Camp FAQ's

FAQs ARE HERE! (2022)

Hello everyone, we hope you are getting as excited as we are about camp! In the meantime, here are some general FAQs that may help you get ready:

When is the deposit due?

Your camper’s deposit is due upon registration. We will not be able to hold your spot at camp if you have not made your final payment on the deadlines below. Please help us out and make your final payments.

When is the final payment due?

Final payment is due 2 weeks before the start of camp:

Week 1: Begins July 3rd – payment is due June 17th.
Week 2: Begins July 10 th – payment is due June 24th.
Week 3: Begins July 17 th – payment is due July 1th.
Week 4: Begins July 24th – payment is due July 8 th.
Week 5: Begins July 31st – payment is due July 15 th.
Week 6: Begins August 7th – payment is due July 22 nd.

If my camper does not complete a covid test, can they still attend?

No, according to NYS Department of Health Guidelines, campers who have not completed a covid test will not be allowed to attend camp. All campers MUST have a negative test result in order to attend 

How does my camper get a covid test?

All camp families need to click on the following appointment link to schedule their telehealth appointment 3 days prior to their arrival for camp: https://www.grapefruittesting.com/.

If you are going to be on vacation, and will be away from your home address, please use this link instead: https://form.jotform.com/211234497090049.

When do I need to submit the medical forms signed by a physician?

As soon as possible. No medical forms can be submitted at camp. We need the original or a clearly scanned digital copy. We cannot accept cellphone photos of the documents. Please submit to hv4hcampapps@cornell.edu or mail to 323 Owego Street Montour Falls, NY 14865 by the following dates:

Week 1: June 17

Week 2: June 24 

Week 3: June 1

Week 4: July 8

Week 5: July 15

Week 6: July 22

*Remember Health Forms must be signed by a medical provider and include their license to operate. A stamp with the name, title, and license number is also acceptable.

When can I drop off my camper?

Overnight Campers should be dropped off Sunday afternoon between 2:00-3:30pm

Cloverbuds Day Campers (ages 6-7) should be dropped off no later than 8:00am Monday - Friday.

Standard Day Campers (ages 8-16) should be dropped off no later than 8:00am Monday – Friday.

When can I pick up my camper?

Overnight Campers should be picked up Friday evening from 4:00-6:00pm

Cloverbuds Day Campers (ages 6-7) should be picked up no later than 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

Standard Day Campers (ages 8-16) should be picked up no later than 4:30pm Monday - Friday.

Can both parents and/or a friend drop off/pick up my camper?

No, due to Covid restrictions, only one parent/guardian may drop off/pick up a camper.

Will I be able to move my camper into their cabin?

No, only counselors will be permitted to carry items into the cabins. One designated parent or adult can carry items to the cabin and drop them off.

What happens if a camper displays covid symptoms while at camp?

Anyone who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 will be tested at camp. We will work with Schuyler County Public Health to determine whether Quarantine is needed. If individual tests positive, they, along with those in their unit, will need to leave camp immediately.

Will the camp adjust Covid guidelines throughout the summer?

Our guidelines will remain the duration of the season. We may adjust over the summer and will communicate with all families through Bunk1 and email. We will also alert families by posting on our Hidden Valley 4-H website home page and our Facebook social media.

How does my camper use the camp store?

We encourage parents to add money to their camper’s account through Bunk 1. Campers use money to go to the camp store and enjoy ice cream, fruit pops, chips, and Gatorade along with t-shirts and water bottles.

How does my camper receive over the counter medications (OTC)?

The camp nurse will administer approved medications. We cannot administer any OTC medications unless your medical provider includes the medication and dosage on your child’s medical form.

Last updated November 3, 2021