Day Camp FAQ's

For our Day Camp Families

We are excited to have you attending Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, and have put together a Quick Tip Sheet for you to use as a guide.

  1. What time is drop off on Monday?
  • Day Camp Drop off is 8:00 a.m. daily.
  • On Monday of each Day Camp week if your camper has medication to check in with the Health Office you will need to provide the medication in the original container and also have a Provider Standing Order that permits our Health Manager to dispense medication. Medication cannot be kept over the weekend – if you attend more than one Day Camp week you will need to do this each time you arrive on Monday.
  • Monday’s can take a little longer – it is the 1st day of the week.
  1. What happens at Drop Off Time?
  • You will meet the Day Camp Manager or the Camp Director.
  • Signing In – A signature is required of the parent upon arrival, and this is done daily.
  • A Daily Health Screen and Temperature Check will be required upon arrival – If your camper does not pass the Daily Health Screen they will not be able to stay at camp.
  • We ask that all parents stay until we have completed the Daily Health Screen.
  • Day Campers will be their own stable pod and will remain together for all activities.
  • Cloverbud Day Campers will be separate from campers over the Age of 8 for most activities.
  • Day Campers can eat breakfast if they would like.
  1. What should I pack?
  • All items should be packed in a backpack – it is much easier for our Day Campers to keep track of their personal belongings if they have aback pack.
  • You should always bring a swimsuit, towel and an extra pair of clothes, including socks.
  • All campers have a Quiet Hour after lunch where they are in a Cabin–books, cards, journaling, activity type books – they can pack in their backpack to use during that time.
  • Campers will be in cabins for rest hour for the full week – you can bring a sleeping bag or a small pillow and blanket for rest time.
  • Each cabin has games and we also have a Lending Library at Camp.
  1. What about the Camp Store?
  • Day Campers will have the opportunity to visit the Camp Store at least once during the day. At the Camp Store they can purchase snacks like Gatorade, ice cream, fruit bars, and chips. A few of the comfort snacks campers enjoy, and are not on the menu!
  1. What about a Covid-19 test?
  • At this time no testing is required of day campers.
  1. Does my child have to wear a mask?
  • When we are indoors in the dining hall and restroom areas – masks are required. Please pack one for your child.
  • When campers our outdoors, which is where we will spend the majority of our time masks are not required.
  • Exceptions to this will be when safe, physical distancing cannot be maintained – Check-In and the Gaga pit are examples of where masks will be required outdoors.
  1. What if I need my child to arrive earlier than 8:00 a.m.
  • We can do an earlier drop off time of 7:30 a.m. with 24-hour advance notice – we have a small fee of $10.00.
  1. What if I need my child to stay later than when camp ends?
  • Cloverbud Day Camp ends at 3:30 and Regular Day Camp ends at4:30.b.We are flexible with time through 4:30 p.m
  • Due to the Stable Pod requirement for Campers we are willing to explore extending the stay past 4:30 p.m. although we cannot make a promise that we can do this for the upcoming camp season.
  • To arrange for late pick up please contact Bruce Condie at607-535-5048 or through email at bcc5@cornell.edu - Bruce will have the most up to date schedule of staff and will be able to let you know whether a later stay can be arranged.
    • If we are able to arrange a later than 4:30 p.m. pick up there will be a small fee charged.
  1. What about Forms?
  • All pre-arrival forms should be completed and submitted ahead of your arrival on Monday.
  • On Monday you will sign an Authorized Pick up form release – please do not leave camp without filling out.
  1. What about activities?
  • Day Campers will have the same activity options as Resident Campers.
  • A Swimming Test will be done on Monday morning to determine swimming ability
    • Non-Swimmers are not provided with a wrist band.
    • If a camper is designated as a swimmer they are given a colored wristband for the week that permits them to swim in all areas of the pool unless they are a buddy to a
      non-swimmer.

Last updated November 1, 2021