The Ranch is excited to announce that in addition to virtual camps, we will be offering small group summer camps. All of our summer camps will be run in accordance to American Camp Association, Center for Disease Control and Marin Health and Human Services guidelines and best policy practices for 2020.

All updated summer camp info will be found on our website. If there are any changes or guideline updates throughout the summer, camper guardians will be emailed immediately and our website will be updated.


  • Priority registration will be given to guardians that are deemed essential workers.
  • Camps will be conducted in groups of 12 campers and they will be kept separated at all times. No rotations and no requests for group transfers will be allowed this summer.
  • Siblings will be kept in the same age group at each location.
  • Camp sessions will be 3 weeks long. This is a long time for some kids. Please do not register for our camp if you do not feel that your camper can handle a program of this length.
  • Parents, guardians and non-essential visitors will not be allowed to enter a camp.
  • Campers must bring their own labeled mask with them to camp, even if it is not required that they wear one at all times. Campers the age of 12 years or older must wear a mask at all times.
  • Each group will have the same counselors for all three weeks.
  • We will not be able to accept out of state campers at this time. Efforts to have camper groups from within a local area are a priority.
  • We cannot accept campers that have traveled domestically or internationally within 14 days to the start of camp.
  • We cannot accept campers if within 14 days of their arrival they have had a fever over 100.4F, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, vomitting or any other indication of the COVID-19 virus.
  • We cannot accept a camper that has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed, tested or quarantined due to a result of COVID-19.
  • Campers are not allowed to participate in any other programs while enrolled in a program with The Ranch.
  • Camp cancellations will be processed less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be requested at least 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the start date of your camp session. NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations made with less than 2 weeks' notice.
  • Prorated refunds will only be offered if a camper is ill and unable to return to camp with proof of a doctor's note. With such limited spaces available this summer, we want each enrollment to be taken seriously and with the understanding that funds are tight and we that will not be able to offer refunds if campers drop out for any other reason.
  • You must be willing to allow camp staff to take camper temperature checks upon arrival and throughout the day. The Ranch staff are not doctors and nurses, but we will follow CDC and MHHS protocols for testing and logging test results.
  • Camp information will be released to MHHS for contract casing investigations if there is a case of COVID-19 within the camp.
  • Campers that are considered high risk should seriously consider participating in a camp before registering. Consulting your doctor before registering a high risk camper is recommended. High Risk participants are those with a chronic lung disease, asthma, heart conditions, immunocompromised, obese, diabetic, or any form of liver or kidney disease.
  • We cannot guarantee that staff or campers will not contract or not be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
We understand that this is heavy and intense. Camper and Staff safety is always of our utmost concern. If you can accept these summer guidelines, then we are ready to provide the fun and care that our children so desperately need.
Jessica Hotchkiss
Recreation Director