nursing, epidemiology, infectious disease management, biological safety, industrial hygiene, organizational design and other technical   specialties to produce the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance, a handbook for camps on running effective and safe   programs in the time   of COVID-19.  

 While we must remain nimble in light of the ongoing pandemic, we are optimistic about the summer 2021 camping season. We are utilizing   the Field Guide as we make modifications to our own policies and operating procedures at all three camps, to ensure the health, safety and   well-being of our campers, their families and staff. Currently we are developing:

·       A pre-screening protocol for campers and staff before and during arrival
·       A process of daily health checks of all campers and staff once camp starts
·       PPE protocols for campers and staff in accordance with CDC guidelines
·       Modifications to programming and activities to ensure social distancing measures and safety protocols
·       A re-designed camper experience utilizing ‘cohorting’ - keeping campers in consistent, small groups during the week to limit                                        campers’ exposure to others
·       Modifications to daily schedules to allow additional time for safe hand washing practices before and after activities, meals, etc.
·       Modifications to dining hall procedures to ensure safety before, during and after mealtimes 
·       Cleaning and disinfecting protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines, including the addition of new hand sanitizing stations                                      around camp  

 With these measures in place and our commitment to safety, we look forward to returning to camp in summer 2021, ensuring our young   people once again have the opportunity to disconnect from technology, grow self-confidence, build positive peer-to-peer relationships, and   join the supportive community of our North Carolina 4-H camping program.

 The NC 4-H Camps Team 

 October 19, 2020

 Dear Friends,

 This has been an unusual and trying year, especially when the   summer 2020 camping season was cancelled in the interest of   health and safety for all. As we look to summer 2021, we are   optimistic. Our North Carolina 4-H Camps and Centers hold and   maintain
American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation,   demonstrating our commitment and adherence to the highest   standards in the camping industry for safety, risk management,   operations, programming and food service.

 The ACA has worked tirelessly in 2020 to convene an expert     panel of specialists in pediatric medicine, camp medicine and