Pima County Healthy School and Childcare

Summer Camp Guidance for 2022

Summer camp can be a good opportunity for kids to stay active and social during the summer school break. Many summer camps provide great learning opportunities as well. If you are thinking about sending your child to camp, or trying to choose the right summer camp, here are some things to consider:

  • Your child's individual health risks. COVID-19 presents a greater threat to children with health problems like asthma and congenital heart disease, as well as children whose immune systems are weakened for any reason. Children who are not or cannot be vaccinated against COVID are also at greater risk. If your child is in one or more of these risk categories, talk to your pediatrician before making a decision about summer camp.

  • Questions to ask before signing up. Harvard Medical School's health education division has a good list of questions to ask when considering potential summer camps, including:  
    • What is the vaccination status of the staff and campers?
    • Are the activities mostly outdoors or indoors?
    • What is the policy on masks?
  • As always, protect your child from Southern Arizona’s summer heat and sun. Kids should always wear sunscreen and stay hydrated when participating in outdoor activities.

2021-2022 School Year

May 19, 2022: Rescinding Sanitary Measure 2022-01 that was updated April 15, 2022.

We updated K-12 guidance (7/28/2021) for the 2021-2022 school year. It aligns with CDC's

Additionally, we have updated guidance for early childhood education and childcare providers (2/2/22), based on updated guidance from the CDC.

New variants of COVID-19 are more contagious for children. Mitigation practices are still critical to keep our children healthy. Pima County co-authored a study published Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows universal mask wearing in Arizona K-12 schools considerably reduces the likelihood of a school-associated COVID-19 outbreak.

What is an “outbreak”?

An outbreak is three or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff with onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting.

For Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

For more information on your child's school re-opening plans and protocols visit the District Return Plans page.


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