Health and Safety Guidelines for Summer Camps

These guidelines are for in-person summer camps.

An important mission of Missouri S&T is our summer camps for youth K-12. 

For the health and safety of our campers, new guidelines have been drafted to update medical practices and address Covid-19 mitigation requirements. For 2021 in-person summer camps, Covid-19 specific guidelines are included and will necessitate some more restrictive recommendations. 

All students attending camps (includes day camps) are required to be current on their childhood immunizations, or show proof of medical exemption.

  • Two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Meningitis vaccine

 

S&T is planning to have a camp nurse onsite, but there is no guarantee. If there are no onsite health care professionals for day and overnight camps, any medication or medical treatment required during the time on campus needs to be self-administered by the student. Please make sure your camper comes prepared to self-administer their medications. 

Parents/Guardians are required to provide:

  • Phone and email contact information for two emergency contacts
  • Proof of medical insurance coverage
    • Provide a copy of current medical insurance card (front and back)
    • It is advised that a copy of the insurance card be saved to the student's phone
  • Medication Consent Form and Health Form to treat a minor must be submitted for each camper

If you have a preference on where you would like your child taken in case of a medical issue, please let us know by either writing it on their Health Form, or emailing us this information along with your forms. Every effort will be made to meet your request, but it can not be guaranteed. See section on Local Medical Services for a list of providers. 

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, S&T has implemented the following guidelines for all in-person summer camps. 

  • Social distancing for students is allowed at 3 feet.
  • Social distancing for staff remains at 6 feet.
  • Face coverings will be an on-going requirement.
  • Self-health check required prior to coming to camp, and daily throughout camp session (see below).
  • Completed Covid-19 vaccine status is highly recommended for those 16 and older.
  • For those not immunized, a negative Covid test is highly encouraged within 7 days of the start of camp. 
  • All students should be screened for Covid symptoms with the Campus App on arrival and have temperature taken daily. 

Stop the Spread (pdf)

Daily symptom monitoring

  • Campers must take their temperature daily when they get up in the morning.
  • If you have a temperature of 100 F or greater, do not join your camp. Contact your camp coordinator (Michelle Pipes at 573-202-4006 or Clarissa Meyer at 573-341-4550).
  • Use the Campus Screen app before coming to campus and every morning while on campus. Must display result of campus screen to counselor prior to joining group.

Maintain physical distancing

  • Maintain physical distancing of three feet between individuals on and off campus.
  • Keeping space between people is the best tool available to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Use face coverings

  • Campers are required to wear face coverings in all indoor public areas on campus and when contact with others within three feet cannot be avoided.
  • Campers are expected to bring three to five face coverings with them to campus and maintain their own face coverings.

Practice good hand hygiene

  • Frequently wash hands (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) throughout the day.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%-95% alcohol.

 If you become ill/sick while at camp

  • Do NOT leave your room.
  • Contact your camp coordinator (Michelle Pipes at 573-202-4006 or Clarissa Meyer 573-341-4550)

NOTE: S&T plans to have a summer camp nurse on staff, but there is no guarantee. If there are no onsite health care professionals for day and overnight camps, any medication or medical treatment required during the time on campus needs to be self-administered by the student. Please make sure your camper comes prepared to self-administer their medications. 

The following is a list of local medical service providers. If you have a preference on where you would like your child taken in case of a medical issue, please let us know by either writing it on their Health Form, or emailing us this information along with your forms. Every effort will be made to meet your request, but it can not be guaranteed. 

  • Phelps Health Emergency Room 1000 West 10th St. – 573-458-8899

  • Phelps Health Immediate Care - Rolla 603 S Bishop Ave, Suite C – 57
    Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Mercy Convenient Care  1605 Martin Springs Drive Suite 230 - 573-458-6350
    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    https://www.mercy.net/practice/mercy-convenient-care-rolla/ 

  • Rolla Family Clinic 416 S. Bishop – 573-426-5900.   
    Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    http://www.rollaurgentcare.com/

While we will take great care to ensure the safety of our campers, participation does include certain risks. Activities that include risk to campers include, but are not limited to:

  • Transportation to field trip locations (by bus or van, on- or off-campus);
  • Walking to campus or city activity locations (crossing roads, walking on sidewalks near traffic);
  • Project/crafting activities (hot glue guns, box cutters, scissors, small power tools, soldering tools, etc.);
  • Water activities (swimming, pool play, etc.);
  • Physical sporting activities (dodgeball, frisbee, basketball, pickleball, etc.: sprained ankles, jammed fingers, bloody nose, being hit in the head or other parts of the body)

Please remember that campers will also participate in camp-specific activities that will incur their own specific risks. Potential risks associated with certain camps include, but are not limited to:

  • Handling of explosives (Explosives Camp)
  • Glass shop risks: exposure to high temperatures, overheating, burns (Jackling Intro to Engineering, Materials Camp)
  • Nuclear Reactor risks: nuclear radiation exposure, fall risks (stairs, railings above cooling pool) (Nuclear Engineering Camp, Jackling Intro to Engineering)

Please refer to camp information for a list of specific camp activities and speak with camp coordinators should you have any questions.