Covid-19 Camp Policies as of May 27th

This season camp will look a little different from previous years.  Be assured, it will still maintain the engaging staff, fun activities, and the spirit of 1870 Farm camp as we have always known, We are limiting enrollment to 50% of past average weekly attendance. We have been on numerous webinars with the American Camp Association and other camps around the country to come up with some great added activities. We have come up and still working on new fun activities that create a natural social distancing. (such as flying drones over an agricultural obstacle course). 

As in previous years most all of our activities will take place outdoors.   

Day Camp Operation Plan 


Before Camp Staff and children in the following categories may NOT participate in camp programs:  


  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 

  • Under orders to quarantine related to COVID-19 

  • Showing any symptoms related to COVID-19:  

        Fever of 100 or greater 


        Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

        New loss of taste or smell 

        Vomiting or diarrhea,  


  • Living in the same household as, or providing care in a non-healthcare setting (such as home) for a person, with symptomatic lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection or showing any symptoms related to COVID-19. 

  • Close contact with a person with symptomatic lab-confirmed COVID-19 or showing any symptoms related to COVID-19. 


Before arrival:  

  • Parents/guardians should be alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keep campers home if showing any signs of illness.  


Screening Procedures 

All staff and campers must complete the Daily Screening Assessment each day prior to entering the program. 


Daily Screening Assessment: 
❑ Do you, or any of the children you are dropping off, have a fever*, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, new loss of taste or smell (vomiting or diarrhea, children only)?  

❑ Have you, or any of the children you are dropping off, 

o Had any of these symptoms since last time you were last here?  

o Have a fever, cough ,shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,chills, new or decreased sense of taste, vomiting or diarrhea since the last time you were here? 

o Been tested for COVID-19? 
o Potentially been exposed** to COVID-19 or have reason to believe you/they have COVID-19?  

o Shared a home or been in close contact with anyone who has these symptoms, has been tested, or has reason to believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19?   

❑ Check-In personnel will make visual inspection of the person for signs of infection such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, breathing irregularities, or irritability.   

❑ Temperature is checked and recorded. 
*Fever is determined by a thermometer reading 100 or higher or by subjective signs such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, chills, shivering, sweating, achiness, headache, not eating or drinking. 
**Exposure is sharing a household or having close contact with anyone with COVID 19 or has symptoms of COVID 19. 

Drop Off: Monday-Friday, at the designated area which will be marked 


  • Parents should remain in the car during the check-in process while they answer the daily screening assessment and camper temperatures are taken. 

  • Campers and Staff will wash hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the program. 

  • Campers will be immediately placed in their small group. 

  • Cubbies will be spread apart for campers to deposit their backpacks and lunchboxes for storage. 

  • Parents dropping off late need to remain in the car and call our special camp number which will be sent out to you. if they do not see any check-in staff outside. Do not get out of your car and come into the office. 


Pick Up: Monday-Friday, If parents are picking up early they must notify the camp at our special camp phone number which will be sent out to you. 

  • Parents should remain in their vehicle, and child will be placed in vehicle.   

  • If parents don’t see any staff, they should call the phone number provided instead of leaving their vehicle.   

  • The staff member will sign out the camper on the clipboard.  


During The Day: 


  • Most activities will be done outdoors (as weather allows).  

  • Children will be grouped according to age/grade as much as possible and will be in small groups. Children and staff will remain in that same group throughout the day and week unless there are extenuating circumstances that necessitate a change. 

  • We will avoid large group gatherings. The small groups will have limited to no interaction with other small groups. 

  • As much as possible, we will avoid activities that require campers and staff to touch hands or be in close contact with one another. Campers will be encouraged to maintain spacing between themselves.  

  • Staff will enforce increased handwashing and sanitizing throughout the day - before and after eating, using the restroom, and each program activity. 

  • Program equipment will be cleaned/sanitized after each group’s use.  

  • Frequently touched surfaces will be routinely cleaned/sanitized throughout the day, and facilities cleaned thoroughly at the end of each day, using CDC recommended cleaning products. 

  • Staff and campers will bring their own lunch and snacks from home. They will eat outside at shaded picnic tables (as weather permits). Parents must send food that does not require refrigeration to remain safe to eat. 

  • In the case of inclement weather, campers will go inside of the camp facilities. If numbers allow it, each small group will go inside a different room/facility.  

  • Campers and staff will be asked to bring their own cloth mask.  Masks will be required .

  • If a camper shows signs/symptoms of COVID-19 during the day at camp, their parent/guardian will be contacted. The camper will be monitored and isolated until the parent/guardian can pick them up. 


What If? 

  • If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 among campers or staff participating in the camp program, camper families will be notified by the camp. 

  • The camp will coordinate with Orange County Health Dept to determine a plan of action and next steps. 

We will continue to update these guidelines based on CDC recommendations and local and state directives. 

Summer 2021 Based on current guidelines