Insight, guidelines and policies for Community Arts School 2022 Middle School Camps


Safety First


*Last Updated: January 18, 2022
CAS staff have been working in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University’s Health and Safety Committee and the American Camp Association to carefully set policies that keep students safe while at camp. All guidelines and policies are reflective of extensive research and information provided by the State of Ohio, Centers for Disease Control, peer institutions, and medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. 
**As information continues to be updated by the CDC and Baldwin Wallace University, these policies are subject to change.
All students, regardless of vaccination status, may attend Middle School Camp as a commuter. Only students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC as completing your primary series of vaccinations) may register for residential status. An uploaded COVID-19 vaccination card will be required for residential registration.

All camp staff and participants will follow the safety guidelines below throughout camp:

  • All residential campers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Campers who are in a mandatory quarantine/isolation period due to a known exposure within the 5-day period before camp will not be permitted to attend camp. Participation in camp after these 5 days will be discussed on a case-by-case basis based on symptoms.
  • Campers are to monitor their temperature and symptoms at home. Upon arrival, temperature checks will be a part of the drop off process. Campers exhibiting a fever or who have any symptoms of illness will not be allowed to participate for that day. Campers must not have a fever for 24 consecutive hours before returning to camp.
  • Masks are required indoors across the BW campus and will be worn at all times by campers, staff and faculty. Specialty instrument masks and bell coverings will be provided for woodwind and brass players. 
  • Supplies needed for activities will be frequently sanitized 
  • Campers will remain socially distant at a minimum of 3 feet or greater when possible for all camp activities. When playing instruments, the Conservatory protocols for distancing will be implemented as some instruments require greater spacing. 
  • Hand washing and/or hand sanitizing will take place frequently throughout the day.


Our Facilities

Over the past year, considerable changes have been made to BW’s campus to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The following upgrades and installations have been made:

  • 1,000+ wall-mounted and freestanding hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed across campus.
  • The Conservatory’s heating and cooling system has been equipped with a system-wide ionizer which kills 99% of viruses, bacteria and mold circulating in the air.
  • Rehearsal halls, classrooms and offices contain portable air purifiers for added air cleaning.
  • Carefully created room guidelines and schedules ensure proper air-flow and ventilation in all of our indoor spaces. 
  • Reduced capacity limits for all rehearsal spaces and practice rooms based on the type of activity.
  • Special, piano specific, disinfectant wipes are located at every piano to properly and safely sanitize keys before and after use.
  • Enhanced cleaning on a nightly basis by our professional cleaning staff, especially for high-touch surfaces.