Summer 2021 COVID-19 Updates

We are committed to running a quality program focused on the physical and emotional health of our campers. While the risk of contracting COVID cannot be eliminated, the guidelines established by the American Camp Association and the Centers for Disease Control will serve as the framework for our COVID safety protocols this summer. Our local health department has also been a welcome partner in our preparation.

Walton’s Grizzly Lodge is well suited for most of the current recommendations. The vast majority of our time is spent outside, and we emphasize health and hygiene at camp including regular handwashing, cleaning and sanitizing. As the situation evolves, we will assess and adjust as needed. Some activities and events may be altered based on current health recommendations.

Based on the current conditions, we anticipate the changes listed below may be necessary for the coming summer. We will update this information as more details become available.

(Updated 1/26/21)

Capacity: Reduced camper capacity to 75%.

Transportation: Campers will arrive by private vehicle. Transportation will not be provided to and from the Reno airport.

Opening Day: Drop-off procedures will be modified to minimize contact time with families including a drive-through format to meet and screen campers at the vehicle.

Program: To limit outside interaction, campers will remain on our property. The horseback riding program will be paused for 2021. Overnight campout opportunities will be provided on site during two-week sessions. A decision about running our Outdoor Adventure Program for 2021 will be made by April 1st. We will contact those families individually.

Camper In Leadership Training (CILT) Program: The program will focus on the leadership aspects including assisting in the dorms, at meals and activities. Although evening Staff House time and the CILT Day Out will not be part of the program for 2021, we will look for unique social opportunities for campers in this program.

Dining: We are creating an outdoor dining area for Summer 2021.

Households: Camper groups will serve as their “household.” They will eat and sleep together. Masks will be worn when campers are outside of their households.

Bunk Requests: We will continue to accept bunk requests for pairs only. We appreciate your support.

Pre-camp Quarantine and Testing: Campers will agree to quarantine prior to their session and receive a negative COVID test prior to their arrival to camp.

Health Services: Healthcare staff will conduct daily screenings to assess for illness. CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine of sick campers and those with exposure or suspected or confirmed COVID infection, will be followed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before October 1st = $100 Processing Fee
Cancellations October 1st - January 1st = $250 Cancellation Fee
Cancellations January 1st - April 15th = $500 Cancellation Fee (No refund of deposit)
Payment in full = April 15th - After 4/15 = No refund of deposit or tuition. 
All fees are per camper / per session.
There is no refund of camp fees for dismissal, behavior issues, homesickness, illness or injury. Camp fees are not prorated for late arrivals or early departures.

Cancellations / Refunds due to COVID-19

If we are not allowed to operate this summer or we cancel your session, we will offer a refund or credit for 2022. (Credits from 2020 are not refundable.)

If your child cannot attend or needs to depart camp early due to illness, mandatory quarantine, a positive Covid-19 test or other reason, no refund or credit will be given. Program Protector tuition insurance is available during online enrollment. If you have questions about Program Protector, or want to purchase coverage by phone, please call Customer Service for Program Protector (833-297-2258). Please note: Parents may choose not to purchase insurance or to purchase insurance from any company.