2021 Updates


updated May 2021

This page will be updated frequently, and dated, so please check back often for the most current information as we continue to get clarification regarding government regulations and safety recommendations.

After many days spent analyzing data, reviewing guidelines, examining potential scenarios and outcomes, we have come to this current decision on BookTrails Camps for 2021:


  • BookTrails Camp will open on June 14, 2021. All staff members will be vaccinated before camp opens.
  • Our camps are currently scheduled to run with 12-15 children per group. The weeks that only have one camp scheduled will have one group of 12 and one group of 15 for the same theme. 
  • Our weeklong overnight camps are scheduled to run from Monday-Friday with four overnights. These will switch to day camps with Thursday night overnights if forced to due to Covid restrictions. If this is the case, families will be refunded the $200 difference.
  • Out of county campers may attend BookTrails Camp under the following conditions:
    – Campers must receive a negative COVID test after arriving in Routt County. If the camper is flying to Colorado, they must wait a required 3 days before taking their test. BookTrails will not cover any costs for COVID testing. These policies may be revised closer to our camp start date depending on current COVID circumstances

    Policies BookTrails will be enforcing:

    • Vehicles will transport 12 children at one time with 3 staff members (full capacity).  
    • Campers and staff will be required to wear masks while traveling in vans and when social distancing is not possible. 
    • Campers will be placed in static groups for all travel. While outdoors, groups can be increased to 25 while maintaining 6 ft social distancing.
    • Daily health checks will be completed at sign-in, including temperature checks. We will ensure that this is a smooth process for parents and campers.
    • Additional sanitizing and disinfectant policies at camp.
    • Any students who show symptoms of COVID will be sent home and must be picked up by a parent/guardian at camp immediately. If a student is sent home with COVID symptoms they cannot return to camp until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours or have received a negative Covid test.  All siblings must also go home with campers who are showing any COVID symptoms. Any positive case of COVID will result in the notification of camp families.
    • Policies can still change before the start of camp as guidelines are released.


    Cancellation Policy 2021:

    We begin preparations early in the year to accommodate our students. We use enrollment numbers to make hiring and purchasing decisions. Because of this, it is important to give us early notice if you need to cancel a registration. We have altered our cancellation policy to make it more flexible than in years past, but we still need a firm policy to ensure the success of BookTrails Camp. 

    • This year, we are offering Program Protection through Travmark, a separate entity from BookTrails. You may opt to purchase Program Protection during registration. Please read the details carefully as we are not affiliated with Travmark and all refunds will be made directly from Travmark, not BookTrails. You must contact Travmark with any questions about your plan.

    -Cancellations made before May 15th, 2021, will be refunded 100% of tuition, with the exception of all registration/credit card processing fees. 

    After May 15th, 2021 customers will receive a 50% refund, with the exception of all registration fees/credit card processing. 

    Cancellations made within 10 days before the start date of the camp will not be refunded. If a spot is cancelled within the 10 day period before the first day of the scheduled camp, no refunds will be given. We do not reimburse for days any missed of camp for any reason.

    BookTrails is a nonprofit organization and we feel a responsibility and commitment to our community to offer youth programming under the appropriate guidelines. BookTrails is prioritizing the safety and health of our community and we feel that these policies are the only way we can offer camp in 2021.

    How are you changing policies for COVID?

    We are following the recommendations from the CDC, ACA (American Camp Association) and State of Colorado. Our camp policies are aligned with the state guidance found here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/residential-camps

    How will pick-up and drop-off happen this year?

    Pick-up and drop-off is held at Partners of Routt County, 2673 Jacob Cir Unit #1, Steamboat Springs, CO. Parents will not exit their cars and should wear a mask. BookTrails staff will facilitate the sign-in/sign-out process with sanitized pens through the driver’s side window. A BookTrails staff member will scan each camper’s forehead for a daily temperature check through the car door or window. They will ask each parent a series of health questions before welcoming the camper for the day.

    Does my child really have to wear a mask at camp?

    Campers will be required to wear a mask at camp at all times when 6ft social distancing is not possible. We anticipate that campers will need to wear a mask for about 20% of their day. This includes sign-in/sign-out, van rides, group activities where social distancing is not possible, and if we have to be indoors for inclement weather. Our staff is designing our summer curriculum towards activities that do not require the mask due to proper social distancing, like hiking and outdoor-based activities.

    Visit our general FAQs page for reading and camp specific information

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