COVID cases cancel Asbury Hills camp for week, possibly longer

CLEVELAND—Two positive COVID-19 cases prompted Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center to cancel camp scheduled for the week of July 18.

In a press release from the camp, Asbury Hills reported one adult and one minor tested positive for COVID-19.

Camp leaders said they have notified the local health department and have been in contact with the American Camping Association. They will continue to work in compliance with the health department and officials. All families who were scheduled to arrive on July 18 were notified, and all families with campers on property between July 11-18 have also been notified.

Campers scheduled to arrive July 18 will be receiving a full refund.

“We hope to make a decision about reopening for future weeks of camp soon and will be in contact with all who are currently registered for the remainder of the summer,” camp leaders said.

Leaders noted all cohorts of campers (groups of campers who share sleeping quarters and meal times) and their designated counselors remain physically distant from other cohorts. When cohorts are in close contact of others on property that are not in their cohort, face coverings are worn.

Campers and their families are symptom-screened before entry to property.

“Our staff have monitored their symptoms and follow proper protocol should they present with any symptoms of COVID-19, as defined by the CDC,” camp leaders said.

If parents have questions or concerns, email [email protected].

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