Ojai Valley School offered a day camp experience for local Ventura County families in Summer 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This included social distancing, frequent cleaning and sanitizing of our campuses, and grouping campers in small cohorts. We adjusted our program by adopting measures that met and exceeded the standards set by the CDC, state and local health departments.
Looking ahead to Summer 2021, we hope to offer both a day and resident camp experience that focuses on academic readiness for the fall while also giving campers the opportunity to make friends, be outside, and engage in healthy, fun activities that foster learning and skills development.
Here is what you can expect from us:
• Safety First – We will continue to meet the highest standards for cleanliness, frequently cleaning and sanitizing equipment, classrooms, outdoor group areas, restrooms and campus grounds. Counselors will encourage frequent hand washing, proper sneeze and coughing etiquette, and use of hand sanitizers, which will be available in every classroom.
• Social Distancing and Face Masks – Our counselors and staff members will wear protective masks, if necessary, and adhere to social distancing protocols by staying six-feet apart as much as possible. Campers will wear face coverings if our public health agencies continue to recommend it.
• Cohort Groups – Campers of similar age will be assigned to small cohort groups if necessary. Campers will continue to participate in traditional camp songs, announcements, activities, and games with their group.
• Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids – Our Food Services Department will provide campers with fresh snacks and lunches prepared on-site. Campers will dine with their cohort groups.
We do have limited space available in our academic, robotics, and equestrian camp programs. Contact the Admission Office for information and availability.
We hope to see in Summer 2021!
Summer Camp Director