Opening Day: The COVID Edition

It’s happening!! “COVID Summer Camp” is about to become a reality at Heart O’ the Hills, and we couldn’t be more excited! At last, here is what we have for Opening Day!

Prior to Opening Day, families will schedule a drop off-time. Upon arrival, camp families enter camp through the service gate, which is the wider entrance beyond our main gate. From there, traffic directs into one of two lanes.

Then, greeting our campers, is our crew of former camper volunteer RN’s. Temperatures are taken in the car. If a camper’s temperature is 100.4◦F or higher, her temperature will be re-checked in 30 minutes with a temporal thermometer. If the camper’s temperature is still 100.4◦F or higher, the camper will not be allowed to enter camp.

Next, campers will drop off temperature logs, and any medicines and forms with the nurse.

Afterwards, cars will be directed to the mustering spots for their camper’s “pod” or age group. After campers and luggage are dropped off, their counselor will take them to get their perfunctory lice check at their meeting spot.

Pod (Division)Mustering Spot
MidgetsArk (girls, not luggage)
SophomoresFront Lawn
SeniorsIndian Dwellings

While campers meet their counselors and spend time with their Pod, families will drop off luggage. Luggage (trunk and a duffle) will be moved by some of our wonderful staff. So, parents will have no need for exiting their vehicle.

Finally, camp families can drop off any last minute packages or letters for later delivery before exiting the gates.

Here is a visual of each drop-off spot by division.

Again, thank you all for sharing your girls with us this summer! Undoubtedly, it will be memorable!

About the Author

Rachel Pannell

Rachel is a rare fourth generation Heart girl. Her great-grandmother was the nurse for our first summer as Heart O’ the Hills Camp, and her grandmother and great aunt were campers, as were her mother and aunt. This fall she will be at UTSA as a marketing major. Rachel is a Jo Jones girl.

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