December 2022 Update

In 2021, as a result of the multi-layered approach of our protocols, we were able to celebrate a completely COVID-free camp experience.

In 2022, we celebrated a second COVID-free camp for our campers and resident staff. We had our first COVID cases of the pandemic when two of our support kitchen staff contracted COVID on a day-off. We implemented quarantine and testing protocols and observed no spread beyond these isolated cases. 

In 2023, we do not yet know the extent of COVID-19 protocols we need to implement. It is our hope that we can shift away from cohort testing and toward testing as symptoms appear. However, we will always adhere to the recommendations from the CDPH and ACA governing bodies to ensure our camp community remains safe and healthy.

For those interested, below are a review of what the 2022 COVID Protocols entailed.

2022 COVID-19 Protocols At-A-Glance

  • Pre-Camp PCR test.
  • Vaccination is not required, but encouraged.
  • Day-three camp-wide rapid antigen testing.
  • Masks required in indoor, public locations until our day-three testing rules out COVID presence.
  • No cabin cohorting and campers may mingle between cabin groups at meal-times, activities, etc.


We are not comfortable sending our camper to camp this summer, what is the cancellation policy?

If you are unsure or uncomfortable about sending your camper to camp this summer, please see our cancellation policy here. We no longer have a cancellation policy in place for COVID-specific situations and will enforce our standard cancellation policy for all instances of cancellation.

How did you determine your protocols and procedures for COVID-19 at MMR this summer?

We have been well versed in the CDC, ACA, and CDPH guidance and requirements for camp programs since the beginning of the pandemic. We continue to work regularly to review and make updates to ensure that our program and protocols are the safest and most up-to-date possible given the continually evolving world in which we live.

Are you requiring staff or your campers to be vaccinated?

Per CDC recommendations for summer camps, we are strongly encouraging all members of our camp community who are eligible to receive their vaccination(s), but vaccination is not required to join MMR.

What if my child has a condition that may mimic the symptoms of COVID-19?

Please update your camper’s health form to indicate their condition and the symptoms to our Health Care staff. 


CDC Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19
American Camp Association (ACA) Field Guide for Camps

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