Campus Health & Safety

COVID-19 Update

Simply put, the need for the arts, for arts education, and for camp and all the experiences it brings, has never been greater. The Blue Lake administrative team recognizes that creating and sustaining a healthy and safe campus community is the first step in achieving our mission of providing quality arts education for all.

In the summer of 2021, we welcomed more than 3,000 participants on camp and are proud to report that we maintained a healthy community for the duration of the 12-week season. We recognize that COVID-19 transmission is still a significant concern, and that mitigation will require effective health and safety measures are in place within our camp. As we plan for 2022, we continue to track federal, state, and industry guidelines in order to refine protocols with the latest recommendations. While it is our goal that Blue Lake’s summer programs operate as normally as possible, the safety, health, and well-being of members of our camp community remains our top priority and will always drive our decisions.

You can visit this page in the future to find the latest information regarding Blue Lake’s plans for summer 2022, along with a few helpful resources.

We look forward to seeing you at camp this summer!

Heidi Stansell

Interim President

Jessica Bryant

Director of Student Services

Joshua Farmer

Director of Health Services

Richard Erne

Director of Arts Programs



COVID-19 Expectations for Summer Camp 2022

  • Blue Lake strongly recommends that all camp participants be fully vaccinated, including having a booster.
  • Proof of vaccine or negative COVID test is required upon arrival.
  • All participants are expected to complete daily health screenings and practice good hand hygiene.
  • Periodic testing may be required, depending on local transmission data.
  • Current guidelines and local transmission data will determine our need for masking and distancing within facilities.
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