4-H Camp Farley Coronavirus Information

 

***All of the protocols below are subject to change based upon current regulations and guidance from the CDC and the Massachusetts Board of Health during the Summer of 2022***

Daily Health Screenings:  All campers will need to go through a daily health screening.  Day campers will be screened before they can be dropped off.  Campers who have a fever of 100.4 or higher or other COVID-19 symptoms may not attend camp.  A negative test must be provided before the camper can return to camp. Overnight Campers' health will be monitored by the camp nurse and their cabin staff.

Overnight Camper Health Screenings:  Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, ALL OVERNIGHT CAMPERS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR VACCINATION STATUS, MUST HAVE A NEGATIVE COVID TEST  ON THE DAY OF YOUR ARRIVAL AT CAMP.  THE TEST CAN BE AN AT HOME RAPID TEST.  PLEASE BRING THE COMPLETED NEGATIVE TEST WITH YOU TO SHOW TO THE CAMP STAFF AT REGISTRATION. IN ADDITION, CAMPERS WITH A FEVER OF 100.4 OR HIGHER MAY NOT ATTEND CAMP.

We will continue to monitor and follow guidelines laid out by the CDC, State of Massachusetts, Town of Mashpee & American Camp Association. We will continue to collaborate & share information regarding opening of overnight camp. 

Masks:   Campers and staff should bring masks to camp and may wear them whenever they wish to. Masks are not mandatory this summer.  However, there may be some situations where we will encourage campers and staff members to wear masks - for example if day campers and overnight campers are in an indoor location together.  Camp Farley will have extra masks available for anyone who would like one.

Day Camp/Overnight Camp Cohorts - In an effort to protect each other from transmission of COVID, day campers and overnight campers will generally be scheduled to be apart from each other.  There will be times when they will be closer - for example in Council Grove - and all campers and staff should feel free to wear masks at these times if they wish.    

Water Bottles: Each camper will need to bring a reusable water bottle with their name on it to camp each day.  Please make sure to wash the water bottle each day before sending it back to camp.  Campers will be able to refill their water bottles during the day, however the water bubblers will be turned off for safety.  Staying hydrated at camp is extremely important.  If a camper forgets their bottle of water, they should communicate this to their counselor so that paper cups can be obtained.

Sunscreen:  Camp staff will not be able to apply sunscreen to campers.  Please make sure that day campers have sunscreen applied before they come to camp and overnight campers bring their own sunscreen that they can apply.

Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizing: Campers and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands and sanitize as often as possible and necessary.  Hand-washing stations and sanitizer will be located at multiple locations throughout the camp.  All campers and staff will clean their hands before and after eating.

Visitors:  In order to provide an environment with the greatest safety for our camp community, we will be following the guidelines from the CDC and the Massachusetts Board of Health.

Day Camper Drop Off: Parents should park their car in the parking lot and walk their camper to the check in spot by the gate. Each camper will be asked about their health upon arrival.   Please make sure your camper has had sunscreen applied before arrival at camp.  It will not be possible to apply sunscreen in the parking lot this summer.

Day Camper Pick Up: Day camper families should park and walk to the check out spot to pick up your campers.  Please make sure to wear your mask when you are at the gate.

What if it Rains? Each group will be signed a specific shelter so that there are not large numbers of people in one location.

What if someone gets sick?   In the event a Camper or Staff member displays symptoms of Covid-19, they will be given a rapid covid test. They will not be able to return to Camp until they have provided a negative test.  The Camp Nurse will determine if quarantine is necessary, and communicate with our local Physician Consultant.