COVID PROTOCOL UPDATES FOR GROUPS
August – September 2021
1.) Masking is mandatory on the buses. There may need to be 2 passengers per seat on the bus. The windows will be down for air circulation, so be sure to bring a mask and layers to wear for warmth.
2.) Masking is required when inside the main Lodge for a meeting or any other reason.
3.) Masking is required when guests go inside to eat, go through the buffet line, and while choosing a seat. Masks may only be removed to eat or drink.
4.) Masking is required if/when guests go inside due to cold or rainy weather.
5.) Be mindful to allow for 6 feet of distance between individuals when indoors, as much as possible.
JUNE 14, 2021 MASKING UPDATE:
1.) Following the direction of the CDC, Colorado Childcare Licensing, Boulder County Health, and the Superintendent of Boulder Valley Schools, the Colorado Mountain Ranch no longer requires masking during outdoor activities.
2.) Masking is required during bus rides.
3.) Masking is required if/when groups may need to come inside due to cold or rainy weather.
TO AVOID EXPOSURE TO DISEASE, THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN RANCH FAMILY, STAFF, AND POLICIES ALL FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AS OUTLINED BY:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Colorado State https://covid19.colorado.gov/
Boulder County Health Department https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/
Staff members are in residence at the Ranch as a family. Regular temperature and health checks, masking, and social distancing are all part of daily life.
2021 COVID PRECAUTIONS FOR EVERYONE
1.) Masks will be worn indoors and outdoors as specified by the CDC, Colorado State and Boulder County Public Health.
2.) Social distancing is practiced whenever possible for all children, guests, and staff members.
3.) Activities take place outdoors in the open air and sunshine.
4.) All equipment is disinfected between groups.
5.) Hand washing for 20 seconds is essential many times throughout the day, in addition to before and after meals and using the toilet.
6.) Hand sanitizer is conveniently provided throughout the Ranch in areas where soap and water are not.
7.) CMR staff members are all vaccinated for COVID immunity.
2021 COVID PRECAUTIONS SPECIFIC FOR SUMMER DAY CAMP
Gather your children to watch this video, made by the CDC for Camps.
2021 CMR Programs and Policies are designed to follow the CDC Suggestions for the Lowest Risk in Youth and Summer Camps: “Small groups of campers stay together all day, each day. Campers remain at least 6 feet apart and do not share objects. Outdoor activities are prioritized.”
1.) All Camp activities are outdoors!
2.) Camper group numbers are limited to 12 and remain consistent with their own counselor for the week.
3.) Individual groups eat lunch outdoors distanced from other groups and from each other as much as possible. Campers may not share food items.
4.) If a child becomes sick while in our care, we will call you immediately and care for them in isolation until you can as quickly as possible pick them up at the Ranch.
2021 BUS SAFETY IN TIME OF COVID
1.) Each camper always rides on the same bus in a cluster with others from their group. Each bus may include one or two other groups close in age and in the same program.
2.) To maintain social distancing on the buses, campers each have their own seat on their own bus.
3.) Camper groups of 6-12 will ride on their bus with another group or groups of 6-12 campers also in their same program. These campers form a “Bus Pod.”
4.) Campers may share a seat only if authorized by a legal guardian of each of the two campers.
5.) Once in Camp, buses will be centrally parked and accessible throughout the day. Each camper’s bus seat will be their “personal cubby” for keeping their belongings separate from others.
6.) Masking is mandatory on the bus, and the windows will be down for air circulation, so be sure your camper brings a mask and layers to wear for warmth. Everyone needs a warm jacket every day, no matter how warm it is in Boulder!
Thank you so much for providing M with “the best summer of his life”. You and your team have provided M with so many important qualities and lessons in a very fun environment.”
SK – Parent
“Thank you so much for the incredible experience in August. Maureen and the rest of facilitators were amazing! The Resident Assistants at Regis University had a great time and really bonded as a team. Thank you for facilitating that opportunity. We will be definitely be back! Thank you for being wonderful!”
With Gratitude, Elizabeth, Joe and Sarah (challenge testimonial)