COVID-19 and Camp: Updates and Resources

In 2021, Double H Ranch is committed to safely providing program for children with serious illnesses. At this time, our team is evaluating all models of program to determine how and when we can provide onsite programming. While developing our spring and summer programs, we will work in conjunction with local public health, NYS and CDC guidelines and under the guidance of the recommendations of our Medical Advisory Board.  Our goal is to share our decision for the 2021 spring and summer programs with our camper families, volunteers and staff in early April.

Adaptive Winter Sports Program Update

October 27, 2020

As a cherished member of the Double H Ranch, you understand better than anyone the importance of providing Safe Fun. With that in mind, I am writing  today to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to suspend our on-site Adaptive Winter Sports Program for the 2021 Season.

Under the advisement of our Medical Advisory Board with input from our year-round team, and review by our Board of Directors, it was determined that the risk is too great to offer on-site programs at this time.

Since the beginning of March 2020, COVID-19 has been a disrupter in all of our lives.  While we are disappointed that we cannot provide ski and snowboard lessons this winter, we have had the summer and fall to discover how we can  provide the needed connections that our children and families deserve during this isolating and challenging time.

Our team is working to create new and innovative ways to engage and support our children throughout the winter incorporating what we have learned over the past eight months.

Please know that we will continue to monitor and evaluate when we can safely gather at camp once again. Thank you for your support as we navigate these uncharted waters together.  My biggest wish is health and happiness to you and your family.

Health & Happiness,

Max Yurenda
CEO/Executive Director



Helping Kids Cope during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Dr. Gerry Florio, PhD

We advise the following to Safety Guidelines for COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are sick, stay home and do not attend Double H programs or events.
    • All participants will be given a health screening prior to all programs

For general information and resources related to COVID-19, please visit the World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention or the NYS Department of Health.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 518-696-5676.

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