Communicable Disease Protocol

Communicable Disease Protocol

Hilltop Christian Camp’s protocol for campers exposed to a communicable disease (i.e. measles) is as follows:

A communicable disease is defined as an infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual’s discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector).

With an increase in the number of children unvaccinated, we have seen an marked increase in diseases seemingly eradicated in previous generations. As a result, Hilltop will adhere to the following guidelines:

Upon notification to camp, (before, during, or after a camper being here), that a camper has a communicable disease which is verified by a qualified medical personnel then the camp will proceed as follows:

  • Collect all needed information; what disease, who the camper is, what session of camp attended, who verified the disease and their contact information, any other information the parent/guardian would like to share regarding this situation, and last inform the parent/guardian how we will proceed.
  • Call the local/state department regarding the situation and/or the attending medical clinic/ personnel.
  • Follow the protocol set fourth by the local/state department and/or the attending medical clinic/personnel.
  • If parent/guardian contact is required then we will use; phone, email, written letter, etc., to make those contacts.