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FAQs - Cherryvale Day Camp Summer 2020

Updated as of 5/21/2020

Cherryvale Day Camp is making significant changes to its summer camp for 2020 in order to ensure the health and safety of our campers, families, staff, and community members. 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:

Julia Paeglis, Director of Camp, Teens, & Youth

Ethan Jones, Assistant Director of Camp & Youth Programs


How do I apply for Cherryvale Day Camp Summer Sessions?

Complete an application form through CampInTouch. In addition, all families will need to read and agree to our Cherryvale Day Camp Families Reopening Handbook Addendum and Boulder JCC supplemental waiver. Enrollment confirmations will be sent on a rolling basis beginning Friday, May 22. 

 

How are you able to open?

We are licensed as a year-round school-aged children childcare center based in our building. 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.

 

Has my existing camp registration been impacted? Is my child still enrolled in Cherryvale Day Camp or any of the specialty camps?

Due to COVID-19, Cherryvale Day Camp is cancelling all of its original summer camp programs, including specialty camps, and switching to a new model with new sessions and options. Campers who were already enrolled for summer 2020 will be given priority to apply for the new model. Applications will be through CampInTouch. You may want to ensure you have access to your account prior to the application opening. 

 

How do I transfer my original registration or request a refund?

All families will need to re-apply for summer 2020, regardless of previous summer registration. Applying is not a guarantee of enrollment. If you re-apply and receive a spot this summer, the amount paid of your original registration will be applied. If you will no longer be attending or we are not able to provide you a spot this summer, you have the option to donate your summer cost to the Boulder JCC or request a full refund.

 

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 10 campers with 2 counselors. These bunks will not interact. We are in frequent contact 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 will 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 immediately and will require an additional signature. 

 

What is your mask policy?

Children under the age of 12 at our camp are not required to wear a mask per Boulder County Health Department Guidelines. If you prefer that your child wear a mask while at camp, please bring two for each day. We will do our best to support them in mask-wearing. The Cherryvale Day Camp staff are required to wear masks. These masks will be provided and laundered by the Boulder JCC.

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.

 

What camps are being offered this summer?

Cherryvale Day Camp is offering two-week sessions of our traditional day camp program. Campers will be assigned to bunks with up to 10 campers with no interaction between bunks. Each bunk will be assigned a designated and separate indoor and outdoor location. We will engage campers in a variety of physically-distant programs and games including arts and crafts, sports, and farm and nature-based activities. 

 

What are the dates for Cherryvale Day Camp Summer 2020?

Families must apply for 2-week sessions, running Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm

  • Session 1A: June 8 - 19 
  • Session 1B: 3 week session: June 15 - July 2 (no camp July 3)
  • Session 2: June 22 - July 2 (no camp July 3)
  • Session 3: July 6 - 17
  • Session 4: July 20 - 31
  • Session 5: August 3 - 14

We require a minimum number of registered campers to open camp and all campers must adhere to our immunization policy. 

 

What is your immunization policy?

The Boulder JCC does not accept personal or religious exemptions from immunizations. Read our complete camp immunization policy here

 

What is the cost of Camp and why was there an increase this summer?

Tuition for our two-week sessions is $840 and $1,260 for our three-week session (June 13 - July 2). The increased tuition cost is critical for our ability to cover expenses due to the increased costs of running camp this summer, including additional cleaning and equipment costs.

 

Is there scholarship available?

We are able to offer limited scholarships this summer. Please email julia.paeglis@boulderjcc.org after you have applied for camp if you would like to request scholarship funds, even if you have previously applied for scholarship this summer.

 

What is your cancellation policy, and what if Cherryvale Day Camp needs to cancel camp for a reason related to COVID-19?

Due to COVID-19, Cherryvale Day Camp has updated its standard cancellation policy to include: 

  • Cherryvale Day Camp Cancellation: If we need to cancel a camp session prior to the start of a camp, families will receive a full refund. This includes any circumstances under which a COVID-19 related change in local, state, or federal regulations makes it impossible for the Boulder JCC to run camp. 
  • In the event that we need to close a session already in progress for more than 3 days, families will receive a credit or refund for the unused portion of the camp session beyond the 3 days to be used through summer 2021. 
  • COVID-19 Health Cancellation: As defined within current Boulder County Public Health guidelines, if a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any COVID-19 related symptoms and as a result must miss more than 3 days of camp, that family will receive a credit to be used through summer 2021 or a refund for the unused portion of the camp beyond the 3 days. 

In all other instances, Cherryvale Day Camp’s cancellation policy is as follows: 

  • Transfers: To transfer to a different week, please email ethan.jones@boulderjcc.org with your child’s name and the names and dates of the sessions you desire to transfer the child to and from. Transfers that can be accommodated will be made at no additional cost. All transfers depend upon the availability of the desired camp and can only be made if transferring does not impact our ability to run your current session. If desired sessions are not available within the current year, refer to our cancellation policy. 
  • Cancellation: If you decide to cancel after registering, please email ethan.jones@boulderjcc.org as soon as possible. If you cancel fewer than 14 days before the start date of your session, you will not be refunded but can transfer your tuition to another session (if available) at no additional cost. If you cancel more than 14 days before the start of the camp session, you will receive a refund for that session less a $125 administrative fee.