Summer 2021 Camp Information
Camp Registration Info for Summer 2021 - Coming in January!
We are excited for Day Camp in Summer 2021! We plan to open Early Registration in January 2021 and will send out camp program information to all camp families via email. As conditions in our community continue to evolve, so does our planning and response. We will offer the safest camp experience possible and still deliver the Roughing It Camp experience you have come to know and love. We have updated our plans and program to operate safely in Covid conditions.
Please see safety information below and we will continue to update our families in the months ahead.
Camp Information for Summer 2021
Kids Need Camp More than Ever
As parents, we see the impact the pandemic has on our children’s health and wellbeing. Kids are spending hours on screens each day at home, separated from their friends and missing out on favorite activities. Our kids need camp more than ever. Roughing It Day Camp provides opportunities for kids to be outdoors, active, safely connect with friends.
Our Commitment to Safety
Roughing It Day Camp has been providing safe outdoor experiences for children since 1972. Our team has been committed for 48 years to making our camp the safest place possible and safety is the top priority for all of our programs. Roughing It is accredited by the American Camp Association and follows the ACA Camp Field Guide recommendations for operating day camps in current Covid conditions.
An Even Safer Camp Environment
Roughing It Day Camp will follow all safety guidelines as defined by the state, county, and EBMUD Lafayette Reservoir. We will continue to evaluate current health conditions, work with local officials and will make modifications to our program as needed.
Safety Protocols for 2021 Camp Programs:
- All Outdoors
- Small Groups / Stable Cohorts that Stay Together Everyday
- Face Coverings & Social Distancing
- Teach & Reinforce Handwashing
- Modified Camp Program & Camp Activities
- Increased Staff Training
- Daily Screening & Temp Checks of All Staff & Campers
- Limited Sharing of Equipment & Supplies
- Clean & Disinfect Regularly
Camp Programs & Activities
Roughing It Day Camp is known for our small groups focus, outdoor activities, life skills, and the amazing adult staff we hire. This is the foundation of fun, friendship, and learning that takes place at camp and these things have not changed! Our team has worked hard to keep camp programs looking and feeling the same as they always have with some modifications, as needed, to make Camp the safest place possible. We will continue to evaluate health and safety guidelines and will make changes to our programs as needed and cancel activities if necessary. We will keep you updated, so check back here often!
New Health & Safety Guidelines for Day Camps
As conditions in our communities change, health and safety guidelines and recommendations continue to evolve. We are monitoring these details and working closely with the Contra Costa County Health Department and the Lafayette Reservoir. We are reviewing state, CDC and the American Camp Association guidelines frequently.
Here are a few resources that outline guidelines and recommendations for Day Camps to operate in the current environment:
- American Camp Association Field Guide for Camps, developed by ACA & EHE
- CA Day Camp Guidance, Booklet
- CA Day Camp Guidance FAQ
- CDC Suggestions for Summer Camps
As always, we are here to help our camp families and staff in any way we can. Please feel free to email or call at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Our Camp Director, Amy Woods is normally the best person to talk with since she has been our primary interface with our county health department, the American Camp Association and the Western Association of Independent Camps on these very important matters of camp safety during the era of COVID-19.