As we plan for our 2021 season, the health and safety of our campers and staff continues to be our highest priority. Although New York State has not yet made a decision, we are optimistic that overnight camps will be able to reopen this summer. For the past several months, Camp Director Karen Culpepper has attended many ACA (American Camp Association) webinars regarding Covid and the safe opening of camps. We are developing likely protocols, which will be adjusted as we receive new information and guidance from the New York State Health Department. 

Below are some of the protocols that will likely be in place for the 2021 season:

  • Pre-Camp testing and quarantining;

  • Masking, social distancing, and being outdoors as much as possible;

  • Campers in pods for at least the first week of Camp;

  • Daily screening and quarantining as necessary at Camp;

  • Testing of the community the first week of Camp;

  • Outdoor dining tents to help with social distancing

We have also made the decision to cancel Visitors’ Weekend. We know how special that weekend is to so many campers and families, but it is important that we minimize risk for the health and safety of our community. We will offer you a Zoom call with your camper during that weekend. We will send more information about this in a parent mailing early in the summer. 

We will continue to update the Treetops community as we have more information. If you have any questions about the 2021 Camp season, please feel free to contact Camp Director Karen Culpepper at karen@camptreetops.org or 518-523-9329.