Health and safety are our highest priority. With COVID-19, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our programs and your family. Our Base Camps are using the guidance provided by the CDC and the departments of health in our three respective states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island) to provide a safe, enriching experience for youth and families.

We adjust day-to-day operations to meet the guidance from the CDC and states with a commitment to meet or exceed all standards. While operating details will vary due to variances in state guidance, you can expect the following:

  • Face coverings in use by all staff and all participants (except those too young or with medical conditions) when a distance of at least 14’ cannot be maintained between participants
  • Social distancing of 6’ between participants and 14’ when possible between staff and groups of participants
  • Group sizes are limited based on state guidance and we ask families to maintain distance from other families
  • Health check/screening done of all staff daily and of all participants upon arrival
  • Activities will be conducted mostly outdoors with indoor activities limited to small groups
  • All equipment will be sanitized between participants
  • Frequent handwashing/sanitizing for all staff and participants with sanitizing stations located at all activity sites
  • Contact information on all participants will be collected in case there is a need for contact tracing

High-risk individuals are asked to NOT attend activities at Base Camps at this time. Those considered at high-risk are people aged 65 years and older, people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, especially if not well-controlled, including:

  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Immune-compromised issues
  • Severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • Liver disease

Base Camp offers a number of programs that are designed for children and adults of all ages to build character, explore nature, and create lifelong memories.