As we plan for Summer 2021, CJL is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The CJL Board of Trustees has formed a COVID-19 Protocol Task Force to review all aspects of camp life and develop appropriate policies and procedures, with the goal of opening camp safely. The task force is headed by a physician and includes a nurse, educators, camper parents, and our camp directors. We are also consulting guidelines from the Association of Camp Nursing, the American Camp Association, the CDC, and the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Camp Juliette Low is currently closed to visitors. In order to protect the health of our site manager and his family, visitors will not be allowed on camp property while CJL is closed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
2021 Covid-19 Policies and Protocols - Revised June 1, 2021
Camp Juliette Low has developed policies and protocols for this upcoming summer thanks to the hard work of our Covid-19 Task Force. This document has been reviewed and approved by both the CJL Board of Trustees and Department of Public Health.
Please click here to view the 2021 CJL Covid-19 Policies.
Please note that this is a “living document” that may change based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camp Association (ACA), the Association of Camp Nurses (ACN), the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the CJL Covid-19 task force. Any changes will be communicated to the parents of registered campers by email as well as available on our website.
Daily Health Check & Pre-Arrival Screening
As part of camp's Covid-19 response, we are requiring that all campers and staff complete a mandatory daily Health Check everyday for the fourteen days prior to arrival AND a Covid-19 Pre-Arrival Screening. They are both very easy to complete and only take about a minute each.
There are two ways to complete the Covid-19 Health Check each day.
1. Download the Campanion App onto your phone. Input your CampMinder login information (the same email and password you used when applying and completing forms). From there, you will see the Health Check at the top. Click on your camper's name to complete the health check questionnaire each day. If you have multiple campers, you will need to complete a separate check for each child.
2. Login to your CampMinder account. At the top of your home dashboard, you will see the "COVID-19 Health Check." Click on the icon and complete the daily questionnaire from there.
Before arriving at camp, you must complete the Pre-Arrival Screening within your CampMinder Forms and Documents tabs. This should be done either one day prior or morning of arrival. Additionally, you will upload either your Covid-19 Vaccination Card OR Covid-19 Latest Test Results. Your latest test results can either include a:
(1) Negative PCR test from 3-5 days prior to your arrival
(2) Positive Covid-19 test dated 3 months to 2 weeks prior to camp
If you have already uploaded any of these documents, we have automatically added it to your Pre-Arrival Screening.
Parent Email - Sent April 1, 2021
Happy spring – we hope that you all have been able to enjoy days outside in the beautiful weather. As we near closer and closer to summer, our excitement is growing. We cannot wait to have everyone back at camp!
The CJL COVID-19 Protocol Task Force has developed a document outlining new protocols for this upcoming summer. It has been approved by the CJL Board of Trustees and is now under review with the Department of Public Health. Once this is approved and any necessary edits are made, we will be sending out more detailed information to all campers and parents outlining our plan for the summer. In the meantime, here is a quick "Top-10" snapshot.
1. Camp will be open! While we will continue to monitor public health guidance and will revise our plans if needed, we are so excited to welcome our campers back to CJL. If we all work together to follow guidelines and protect each other, we believe we can have a safe, healthy and fun summer.
2. Our favorite traditions will continue. From Song Contest and All Camp Day to the Goodnight Circle and Baby Boats, traditions are an important part of the magic of CJL. We are carefully planning creative ways to adapt and continue the traditions we all love so much.
3. We will wear masks. The most important way we will keep each other safe is by following the Three Ws: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance. We will share more details closer to the summer, but masks should definitely be on your packing list.
4. We will wash our hands — a lot! Be on the lookout for lots of new hand-sanitizing and hand-washing stations throughout camp.
5. We will practice social distancing to make gatherings possible. One way you can help is to make sure your camper brings a portable chair this summer. We will hold many camp events on our large playing field. Having a chair will be more comfortable than sitting on the grass and will help with spacing between campers.
6. We will stay in cohorts with our units. Limiting contact among campers is a key strategy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading at CJL this summer. Your camper’s unit will be their cohort, and they will live, dine, attend classes and enjoy other activities together this summer.
7. Class schedules will be different this year. Campers will still get to pick from our most popular classes, but they will go to classes with other campers from their units.
8. We are building a new dining space to make meals safer. To maintain our cohorts, we are expanding our dining locations to allow campers to eat with just their unit and to reduce the number of people at each table. This means that there will be an exciting change at camp: a large new dining porch is being built to create a separate space off of the current dining hall. We are thrilled to add this new facility to camp, which will provide us with an additional shaded, dry place for activities and classes long after the pandemic is over.
9. Drop off and pick up will have new procedures this year. Campers and their families will be given a specified time slot to arrive and only the camper will leave the car. Our goal is to expedite the process and help keep everyone safe by minimizing contact between families. You will be required to have all payments and paperwork turned in before you arrive on camp property.
10. CJL is hiring additional nursing staff to care for campers and staff. We are increasing our nursing staff this summer. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, there will be separate accommodations and care until a parent arrives for pick-up. Details of these protocols are being reviewed by the Department of Public Health now and will be communicated to our camper families in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CJL business office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Needs List - Posted March 12, 2021
As Camp Juliette Low prepares for the 2021 summer, additional items will be needed in order to run camp safely under the new COVID protocols and procedures. You can also make a donation in kind by visiting our 2021 Needs List. All donations are tax deductible. If an item is unable to be shipped to camp, please contact the camp business office at email@example.com to coordinate pick-up/delivery.
Parent Email - Sent March 10, 2021
We hope that you are all having a wonderful day enjoying this gorgeous spring weather. We are counting down the days until we can all be together on the mountain again.
