Summer Discovery and The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) will continue our commitment to promoting the highest standards of safety and wellbeing by requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated for programs in 2022 where allowable by US law. Successful implementation of programs such as ours requires a tremendous amount of planning and risk mitigation with campus and community partners. To that end, we review information and recommendations obtained from health care experts and comply with host campus policies in order to make informed decisions that may impact our staff and students. We are honored to align our decision with other academic and travel programs across the country to provide the safest environment for our participants as possible. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and review our policies with the best available information.
We have developed response protocols based on recommendations from the CDC, the American Camp Association, and our university partner protocols.
We can all work together this year to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Below are some of the protocols we’re implementing, as well as ways residential program participants can help protect themselves and each other.