The cabins and mess hall were scrubbed, but YMCA Camp Seymour didn’t reopen as scheduled Sunday after a bout of norovirus last week.
The camp closed Thursday after the ailment spread among 66 campers and 14 staff members.
YMCA officials said Monday they had delayed reopening the camp until Aug. 11 after six more staff members were reported to be ill Saturday night.
Those staff members were either quarantined or off site, but the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommended waiting until at least Friday to see whether any others develop symptoms of the illness, based on the incubation period of the disease, camp spokeswoman Renee Quinn said.
“Camp staff has been really diligent about keeping anyone who has or is experiencing symptoms away,” Quinn said.
Camp workers emailed families Saturday night about the extended closure and called Sunday morning.
The camp hired two companies, ServPro and Polygon, to scrub camp buildings with bleach-based cleaner. The health department recommended it instead of other cleaning products, Quinn said.
Test results to verify the disease is norovirus are due back Thursday, she said.
“But the Health Department feels that it is most likely norovirus,” Quinn said.
Families affected can send their campers back for free to attend camp Aug. 18-24, although Quinn said that’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
They also can get credit toward camp next summer, or they can get a refund in the form they paid for camp.