Health and Safety Updates

Updated May 16, 2022


In response to guidance from public, state, and county health agencies, Summer at Norwood has updated our health and safety protocols and camp policies.  We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our surrounding community as well as evolving guidance and regulations from state and county health officials to update our policies and procedures as necessary. 

Mask-Optional Policy

Given the low transmission rates in Montgomery County and our continued commitment to layered prevention measures, Summer at Norwood will move to a mask-optional policy for all campers and staff, both indoors and outdoors on campus.  Of course, some individuals in our camp community will choose to continue to wear a mask, indoors and/or outdoors. As a community, we will support and respect each other’s personal decisions and family choice around mask-wearing.  We remain prepared to reinstate mandatory mask wearing should COVID-19 conditions worsen.  


Campers will continue to eat outdoors as much as possible.  In the event of an indoor lunch, a silent lunch period will no longer be enforced.

Isolation and Quarantine

  • Campers exhibiting signs of communicable illness (per the Communicable Disease Summary guidelines), including symptoms of COVID-19, will be taken to an isolation area in the camp health room.  The camper will be monitored by the camp nurse until the parent, guardian or caregiver is available to pick up the camper (within one hour).

  • If symptoms persist, it is recommended that the parent, guardian, or caregiver contact the camper’s health care provider for further evaluation.

  • A parent, guardian or health care provider should report a camper’s positive COVID-19 findings to Summer at Norwood.  Isolation for positive COVID-19 cases will follow CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine.

  • Parents/guardians of campers will be notified if a positive COVID-19 report is identified within the Summer at Norwood community.

  • Summer at Norwood will comply with COVID-19 Outbreak Definitions as defined by the Maryland Department of Health for Youth Camps. The camp will notify camp families as required by Montgomery County Health and Human Services if an outbreak is identified.