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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Helpful Information for Parents of Campers 2022 (padlet.com)
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
All campers, staff, visitors, and volunteers
are encouraged to follow the guidance below to help prevent the transmission of
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
- 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
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
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
- Shortness of breath/difficulty
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- 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:
- 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.
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
- 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