In 2023, NSD will hold in-person, residential camps. Similar to 2022, please note that NSD will require participants (both students and faculty) to adhere to all state and local public health requirements, as well the requirements of our college and university hosts. As the public health situation with COVID-19 evolves, we expect to see changes in public health guidance and rules, and those changes will inform the COVID-19 procedures we follow at our camps. Accordingly, you may see changes to the procedures outlined below. As the date for any camp session approaches, registered students and parents will receive the latest set of procedures from. You can stay up-to-date on the current set of requirements for each of our host sites by visiting their COVID-19 response pages (Bryn Mawr, University of Houston, University of Minnesota). Guidelines for students during the academic year may not always be the same as guidelines for guests of summer programs, so please make sure that you are looking at the categories of information that are relevant to you.
Frequent COVID-19 Testing
Each in-person NSD camp will prioritize testing students in accordance with university guidelines.
Social Distancing While Learning
All classroom activities will be in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
Strict Preventative Measures
Unless medically exempted, students are asked to verify vaccination and provide a negative PCR test.
We encourage students and faculty to wear masks and practice common-sense best practices.
Proven Success in Responding to Covid
TOC Qualifying Bids Received
Vaccination, Testing, Daily Procedures, Quarantine and Isolation
We recommend that you review information from public health experts on COVID-19 and vaccination against COVID-19 for children. All faculty and students must comply with those requirements if/when they arise. For example, here is an informational overview from the CDC. NSD is not qualified to make medical judgments of our own, and we will rely upon our host sites and the CDC to help protect against COVID-19.
At a minimum, NSD will adhere to the public health recommendations and requirements in place at the time of each camp session. We expect those recommendations and requirements to inform camp procedures on daily health screenings, quarantine and isolation, social distancing, gathering sizes, and mask use. All procedures will be announced to faculty and students in a timely manner prior to the approach of each session.
Students with a confirmed case of COVID-19 may be able to remain at camp in isolation facilities, but this will depend on host site rules at the time of camp, and it may not be permissible. Please note that NSD will not have the final say on whether students with COVID-19 will be allowed to remain on campus. Parents must be aware that our host sites may require that any student with a confirmed case of COVID-19 depart from campus in a timely manner. Parents will be responsible for the logistics and all expenses of that departure, and they should account for that possibility in registering for camp and making summer plans. NSD will allow departing students to participate in camp virtually, but we will not be able to issue refunds for students who are required to depart camp early.