Activities will be held outdoors (covered outdoor locations with good ventilation) whenever possible, and attendance at camp will be reduced from previous years to allow for more social distancing. Our protocol meets or exceeds current CDC, CA State Department of Health and local Nevada County guidelines and is subject to revision based on changes in those guidelines. If you develop symptoms of COVID (even mild) or if you come in contact with someone who is COVID positive within 10 days from the start of camp, please don’t attend without testing immediately before you leave for camp AND at arrival.
We will require that all campers and instructors be vaccinated to the level recommended for their age range by the CDC at the time of camp. Proof of vaccination status will be required for entry into camp; May 14 UPDATE: boosters are not required but are encouraged.
Please email a copy of your card to firstname.lastname@example.org before arriving at camp.
MAY 14 UPDATE: Will be required at arrival to camp, and will be supervised – please bring your own test kit to use at arrival. We will also require testing of everyone 2-3 days into camp, and you will also need to bring your own test kit for that. Testing will also be required for any camper who develops symptoms likely to indicate COVID infection, and camp will provide test kits for that.
We encourage all those traveling from a distance to camp to self-test before they get in the car or on the plane, so as not to be surprised by a positive test on arrival at camp (and be required to leave).
Anyone who tests positive will be required to leave camp and will receive a full refund of all fees paid. Minors whose guardian(s) are not allowed to stay in camp will also need to leave unless a new guardian can be found who is staying in camp.
Good quality N95 or KN95 masking will be required when indoors (and not actively eating or performing) and any time distancing from others cannot be maintained. Please provide your own masks.
We will not be monitoring for fever or symptoms during camp, but if you do develop any, we ask you to consider your community and report to the camp medic(s), and we will ask you to undergo an additional test.
Since Shady Creek has NO rooms that accommodate just one or two campers, we ask you to begin contemplating your housing preferences as soon as possible: are there others attending camp with whom you can form a “pod” (safe housing unit)? We will ask for any information you have on a “pod” on the initial application and again when the balance of fees is due (May 1st “return form”), to enable us to assign housing.
Requests for refund of all fees paid due to Covid exposure or Covid-related concerns will be honored.
Please note that not all Shady Creek staff are fully vaccinated, but Sierra Fiddle Camp organizers will work with Shady Creek management on how best to manage this, including extra testing for unvaccinated staff, monitored mask-wearing, and possibly exclusion of those staff members from our evening social events.
Please be flexible! We trust our caring Sierra Fiddle Camp community to find the right balance of caution and fun within these parameters, to make safe decisions, and to treat fellow campers with respect.