COVID Information

FCWC 2023

COVID Fact Sheet

Masking Guidelines

The FCWC Executive Leadership Team, in conjunction with our Nursing Director, discussed the recently updated CDC/NYS/DOH guidelines lifting the COVID-19 restrictions and have revised our masking guidelines accordingly.

Our first goal is to honor those who we are serving.  In general, masks will be optional.  Exceptions to this guideline include:

  • a homeowner who requests masks be worn
  • basketball camp site (masks are required inside the facility)
  • soccer camp site (masks are required inside the facility)
  • agency sites whose policy requires masks to be worn

While on the Browncroft Community Church campus, we will honor their guidelines which currently state masks are optional but still strongly recommended for unvaccinated adults and students.  Masks will be worn when worshipping up front near the stage during services/programming.

No Physical Participation in Camp When Appropriate

  • Educate and reinforce all involved when to not physically participate in camp.
  • Prepare guidelines that outline criteria for not participating.
    • People should not participate if they have tested positive, are awaiting test results, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
    • People who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should not participate.
    • If you have traveled internationally recently, please contact the Nursing Director before coming to camp.

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

  • Encourage handwashing with soap and water throughout camp.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol will be provided.
  • Encourage people to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

Adequate Supplies

  • Ensure we have accessible sinks and enough supplies for people to clean their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes. Supplies include soap, a way to dry hands (e.g., paper towels, hand dryer), tissues, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, disinfectant wipes, masks.

 Signs and Messages

  • Signs will be in highly visible locations that promote everyday protective measures. 
  • Tape on floors and signs on walls will act as reminders to ensure that everyone remains socially distanced.
  • Signs will be placed at Basketball Camp, Soccer Camp, and Sidewalk Club. Registration will include a health screening.

 Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Create a schedule for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Drivers should practice all safety actions and clean and disinfect transport vehicles.
  • Use gloves when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash. Wash hands after removing gloves.

 Shared Objects

  • Discourage sharing of items that are difficult to clean, sanitize, or disinfect.
  • Keep each camper’s belongings separated from others’ and in individually labeled containers.
  • Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high-touch materials to the extent possible and clean and disinfect between use.


  • Increase circulation of outdoor air as much as possible, for example by opening windows and doors. Do not open windows and doors if doing so poses a safety or health risk.

 Water Systems

  • Drinking fountains should be cleaned and sanitized, but encourage staff and campers to bring their own water to minimize use and touching of water fountains.

Modified Layouts (included in masks / social distancing)

Physical Barriers and Guides (included under signs and messages)

Food Service

  • Eat in separate areas or with a smaller group.
  • Use disposable food service items (utensils, dishes).

Regulatory Awareness (included in disclaimer at end)  

Staggered Scheduling

  • Stagger arrival and drop-off times or locations by cohort (group) or put in place other protocols to limit contact between cohorts as much as possible.

Gatherings and Visitors

  • Limit the maximum number of students to 400 in total.
  • Limit any nonessential visitors, volunteers.

Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact

  • Designate a staff person (medical team) responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns.

Communication Systems

  • COVID questionnaire forms to be filled out as close as possible to the time of students arriving (filled out that day, or brought with them, or filled out on-site).

Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick

  • Immediately separate anyone who shows signs of COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) at camp. Individuals who are sick should be cared for following CDC guidance for caring for yourself or others who are sick.
  • Identify an isolation room or area to separate anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive but does not have symptoms.
  • If a student becomes sick and needs to be removed from camp, Home Base will contact the parents and request the student be picked up.

Within the 24 hour window of being on site camp week at homes, agencies, and sports venues, adult volunteers will be reaching out to their site contacts to ensure all people in the home or staff at agencies/sports venues have not tested positive, are awaiting test results, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

This fact sheet is based on current guidelines. If state or CDC guidelines change, then this fact sheet may be modified.