COVID-19 update- Find out more information here

Covid-19 Update

Virginia Outside Covid-19 Guidelines

May 2020


Virginia Outside will require that all of our participants and staff undergo a screening process prior to and during camp to ensure the health and safety of our staff, campers, and their families. This screening process was created based on recommendations from the American Camp Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


A Pre-Screening form will be sent to parents via email at least one week prior to the first day of camp. Parents/guardians will be required to sign off that they have covered all of these pre-screening procedures to ensure that their child is healthy and they will not compromise the health of other campers or staff. The form will need to be returned to your camper’s head counselor on the first day of the camp week.


This Initial Screening on the first day of camp includes many, if not all, of the same screenings as our Pre-Screening process but it is necessary to help our staff determine if your child is permitted to attend camp or if they require additional screening and evaluation by a medical professional. This redundancy is to help us better ensure the health and safety of all campers, parents/guardians, and staff involved. 



We look forward to providing the same fun-filled weeks of adventure to our campers this summer as we have over the past 15 years but we will obviously be making some adjustments to our camps to ensure that we can provide a safe, healthy environment for your child and our staff. 

These protocols stem from recommendations made by the American Camp Association & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.These protocols outline the guidelines for campers during each day and recommended practices for parents to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. 

Hand Hygiene:

Cloth Face Coverings:

Camper Drop Off/Pick Up:


Shared Objects: