Summer Camp - Yawgoo Valley Ski Area

Summer 2020

After much careful consideration and following strict guidelines, we are happy to announce we WILL host camp sessions for Summer 2020! Summer camp is going to look a little different, but we are looking to get back to our summer adventures as much as your kids are! Camp sessions at Yawgoo have always been reduced to ensure the experience of each camper with one of the lowest camper ratios in the state. Following the CDC Camp Guidelines of 15 person groups sizes. We will limit registration to 12 campers and have 2 counselors, including our Camp Director Carly. All protocols & policies are subject to change based on guidelines from local governments and changes to existing ones.

STABLE GROUPS

The CDC defines a “Stable Camp Group” as a group of the same individuals including counselors, staff, and children with a 15-person max, that remain in the same group each day. Campers will remain with the same group and occupy the same spaces daily. Campers within stable groups are permitted to engage and play with one another but will be encouraged to practice social distancing where possible.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Campers will be encouraged to maintain Social Distancing from other all other park guests and staff while moving around the facility. Campers will have private water park access at least once daily with private entrance. Campers will have access to private areas away from other guests and staff including private base camp, bathroom facilities, and private pool time.

FACE COVERINGS

All campers, counselors, parents & staff are required to wear a face covering at all times while indoors and moving around the park when in close proximity to other guests. Masks may not be required on outdoor hikes or other activities. Masks must be stored while swimming or sliding. Staff must wear a mask at all times.

CAMP ACTIVITIES

While much of the camp is spent doing outdoor activities, we currently use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are CDC approved for use and are effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood-borne pathogens, we will increase cleaning and sanitation of all areas, with a focus on "high-touch" areas including railings, handles, counters, restrooms, tables, chairs, doorknobs, storage areas, restrooms, play equipment, lifeguard stations, food-service areas, or tools needed for certain activities.

STAFFING & TRAINING

Campers will be encouraged to:
• Always cover your mouth & nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Wash Hands often with soap & water or with 60% alcohol-based sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Staff will be trained on proper COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene protocols for both the staff and campers. Including but not limited to using or removing PPE equipment, proper hygiene, social distancing, and other best practices. Staff will be trained on proper cleaning, sanitizing, and handwashing protocols and will ensure campers wash or sanitize their hands before and after eating or drinking, after touching any bodily fluid, after sneezing, coughing, or blowing nose, after restroom use, before and after water park time, after messy play and upon entry from the outdoors.
Staff Illness – Alternate park staff will be available should staff become ill during or before their shift. The same protocols apply to cleaning and isolation.

ILLNESS & ISOLATION PROTOCOL

If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any COVID-19-related symptoms OR has been exposed to someone that has, a credit will be issued for future use at Yawgoo. Camp fees due to NON COVID-19 related absences, withdrawals, or disciplinary action are NON-REFUNDABLE. Non-sick related refunds will be considered within reason but are ultimately at managements discretion.

REFUND POLICY

If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any COVID-19-related symptoms OR has been exposed to someone that has, a credit will be issued for future use at Yawgoo. Camp fees due to NON COVID-19 related absences, withdrawals, or disciplinary action are NON-REFUNDABLE. Non-sick related refunds will be considered within reason but are ultimately at managements discretion.

Camp is open to both boys & girls between the ages of 7 & 12! We aim to instill camper independence and self-worth as well as encouraging socialization, teamwork, and character through various fun & skill-building team activities! Camp activities range from music & crafts, to sports, hiking, and field-day games, as well daily water park access!

Meet Carly

Meet Carly!

Carly is our Summer Camp Director for the third year in a row. Our fearless camp leader is dedicated to ensuring your kids have a fun and safe camp experience! When she isn't at her regular job as a school teacher she volunteers as a coach for the RI Special Olympics.

Camp Staff

All camp staff over the age of 18 are screened with criminal background checks. Our camp offers low counselor to camper ratios of approximately 1:6 with no more than 15 kids per session. Most our camp staff are ski or snowboard instructors in the winter months!

A day at camp …

Our programs do not permit campers to bring toys, electronic equipment, radios, iPods/mp3 players, cards/games, personal sports equipment, weapons, pets, or alcohol/drugs. Personal phones must be stored in silent unless needed for emergencies.

  • 9 AM Camper Drop-Off & Morning Huddle
  • 9:15 AM Morning Activity
  • 10:45 AM Water Park Time
  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 12:15 PM Afternoon Activity
  • 1:45 PM Water Park Time!
  • 3 PM Get Ready for Home/ Closing Huddle / Pick-Up
What to bring
  • Play Clothes (That can be worn for hikes, arts and crafts, etc.)
  • Change of Clothes (In case Camper gets dirty or wet)
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip-flops/Sandals (For water time only)
  • Towel
  • Sneakers and Socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat with a brim for sun protection
  • Lunch
  • 2-3 Snacks (optional)
  • Refillable Water Bottle (Labeled)
  • A good attitude!
  • Please pack lunch & snacks in a labeled cooler or lunch bag.
What to Leave at Home
Our programs do not permit campers to bring:
  • Toys
  • Electronic equipment
  • Radios or iPods/music players
  • Cards/games
  • Personal sports equipment
  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • Alcohol/Drugs
  • Personal Items that cannot be cleaned & sanitized
  • Yawgoo Valley is not responsible for items that are lost, broken or stolen. Articles that are left behind at the end of the day and are not labeled will be placed in the lost and found and held for 1 week then donated. If a child wishes to speak to their parent/guardian, contact will be made through the supervisor. In the same regard, please do not call the camp to speak to your child unless it is an emergency.
Session Schedule
Session 1. - SOLD OUT
July 20 - July 24
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Session 2.  - SOLD OUT
July 27 - July 31
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Session 3. - SOLD OUT
August 3 - August 7
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Session 4. - SOLD OUT
August 10 - August 14
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Pricing
Initial Camper or Session

