2020-2021 Camp Procedures
I am interested in sending my child to day camp. How will LHF ensure a fun and safe experience?
Although camp is a little different this year, we will strive to maintain the aspects of camp that make it memorable and enjoyable, while following all applicable guidelines and best practices from relevant federal, state, and local officials and agencies, including the American Camp Association (ACA).
Living History Farms’ Day Camp program is accredited through the American Camp Association, which ensures we comply with almost 300 standards in different areas, from staffing and program development to health and safety.
Precautions taken by Living History Farms:
- All camp program staff and volunteers will wear face masks and complete daily health screenings. (We are accredited by the American Camp Association and follow their guidelines.)
- Drop off and pick up will be modified, so that everyone stays in their vehicle until the camp counselor comes to your car.
- At drop off, temperatures will be checked and a health questionnaire completed.
- Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted.
- Camp groups will be spread out as much as possible to maintain physical separation of 6 feet between groups.
- Campers are required to wear masks or face coverings. Exceptions will be made for those with medical conditions.
- Group sizes have always been limited to no more than 10 campers per group (6-8 campers for younger age groups)
- Activities and games will be modified to keep camp groups separate as much as possible.
- Campers will be washing their hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day. When soap and water is not available, they will use hand sanitizer.
- Extra cleaning and sanitizing is being done at each camp site.
- Each camp group will have its own set of supplies to use, to prevent sharing between groups. After use, these supplies will be cleaned.
What can I do to make sure my child is well and healthy to attend camp?
- If your camper has a preexisting condition, contact your health care provider to see if going to camp is appropriate.
- Monitor your child’s health. If they are ill or running a temperature, stay home.
- Remind your child to cover their cough or sneeze and wash their hands.
- Review proper handwashing techniques with your child and make sure they understand why it is important.
- Send your child with a camp-appropriate, fun, face mask or covering and show them how to properly cover their nose and mouth.
Will I receive a refund if I cancel a camp registration?
Cancellation and refund policy:
- You have 5 business days after registering to request a full refund.
- After 5 days, the normal refund policy applies:
- All requests for cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to camp.
- Send requests for cancellation to education@LHF.org.
- Any cancellations received after the two week deadline will not receive a refund.
- Cancellations made more than 10 business days before reserved date: 50% cancellation fee.
- Cancellations made less than 10 business days before reserved date: 100% cancellation fee.
- There is a grace period of 5 business days after registering for camp to cancel at no charge.
- If Living History Farms cancels camp, 100% is refunded.
- If a camp runs as scheduled, no refund will be given for your absence.
- If space is available, you may switch your registration to a different week with no fee.
For details regarding additional Covid-19 precautions, please view this parent information meeting that was recorded prior to our 2020 summer camp. The same safety and health protocols apply to camps offered throughout the year.