Catholic HEART Workcamp is committed to minimizing the risks associated with COVID-19. Our aim is to make your trip both life-giving and safe. As policies throughout the country continue to change, CHWC will adjust policies based on the recommendations of the CDC/state governor.

CHWC Covid-19 Protocol

  1. CHWC strongly encourages participants to be fully vaccinated but it is not required for attendance.
  2. Groups will be mixed together with other parishes to form work teams. If requested before the start of camp, parishes may stay together and form their own small groups.
  3. Participants will be reminded and encouraged to wash their hands regularly and maintain appropriate sanitary practices while at camp.
  4. Mask mandates will be based on each school/location. CHWC managers will communicate directly with contact leaders regarding their locations requirement. YM’s will be asked to regulate their own youth groups in the wearing of masks.
  5. Program and Mass will be organized with the health and safety of all participants in mind including appropriate daily ice-breaker games and the distribution of Holy Communion.
  6. CHWC will retain a medical professional (either locally, or an adult camper) to be accessible to respond to any concerns regarding COVID.
  7. CHWC staff will be routinely disinfecting frequently touched areas/surfaces/objects throughout the camp week.

Covid-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever or chills (+100.4)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Should anyone experience one of the symptoms listed above:

  • Monitor
  • Notify camp nurse

Should anyone experience more than one of the symptoms listed above:

  • Isolate in separate room on site
  • Youth Minister to contact parents and verify permission to test (if under 18)
  • CHWC will aim to provide rapid testing on site. However, if not available, transportation to acquire a test and any costs associated will be the responsibility of the parish/parents.
    • CHWC staff cannot drive campers to testing location

Should anyone refuse to be tested:

  • Camper will be required to isolate and arrange departure from camp

If rapid test is not available:

  • Camper will be required to isolate until test results are received

If results will not be received by the end of camp:

  • Camper will be required to isolate until the end of camp. CHWC will recommend early departure from camp via transportation that is separate from youth group. However, parish/parent will ultimately decide on travel arrangements

Following a positive result:

  • Camper will be required to isolate and arrange departure from camp
  • Notify health department
    • CHWC will follow recommendations from the health department (including, but not limited to, an entire group needing to depart camp early)
  • Should anyone have to quarantine beyond the duration of camp, all travel and housing arrangements and costs will be the responsibility of the parish/parents
    • Supervision will be the responsibility of the parish, as CHWC staff will not be available to extend their week beyond the scheduled departure date
  • Should a camper under the age of 18 be required to stay beyond the duration of camp, a chaperone arrangement will be the responsibility of the parish