Sibling or Additional Session

Register Online

Online Camper Packet

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Camp Policies

COVID-19 Cleaning & Sanitization Protocols

While much of the camp is spent doing outdoor activities, we currently use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are CDC approved for use and are effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood-borne pathogens, we will increase cleaning and sanitation of all areas, with a focus on "high-touch" areas including railings, handles, counters, restrooms, tables, chairs, doorknobs, storage areas, restrooms, play equipment, lifeguard stations, food-service areas, or tools needed for certain activities.

COVID-19 Training
Staff will be trained on proper COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene protocols for both the staff and campers. Including but not limited to using or removing PPE equipment, proper hygiene, social distancing, and other best practices. Staff will be trained on proper cleaning, sanitizing, and handwashing protocols and will ensure campers wash or sanitize their hands before and after eating or drinking, after touching any bodily fluid, after sneezing, coughing, or blowing nose, after restroom use, before and after water park time, after messy play and upon entry from the outdoors. Staff Illness – Alternate park staff will be available should staff become ill during or before their shift. The same protocols apply to cleaning and isolation.

Our programs do not permit campers to bring toys, electronic equipment, radios, iPods/mp3 players, cards/games, personal sports equipment, weapons, pets, or alcohol/drugs. Personal phones must be stored in silent unless needed for emergencies.

CAMPER BEHAVIOR & CODE OF CONDUCT

All campers are expected to abide by our code of conduct. The code of conduct must be reviewed and signed by each camper. Team members will always notify parents of emerging difficulties and ask for assistance in behavior management. In some cases, additional disciplinary measures may be pursued if: a child inflicts physical/emotional harm on other children; is a danger to themselves or others; or is physically or verbally abusive to counselors and/or others. Those cases apply to the following: Endangering the health and/or safety of another camper, staff member, any other person, stealing or damaging property, leaving the program area without permission, use of profanity, vulgar or obscene actions or words or touching of themselves or another; bullying, mocking, or any other actions that make another camper uncomfortable. Because of the serious nature of these behaviors, we must enforce strict and consistent consequences to prevent future occurrences.
• 1st Offense: The parents will be called for immediate pick-up and the child will remain in supervised “in-camp suspension” until the parent arrives.
• 2nd Offense: 1-3 days “out-of-camp” suspension, based on the severity of the incident. At this time, a discussion between the Staff and authorized member of the family will take place followed by a signed written agreement that a repeat offense may result in removal from the program. A refund will not be given for these days the child is out.
• 3rd Offense: The Program Coordinator will review all documentation and determine if the child will be removed from the program. A refund will not be given for these days the child is out or removed from.

Refund Policy

If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any COVID-19-related symptoms OR has been exposed to someone that has, a credit will be issued for future use at Yawgoo. Camp fees due to NON COVID-19 related absences, withdrawals, or disciplinary action are NON-REFUNDABLE. Non-sick related refunds will be considered within reason but are ultimately at managements discretion.

Illness

The following illness policy has been developed per the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines in response to COVID-19 pandemic per the requirements of 216-RICR-50-15-7.
Should a camper become sick at camp, you will receive a call requesting pick-up within 30 minutes. Every family should have a contingency plan in place in the event a parent is unavailable to pick up the sick child. A sick child will stay with a staff member in an isolated area until pick-up occurs. Any Camper or staff member who display symptoms of illness must bring a doctor’s note upon returning to camp.

Child, Staff, and Visitor Illness Detected at Arrival
The program will conduct screening at the time of arrival which may include temperature checks. Should a child, staff, and/or visitor be observed at the time of drop off to have any sign(s) and/or symptom(s) of COVID-19, as set forth in CDC guidance they will not be admitted to the program.

Child, Staff, and Visitor Illness Detected at While at Camp
Should a child, staff, and/or visitor be observed at any time of the day to have developed any sign(s) and/or symptom(s) of COVID-19, as set forth in CDC guidance, they will be (1) isolated in the isolation room/area and (2) sent home OR (3) to seek medical attention. (1) The isolation room will be an area separated from the rest of the children.
(1) The isolation room will be an area separated from the rest of the children, staff, and visitors. Any individual over the age of two who is required to isolate and who has no risk of harm per CDC guidelines should wear a cloth face mask for the duration of their stay. Though in isolation, at no time will a child, staff member, or visitor be left alone/out of site due to the respiratory risk associated with this virus.
(2) Parents/caregivers must be available to pick up an ill child promptly upon notice.
(3) Should a child, staff, and/or visitor be observed to require medical attention per CDC guidelines, 911 will be called as well as the parent/caregiver/emergency contact. Emergency medical attention will be triggered upon any of the following emergency warning signs:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Bluish lips or face

Inclement Weather

Indoor spaces are available at our camp. In the case of extreme heat or rain/thunder/lightning activities are modified. The water park may be closed, but camp will still be held. Camp schedule will vary depending on weather and pre-scheduled activities. On warmer days physical and outdoor activities may be reserved for the 'cooler' part of the day. A private camp room inside that serves as a home base for camp.