While a summer without campers is a heartbreaking reality, we plan to use this unexpected time to assess the physical property for capital improvements that will mitigate risk and provide for camp’s long-term sustainability.
Two projects are underway at no out-of-pocket cost to camp including:
- improvements to the ropes course, including the addition of a climbing wall built from foot holds donated by Stage Capital
- adding siding to the Big Red Barn that will be durable for approximately 40 years, eliminating the need to paint the barn far more often.
To date, we have identified approximately $800,000 in improvements to access roads, the wetlands, and other critical infrastructure that can best be completed while campers are off-site. These improvements also prioritize medial maintenance (i.e.: updates to cabin bathrooms and the medical facilities) and environmental safety hazards (i.e.: lakefront erosion). These projects warrant attention to ensure the ultimate safety of campers and camp readiness.
The Flying Horse Farms medical and program teams are dedicated to camp readiness for 2021, or the most immediate opportunity to welcome campers through the gates. This is a significant undertaking with the ever-changing landscape and additional requirements to ensure safety.
Additional protective measures will be needed to provide a medically safe environment for all campers and visitors once on-site programs resume; these could include:
- constructing an on-site negative pressure isolation room;
- installing new hand sanitizing stations throughout camp;
- procuring additional medical equipment such as a medical grade disinfectant fogger, infrared thermometers, new PPE, and portable screens to ensure privacy for medical screening and conversations; and
- developing new intake, arrival, and cleaning procedures.