COVID-19 Information

Updated as of 12/15/2020

Cherryvale Day Camp was able to have a safe and successful summer during the summer of 2020, and throughout the 2020-21 year during our Monday Funday program. As we plan for summer 2021, we have taken what we have learned to continue ensuring the health and safety of our campers, staff, and families. You’ll find that while camp doesn’t look quite like it used to, we have found wonderful ways to educate and entertain our campers safely. Below are the answers to frequently asked questions related to the updated changes to our camp. If you have any further questions, please contact our camp team:

How are you able to open?
We are licensed as a year-round school-aged childcare center. Childcare centers are considered essential services by the state, even during a stay at home order, and we have been given the approval to open by Boulder County Public Health and State Licensing.

What extra precautions are you taking to ensure the health and safety of campers? 
The health and safety of our campers, families, staff, and community members is our top priority. 

In accordance with state and local regulations and guidelines, we have switched to a small bunk size camp model of up to 15 campers with 2 counselors. These bunks will not interact. We are in frequent communication with the Boulder County Public Health Department and Licensing as well as other local, state, and national agencies, including the American Camp Association and JCC Association. We will be following all public health guidelines.

Handbook and Waiver
For this new camp structure, we have a supplemental handbook and additional waiver that all families must review and sign to attend camp. 

The COVID-19 Camp Family Reopening Handbook details our summer policies and procedures, including daily camper and staff health screenings, our illness, food, and handwashing policies, our mask policy, and many others. Because this is an evolving and dynamic situation, it is likely that we will need to update our handbook throughout the summer. If changes are made, a new copy of the current policy based on the most up to date guidelines will be communicated to parents via email.  

What is your mask policy?
Indoors: Campers must wear masks at all times while indoors

Outdoors: Campers must wear masks outdoors when physical distance cannot be maintained. This is based on continued guidelines that unvaccinated individuals wear masks if 6 ft of physical distancing, or 3 ft for cohorted bunks, is not possible. Since children are not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, campers will wear masks while outdoors when 3 ft physical distancing is not possible (e.g. while playing gaga).

Both indoors and outdoors: Masks will be removed during meal/snack times and sprinkler times. Mask breaks will be given as needed. Eating and mask breaks will take place outdoors to the greatest extent possible, weather permitting, and indoors when weather is inclement.

How will you create a fun camp environment for my child while still maintaining physical distancing requirements?
Cherryvale counselors, staff, and campers themselves are creative and innovative. We will be working collaboratively to provide fun, engaging, and meaningful programs. In addition, each group will have their own programming equipment that the campers can use throughout the day. This will give the staff flexibility in programming and be able to adapt to what the bunk would enjoy doing the most. In addition, each bunk will have the opportunity to spend time at Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC at least twice a week.