Two campers with masks on playing in a socially distanced way.

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

The purpose of this page is to inform you of precautions, policies, and procedures related to COVID-19. Please note, this information applies to all programs offered by Pathfinder Ranch. Youth programs managed by Pathfinder Ranch may have different procedures than those managed by groups renting the site. Feel free to contact us if you are unsure how the following applies to you.



Any participant at higher risk for complications related to COVID-19, should consult a medical provider to assess their risk and determine if attendance is acceptable. If at higher risk, please inform the Program Manager prior to arrival. The Program Manager will be able to discuss additional precautionary measures, including those recommended by a healthcare provider.



Participants and their families represent our first layer of protection against COVID-19 at camp. It is vital to stay home if the participant or another member of the household tests positive for or shows any symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever of 100.4 °F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, vomiting, etc. When in doubt, consult the CDC Symptom Screening List:

We ask that all participants limit exposure to settings with a higher SARS CoV-2 risk 14 days prior to arrival. We additionally ask participants monitor for symptoms of illness in the fourteen (14) days leading up to participation.

If your child is attending Summer Camp or Outdoor Education, please take some time to talk with your camper about how they can help keep themselves and their friends safe and healthy. 



Participants attending a program under the supervision of another organization (school, community group, or camp not organized by Pathfinder Ranch) will be subject to the check-in procedures established by that organization. Pathfinder Ranch does not currently implement screening procedures for these participants.

Participants attending Pathfinder Ranch organized Summer Camp will undergo a non-invasive health screening designed to identify a number of health issues (including COVID-19). Specific check-in directions will be provided as part of the Camper Welcome Packet following registration. If additional COVID-19 screening measures become necessary, parents will be notified as soon as possible. All Summer Camp participants are encouraged to take COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to attending.



While at camp, campers are welcome to wear masks but are not required to do so.

Staff have been trained to observe for, recognize, and report any symptoms of illness in campers, and any abnormal occurrences will be referred to Health Center staff for further evaluation.

Health and safety information specific to your camper will be communicated to you directly by phone.



Summer Camp: Parents/guardians will be contacted by phone immediately about any potential contact their camper may have had with suspected or confirmed cases as well as if their camper is experiencing any symptoms. Campers showing symptoms of illness consistent with COVID-19 infection will be quarantined at camp until their primary contact has been notified and can arrange pick-up.

Outdoor Education: Pathfinder Ranch will defer to each school’s procedure for contact and isolation.



If new information becomes available, the above information may change. Please feel free to check this page for updates.

If participation requirements change, you will be notified by email and may be asked to indicate receipt and acknowledgement of these changes in your registration account or at check in.


If you have questions, please contact us at 951-659-2455 or email [email protected].

Thank you for partnering with us to keep everyone at camp, and their families at home, safe and healthy!