in a well-ventilated dining hall. Outdoor dining will be available for those more comfortable eating outdoors.
RETREAT CENTER PROGRAMS
Programs and activities will be conducted to the extent that they can be done safely; social distancing and masking for larger groups may be required. Wherever possible, activities will be held outdoors or if indoors in open, well-ventilated spaces.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENTS
A non-refundable 10% deposit will be required to register your family and reserve a cabin. 50% of the balance will be due February 1st, with the remaining balance due May 1st. Registration after February 1st will require 50% of the balance to register. Registration after May 1st will require 100% of the balance to register.
Cancellations within 14 days of your arrival will result in a full credit applied toward a future stay at Medomak. In the event Medomak must cancel a program, a full refund will be given.
Sorry, but Medomak cannot be responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets or other travel or indirect expenses associated with cancellations.
A cash discount of 2.6% will be applied to payments made via check, or money order.
The policies and procedures for Medomak this summer make foremost the safety of our campers, participants, and staff. It’s in everyone’s best interest to know what to expect in preparation for coming to Medomak. As an assurance, we will require as part of the registration process that each of our attendees along with any individuals who accompany the attendee to sign a waiver agreeing to our procedures.