Summer Camp 2021 Safety Updates

YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is excited to serve you and your families this summer. After the difficult year that the coronavirus pandemic has dealt us, we recognize that there has never been a greater need for youth to reconnect with nature, one another, and the exemplary role models and mentors that Y Camp has to offer. We believe there is no higher priority than the safety of our campers, families, and guests, and will thus continue to provide the utmost duty of caution and care. 

We have consulted with medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local health department to ensure that our cleaning procedures not only meet expectations but far exceed them. 

Here are some of these changes, all of which are effective immediately. 

As part of our summer camp check-in process, we will be taking the temperature of all campers and staff attending. If any camper or staff member has a temperature above 100.4℉, they will not be allowed to attend Y Camp until they have been fever-free for 24 hours. Group leaders will ask campers who are not feeling well to stay home.

Mask use indoors is strongly encouraged for people who are not fully vaccinated including children.

Dining Hall
We have installed hand sanitizer stations outside the entrance of the dining hall. In addition, hand sanitizer will be used by all campers and staff before entering the buffet line. Cabin groups will eat all meals together. All tables will be spread out 10 feet apart with the additional use of outdoor eating spaces. All tables will be wiped down after each meal with a bleach/water solution.

Cabins & Event Spaces
We will continue our regular cleaning schedule of cabins and event spaces. Every cabin, yurt, and building will also have hand sanitation stations installed at all entrances. All cabins, yurts, and meeting spaces are thoroughly cleaned after each groups’ stay.

Physical distancing in cabins and yurts is being addressed by not filling the spaces to full capacity. We are limiting all cabins and yurts to 10 campers and 2 staff.

Bunk beds in cabins have been placed 6 feet apart and everyone is instructed to sleep head to toe on each separate bunk bed. In the yurts where beds cannot be placed 6 feet apart, a clear partition has been installed floor to ceiling and will be sanitized daily.

Activity Areas
Cabin groups will rotate between activity areas as a group. Campers and staff will be asked to use installed handwashing stations before and after each activity. Equipment in high use areas, including lifejackets and archery bows, will be sanitized after each use.

In addition to our cleaning practices around camp, we are following the guidance from the CDC, Y of the USA, and the American Camping Association for physical distancing in cabins, yurts, and meeting spaces.

If your group must cancel an event, we encourage your group to consider rescheduling your event for a date later in the year.

We are excited to continue to serve our guests and prepare for an amazing summer for our campers. With the changes we’ve made, we believe this will be the cleanest, safest, and best summer yet at Y Camp!

Thank you for your support, confidence, and faith. We are all stronger together.

Post updated: 04/19/21