What is the mask policy?
All girls and volunteers must wear masks inside when the activity
includes anyone who is unvaccinated. Masks may be removed temporarily
while campers are eating or drinking. Masks are not required to be
worn for activities conducted outside, providing that all campers,
regardless of vaccination status, will be separated by at least 3 feet
for the duration of the activity. If an outdoor activity requires
that campers be closer than 3 feet at any point, masks should be worn
during those parts of the activity.
What will the sleeping situation be like?
To allow for better social distancing all sleeping areas will be at
half capacity (two people per tent, four per Hogan/Adirondacks, and 3
– 4 per cabin depending on the numbers of bunks inside). Campers will
only be inside to sleep, rest time will take place in an outdoor space.
What will the group sizes look like?
Some groups will be limited to eight (8) girls and their counselors,
while other groups will be limited to twelve (12) girls and their
counselors (depending on the session). Girls and their counselors will
stay in their own pod and will interact only at check-in/check-out.
Why are there no weekend camps?
In order to accommodate deeper cleaning and sanitation processes, no
weekend camps are being accommodated. This is not a forever change. If
you’re still interested in taking your family or troop to our camp
properties, check out our rental information.
Who will be doing the cleaning?
Campers will still be responsible for cleaning the living space that
they use at camp during the session (sweeping floors, making their
bed, etc.) Camp staff will perform enhanced cleaning of supplies after
use, group areas after use, and whole units after the close of the
session. Our Camp Rangers will follow up by using a sanitizing fogger
machine in group areas over the weekends.
Is a professional cleaning service being used?
Not at this time.
What will meals look like?
At Rancho, we will be dividing the dining hall into separate
sections for each pod to eat safely away from the others. Social
distancing will be enforced at the tables with plenty of room between campers.
At Camp Elliott Barker, meals will be in the dining hall; spacing
tables to allow for “pods” to eat together.
Depending on the camp session(s), there may be a “themed” meal where
all girls and counselors will join together in a common area as a
larger group. Ventilation via windows and doors will be utilized at
both dining halls.
Will staff be vaccinated?
Vaccinations are required for camp staff, unless we are notified
that the staff person cannot be vaccinated for religious or other reasons.
Are campers required to be vaccinated (adults or youth)?
We are not requiring vaccines but are highly
encouraging campers 12 and older to get one if the camper’s family
deems it appropriate.
Will “quarantine” be required for staff or campers?
At this time, quarantine is not required.
What other NPIs (non-pharmacological interventions – nonmedicinal
practices) will you be using?
We will also be implementing increased hand sanitizing (and lotion
for those dried out hands), daily symptom checks, increased and deeper
cleaning procedures between groups with stronger cleaners, increased
training for staff in COVID safe measures, and more.
If we register for camp and it is forced to close due to COVID,
will we receive a refund?
Please see our general refund policy. Deposits will not be refunded.
We want to attend camp on our own as a troop/family, can we rent a cabin/building?
Yes! Rentals will be available for Barker and Rancho. Please contact
us by emailing [email protected] or by calling
505-343-1040 for more information.