Camp Seneca Lake’s top priority is the health and safety of our camp family. With a focus on the Jewish value of Pikuach Nefesh (saving a life) and protecting the Camp community as a whole, CSL requires that all campers and staff attending camp be immunized as outlined below. This policy follows NYS school vaccination requirements as well as the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Staff & Campers

Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DPT)Five (5) doses
PolioFour (4) doses
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)Two (2) doses
Hepatitis BThree (3) doses
Varicella (chickenpox)One (1) dose
Two (2) doses*
*COVID-19 booster doses are strongly encouraged and may be required at a later date


Tetanus, reduced Diphtheria, and acellular Pertussis (Tdap)One (1) dose
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)One (1) dose**
**An additional dose of MenACWY is required on or after their 16th birthday

Additionally, Camp Seneca Lake strongly recommends the administration of the Hepatitis A and Flu vaccine according to the standard AAP/CDC vaccine schedule. Please check with your pediatrician, family physician or medical clinic to make sure your child is fully immunized.

Campers and staff will not be allowed to participate at camp or in camp programming without adhering to this policy.

Medical Exemption Statement: Children are exempt from immunization requirements only if a parent or guardian submits a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) which states:

  • That the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated
  • Which vaccines are being exempted
  • Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary
  • The expiration date, if the exemption is temporary