Covid-19 Updates for Camp


COVID-19 UPDATE Tuesday, June 22, 2022

We received an update from the New York State Department of Health on Tuesday, June 22. Our Covid-19 response meets what the requirements are although for pre-arrival testing we will require the following:

Select what works for your family:
1. PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival at Camp.

2. Rapid test done at home within 6 hours of arrival at camp. Please take a photo for check in.

3. We will not test at Camp this year - if your camper has not had a rapid test or a PCR test prior to arrival we will have tests available for you to use. We are not certified as a testing site.

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COVID-19 Response Summer 2022

Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is committed to the health and safety of all youth and adults as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.

All campers, staff, visitors, and volunteers are encouraged to follow the guidance below to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

On Sunday, upon arrival at camp, check-in will take place in the Dining Hall. Anyone entering the Dining Hall with a camper as part of the check-in process will be required to wear a mask.

Pre-Camp Testing

  • Hidden Valley 4-H Camp requires everyone to test for COVID-19 before coming to camp.
  • We recommend an at-home test kit or PCR test. If an at-home test is used, please test on the morning that you are leaving to come to camp . Please stay home and call us if the test result is positive. When you arrive at camp, you will be asked to sign an attestation form that indicates you have completed pre-testing. If you are unable to pre-test at home, we will have test kits available at camp to complete. However, we encourage you to test prior to arrival , as we have limited kits and only one Nurse to assist with all the tasks necessary for the check-in process.
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms, whether a camper or an adult, should not come to camp.
  • In addition to a COVID test, everyone will have a wellness check that will include a temperature check. If you have a temperature, you will not be able to stay at camp.


  • Although COVID-19 vaccinations are not required at this time, if you have received the vaccination series, please bring documentation / your vaccination card when you come to camp.
  • We encourage full vaccination and boosters for all who are eligible.

Testing at Camp

  • We encourage all campers, staff, volunteers, and visitors to do a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms each day they attend camp.
    • While at camp, if any of the following symptoms develop consistent with COVID-19, please visit the Health Office for a COVID-19 screening and test. Do not return to camp activities until testing negative.

COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Consult the CDC COVID-19 website for most current list of symptoms.

For anyone testing positive throughout the summer, we will follow local guidance from the County Public Health Department and adhere to the guidance provided by the NYS Department of Health. This revised guidance was issued on May 31, 2022 and can be found at: quarantine-and-isolation-guidance_05.31.22.pdf (

  • Any camper who tests positive for COVID-19 while at camp will not be able to remain unless they meet the requirements outlined in the revised NYS DOH guidance.
  • If a camper is required to leave due to COVID, a prorated refund will be issued to the family.


  • Although mask requirements have been lifted in many locations throughout NYS, Hidden Valley Camp may require masks be worn in the Dining Hall, Cabins and in the Health Office.
  • Masks are optional in all other parts of camp.
  • The choice to continue masking, even when not required, is a personal one. No one should be made to feel uncomfortable because of their choice.
  • Approved masks include those with any of the following certifications: ASTM (procedure or surgical), KN95, FFP2, KF94, or NIOSH N95. Cloth masks are not approved unless worn in conjunction with an ASTM medical mask.
  • If masks are needed at camp, Hidden Valley will provide approved masks, although you are always welcome to supply your own.


Last updated December 21, 2022