Covid-19 Update for 2020
The CDC finally released the 'Field Guideline for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance' on 5/16 so thank you for your patience…
General CDC & NC Dept of Human Health Guidelines...
Implementing these procedures will be our first priority:
We will email parents two weeks in advance of your child’s camp week with an exact checklist for you to follow to make it easy (i.e. what to bring/do/check-in process, etc.)
Jordan Lake Boating Camp Details - CDC & NC Dept. of Human Health Guidelines
Many things will be different this year in Jordan Lake Boating Camp, yet fun will still be full on!
First some good news: the CDC says that covid-19 is not waterborne, i.e. there is no water transmission from one to another.
Depending on final headcount, Boating Camp is only going to have about 12 campers - total - for the week with 2-3 counselors dedicated to this group.
This is about as small of a camp program that you could possibly find this summer. We are dedicated to making it safe and awesome!
Rather than base from the pontoon boat, we will base from different places on shore or an island each day. Not the beach areas used by the public, but other favorite remote places, near good fishing, etc.
Everyone’s stuff will be spread out. The pontoon boat will only be used by 4 children at a time for rides, learning, fishing excursions. Everyone will be 6+ feet apart.
Each camper will have their own labelled kayak and paddle and fishing gear.
Each camper will have their own lifejacket for the week that will be stored away from others at the end of the day. Every Friday, we’ll completely disinfect lifejackets and dry them out for Monday.
The only times when social distancing won’t be possible and therefore we’d all need to wear a mask, would be:
1) Getting to and from the lake. It is a 1.5 mile drive in the van from the farm to the lake. We’d take 2 trips so everyone can spread out and wear masks. (We’ll disinfect the van at the end of every day)
2) We plan to use the small rigid inflatable boat (11 feet long) with 2 campers and 1 staff, so the campers can safely learn to operate a small 10 hp outboard engine (everyone will wear a mask - maybe pretend they are pirates while they are at it). They love this part of camp.
3) Anything that would require close contact between counselors and a camper, e.g. first aid, etc.
Things like 'paddleboard wars” and rafting up and anything else close contact, we just won’t do.
If your child likes to fish, then they will love the freedom and space of camp. Fish from the pontoon, fish from their kayak, fish from shore, etc. The fish are waiting for us!
For rainy days we’ll head to a large picnic shelter at the state park and base from there, like usual. We fish, paddle, swim and boat as long as lightning is not within 15+ miles on radar and is safe to do so.
Lots of hand sanitizer, lots of disinfectant wipes and lots of supervision to ensure everything goes according to plan.
It is our belief that children thrive being outdoors and being social, we look forward to helping make this summer as joyful and fun as possible, while also making it as safe as possible. Thank you for entrusting your children to us.
Please email if you have questions.