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Hidden Valley 4-H Camp


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 4th – payment is due June  20th.

    Week 2:Begins July 11th – payment is due June 27th.

 Week 3:Begins July 18th – payment is due July 4th.

    Week 4: Begins July 25th – payment is due July 11 th.

      Week 5: Begins August 1st – payment is due July 18 th.

      Week 6: Begins August 8th – payment is due July 25 th.

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

No, protecting campers through a PCR Covid-19 test is required at this time. 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 24

Week 2: July 1

Week 3: July 8

  Week 4: July 15

  Week 5: July 22

  Week 6: July 29

*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. 



Welcome to our Summer Camping Season for 2021. We are looking forward to opening for our 75th year of camping at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp for Residential and Day Camp. Since 1945, Hidden Valley 4-H Camp has provided the experience of a lifetime to children from the Finger Lakes region and beyond. The Camp is open to all youth ages 6-16, not just 4-H members. We are proud to celebrate 75 years of Hidden Valley Camp in 2021!

Any camper staying for Resident camp must be 8 years of age by the time they attend camp, and for Day Campers, we need all campers to be at least age 6 by the date they are attending.

Camp sessions for 8-16 year old's run from Sunday to Friday. We also offer Day Camp for young people who aren’t ready to stay overnight. Campers ages 6-7 attend Cloverbud Camp, which is a day camp.

New this year are Master Camps for ages 12-16, with themes such as Music, Backpacking, and Culinary Arts.

We strive to make Camp exciting, rewarding and affordable. A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need.

Children who go to Camp gain confidence, learn cooperation, develop new skills, and make lifelong friends. Come join us!

Sunday Drop Off Residential Day (Begins Monday at 8:00am)
Week 1: July 4-9 July 5-9
Week 2: July 11-16 July 12-16
Week 3: July 18-23 July 19-23
Week 4: July 25-30 July 26-30
Week 5: August 1-6 August 2-6
Week 6: August 8-13 August 9-13


Bunk1 is our online registration platform. When you are ready to register for our summer season you will need the Bunk 1 code ( HV4HC2021). If it is your first-time using Bunk 1 with Hidden Valley 4-H Camp you will need to set up an account. https://www.bunk1.com/en/i/1118/login

Considering camp, and wondering about the impacts, take a closer look at:

Videos: The Impact of Camp | American Camp Association (acacamps.org)


Dayna Karius
Program Assistant, Camp Registrar and Graphics Specialist
(607) 535-6812

Last updated August 24, 2021