We are excited to welcome campers, volunteers and staff back onsite for a residential 2021 Summer Camp Program at approximately 30% capacity. We are confident in our plan to operate this summer but we know that policies and protocols are subject to change as guidelines evolve. We will be closely following all summer camp guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS), our local Department of Health (DOH) and the American Camping Association (ACA). We will also be operating based on recommendations from the SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN). As these guidelines evolve, a top priority will be to communicate updates in a timely manner to our campers and families.
Following all recommendations, Double H Ranch is taking many safety precautions to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at camp this summer.
- Facility Improvements: This spring an outside review of health & safety COVID precautions was conducted of the Double H facility. Currently, camp-wide updates are in progress. Improvements include, HEPA air filters for improved ventilation in buildings, installation of new operating windows, increased number of handwashing stations and hand sanitizer dispensers, and newly renovated camper cabins.
- Pre & Post-Camp Protocols: Campers, volunteers, and staff will all be asked to follow new protocols that minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 before and after programs. These protocols include pre-screening (call from camp nurse two weeks prior to start of session), testing before arriving at camp, and screening for symptoms after leaving camp.
- Program Structure: In addition to reduced capacity, many aspects of our program structure will also adapt. All individuals onsite will be asked to wear masks and observe physical distance from one another. Cabins will move in pods, maintaining the same campers and counselors throughout the week. There will be no offsite trips (Six Flags Great Escape) and whereas large gatherings are usually held, small group outdoor activities will be the norm.