Effective October 15, 2020, cabins at Council Camps will be open and available for rental by units. Family cabins will be available for rental by families or singles, due to space limitations.
Pursuant to guidelines from the State of Connecticut under the Phase 3 Reopening Plan, our cabins are available at 50% capacity, to a maximum of 100 people. For overnight (sleeping) purposes this means no more than one-half of the bunks or cots in any room may be used.
Additionally, individuals should sleep “head to toe” and at least 6 feet apart. Unit leaders should make every effort to maximize the sleeping distance between individuals.
For cabins or rooms without a fixed number of bunks or cots, 50% capacity means individuals should sleep “head to toe” and at least 6 feet apart.
For cabin usage other than sleeping, such as training events or meetings, the same 50% (to a maximum of 100) capacity limitation must be maintained, and seating arrangements be made where individuals are at least 6 feet apart. When calculating cabin capacity, a recommended rule of thumb is an individual “needs” at least 50 square feet of floor space to enable 6 feet of social distancing.
Nothing in this policy should be interpreted as waiving or overriding the Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection guidelines. GSS and Youth Protection guidelines ALWAYS apply, otherwise, the event cannot be held.
Units renting cabins should implement an enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedure, periodically cleaning common – high touch – surfaces. Water-based disinfectants must be used inside a cabin. Alcohol-based sprays MAY NOT BE USED inside a cabin due to the extreme fire hazard. Alcohol wipes may be used only if they can be safely disposed of.
Protocols for cooking and cleaning are contained in the September 15 guidance on Camp usage: