Covid Plan for 2021

  • In 2020 our camps followed the American Camp Associations (ACA) 'Field Guideline for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance' which included social distancing, cohorting groups separately, mask wearing when within six feet, and extra cleaning disinfecting and making adjustments to our programming.  
  • The great news: The campers had a blast outdoors and we are grateful to report that our customers, staff and family had zero covid cases the entire 2020 summer and zero cases this fall in Sun Star Farm Preschool and Afternoon Adventure Camps.
  •  Campers are in very small groups and outdoors 99% of the time - the best place to be enjoying childhood at any time!
  • For 2021: we will continue to implement the latest CDC and local Health Dept guidelines for camp and will make adjustments to activities if needed.   

General CDC & NC Dept of Human Health Guidelines...
Implementing these procedures is our first priority:

  • Temperature check for all campers and staff during drop off using a touch-less thermometer
  • Campers/counselors stay in small groups a.k.a "cohorting", and no co-mingling of people or items between groups.
  • Lots and lots of hand washing/sanitizing before and after activities and throughout the day
  • Lots of systematic cleaning/sanitizing
  • Not sharing items between campers.
  • Activities and logistics planned with social distancing in mind.
  • Regarding mask wearing, the rules and executive orders continue to change so we will follow whatever rules are in place at the time summer rolls around.

We will email parents two weeks in advance of your child’s camp week with a procedures checklist for you to follow to make it easy (i.e. what to bring / do / check-in process, etc. factoring in the most up to date CDC and local health department guidelines. 

Sun Star Farm Camp Details - CDC & NC Dept of Human Health Guidelines...

Our ratios will remain the same 6:1 (Seedlings) and 7:1 (Saplings) camper to counselor.  However, this summer we may end up having far fewer campers in general per camp, which will help our efforts to socially distance during activities.  Plus lots of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and supervision to make sure everything goes according to plan.

Each camper will have their own storage area for their belongings and we will stagger access to those so we keep everyone as separate as possible.  We’ll have ample space and spread out when we work on arts and crafts.  

We will not spend any time indoors this summer, but will increase water activities in efforts to help keep everyone cool and comfortable.  We will also increase our time spent down at the forest where we can spread out and be comfortable.

Our animal time will be done strictly within the individual groups and we will rotate through the animals systematically.  Of course, we will do lots of hand washing both before and after handling the animals as we normally do.

We will keep the Sprouts, Seedlings and Saplings groups completely separate this year, to minimize co-mingling as much as possible.  This will include pick up and drop offs as well.  We will not have parents enter the premises to minimize outside contacts as much as possible.

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 any questions.

Sun Star Farm School