The CJL Board of Trustees has formed a COVID-19 Protocol Task Force to review all aspects of camp life and develop appropriate policies and procedures, with the goal of opening camp safely. The task force is headed by a physician and includes a nurse, educators, camper parents, and our camp directors. We are also consulting guidelines from the Association of Camp Nursing, the American Camp Association, the CDC, and the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The COVID-19 Protocol Task Force has developed a document outlining new protocols for this upcoming summer. It has been reviewed by the CJL Board of Trustees and is now being sent to the Department of Health. Once this is approved, we will be sending out information to all campers and parents detailing our plan for the summer.
Let’s Get Organized
We will be making changes to check-in this summer in order to expedite the process and minimize contact between families. You will be required to have all payments and paperwork in before you arrive on camp property.
All tuition and trading post payments will be due by May 1. In order to view your tuition balance and make payments, please visit your Campminder account. Within your home dashboard, there is an icon that reads “Financial Management.” If you have a remaining balance on May 1, then the card on file will be automatically charged.
This year, we will not be accepting trading post deposits at check-in. If you have not put money into your camper’s trading post account by May 1, then $50 will be automatically charged to the credit card on file. Any remaining money left at the end of the session will be refunded to your credit card within three business days of the end of session. In order to view your trading post deposit balance, please visit your Campminder account. Within your home dashboard, there is an icon that reads “View Trading Post Account.”
All forms will be due one month prior to your camper’s arrival at camp. Within your Campminder account, you will be prompted when forms are due. In order to view all required forms, please click on the icon that reads “Forms and Documents” within your home dashboard. Below are the forms that are currently listed; we may be adding additional forms as we get closer to summer in response to the COVID-19 protocols. You will notified as additional forms are added.
- Liability Waiver (NEW)
- Health History
- Healthcare Recommendation – Must be signed by a doctor and then uploaded within "Forms and Documents" in Campminder account.
- Immunization Record - Upload Paper Document (template available for download)
- Copy of Insurance Card - Upload Paper Document (template available for download)
- Permission for Emergency Pick-Up (NEW)
- Airport Transportation (if applicable)
- Class Preferences (NEW)
- Tenting Request
- Camper Photo
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CJL business office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Alumnae Reunion - Sent March 2, 2021
In order to focus on opening safely for campers this summer, Camp Juliette Low has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Alumnae Reunion, which had been scheduled for June 4-6, immediately prior to the start of First Session. Our annual Parent-Daughter Weekend, held each spring to introduce younger and new prospective campers to CJL, is also canceled for this year.
Both Reunion and Parent-Daughter Weekend are treasured CJL traditions, and while we are deeply saddened to be unable to hold them this year, our full focus for the coming months must be on planning for the summer season. The CJL Board of Trustees has formed a COVID-19 Protocol Task Force to review all aspects of camp life and develop appropriate policies and procedures, with the goal of opening camp safely. The task force is headed by a physician and includes a nurse, educators, camper parents, and our camp directors. We are also consulting
guidelines from the Association of Camp Nursing, the American Camp Association, the CDC, and the Georgia Department of Public Health. While we will all miss seeing our friends at Reunion, we trust that you will understand why we can’t bring so many people into camp, putting you at risk and potentially exposing our staff right before the start of the summer. Please also understand that camp must remain closed to visitors this spring and that outside visitors will not be allowed during the summer sessions. We share your disappointment and will be announcing ways that we can all connect virtually in the coming months.
So much of CJL’s success is due to the dedication of our alumnae, and we are deeply grateful for your support, which makes it possible for new generations of campers to know the magic of CJL. If you are able, we would like to ask for your help as we work to provide campers with the best — and safest — possible experience this summer. Please consider donating items for this summer’s wish list, which will be released soon, and will include both the items you are used to seeing and additional supplies to help with COVID-19 precautions. Registration for Reunion includes a donation to the CJL Alumnae Fund, which pays for the CaJuLo newsletter and enables alumnae to contribute to special projects at camp. If you would like to donate this year, you may do so on the CJL website.
The past year has brought unprecedented challenges, and many of us have leaned on the “strength to lead and faith to follow” that we learned at CJL to get us through. As we all look forward to putting the worst of the pandemic behind us, we are also planning for CJL’s Centennial. We will be excited to see you at CJL in 2022, as we celebrate 100 years of the camp we love.
2021 Parent-Daughter Weekend - Sent March 2, 2021
Thank you for your interest in experiencing Camp Juliette Low through our Parent-Daughter Weekend. We are writing to let you know that, after weeks of consideration and research, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.
For those who have campers registered for a summer session, 100% of Parent-Daughter payments will be applied to your balance. If your camper is not registered within a summer session, a full refund will be applied to the credit card originally used for payment by April 1. If you have any questions, please contact the camp's business office at email@example.com.
While Parent-Daughter Weekend is one of our favorite CJL traditions, our full focus for the coming months must be on planning for the summer season. The CJL Board of Trustees has formed a COVID-19 Protocol Task Force to review all aspects of camp life and develop appropriate policies and procedures, with the goal of opening camp safely. The task force is headed by a physician and includes a nurse, educators, camper parents, and our camp directors. We are also consulting guidelines from the Association of Camp Nursing, the American Camp Association, the CDC, and the Georgia Department of Public Health.
In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the CJL website, especially our Video Gallery, where you can tour CJL, find out about camp traditions, learn camp songs, see what life is like living in a tent, and much more.
We hope to see your daughter at camp this summer or in the future. Please contact the CJL business office if you have any questions or concerns.