We are looking forward to welcoming campers back to Hi-Rock and are optimistic that camp will be open for the summer of 2021, but recognize that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and state regulations will necessitate changes to our program and potentially program availability. We will update this page and notify enrolled families via email of any changes as information becomes available.
Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, Massachusetts guidelines for overnight camps may not be released until as late as March 2021, or later. We anticipate delaying formal decisions on the nature and type of programs we will offer until after these guidelines have been released. In addition to state guidelines, we will be closely monitoring recommendations from the CDC, the American Camp Association, the Association of Camp Nursing, and Environmental Health and Engineering Associates, our local board of health, and our consulting pediatricians as we make decisions about summer 2021. The safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. We understand the burden this uncertainty places on families and ask for your continued patience and understanding.
There is no financial risk to registering for camp now. If new policies, regulations or concerns related to COVID-19 prevent a child from attending camp their family will be eligible for a full refund.
Creating a safe environment for our campers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.
We are prepared to adjust our operating procedures to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Changes will include but not be limited to requiring all campers and staff to wear masks, treating cabin groups as distinct cohorts who will maintain social distance from other groups, adding handwashing and sanitizing stations and increased surface sanitization, daily health screenings, and pre-camp testing. We currently plan to limit capacity to 50%, we have eliminated one-week sessions to reduce the frequency with which new campers enter the camp population and we do not anticipate providing transportation to or from camp. We are working on fine-tuning details of other plans including testing during camp and pre-camp quarantines and will make those details available to families over the coming weeks.