health & safety protocols

Camp Butwin, Camp Olami and Summer Quest


Keeping our community safe and healthy is our number one priority.


We monitor the weather carefully and, based on the guidance below, we modify physical outdoor activities as appropriate. This may include, altering schedules, relocating activities, planning alternative activities, rescheduling activities, and monitoring the health of our campers and staff for any potential symptoms.

We follow the U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s recommendations related to the heat index.  Please note that the protocols are based on the heat index, not the temperature.  CLICK HERE to see the Heat Advisory Table for details.

We follow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality & Health Activity Guidance to form our protocols related to air quality. CLICK HERE to see the Air Quality Table for details.



We make our policies in consultation with the JCC’s Covid Advisory Team and our contacts at the Minnesota Department of Health. Our policies are made thoughtfully, based on the information currently available, knowing that if data or recommendations change, we will reassess.

  • MASKS are not required at the JCC; people may choose to mask at any time.
  • COVID VACCINATIONS are strongly encouraged but not required for staff or participants.
    • Individuals will not be required to quarantine when exposed to someone who is COVID positive, unless symptoms present, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Individuals who can mask (ages 3+), will be strongly encouraged to mask for 10 days after exposure and get tested.
    • Individuals ages 3+ who test positive for COVID must quarantine for 5 days.  Individuals may return on day 6 as long as symptoms are improving and they can wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days.
    • Individuals under 3 must quarantine for 10 days.