During the initial weeks of each session and perhaps beyond, large campwide gatherings will not occur per guidelines from the ACA, CDC, and State of Georgia. Therefore, we are planning for shifts for meals in our dining hall, Shabbat services in our Zaban Chapel and for performances in the Chippie Amphitheater to enable appropriate distancing.
We’re excited about offering so many of the amazing activities that are typically provided every summer at Camp Barney (and even some brand new ones)! All activities are continually being evaluated and in the coming months we will determine exactly which ones we can safely offer this summer.
Beyond shifts in our dining hall, our typical “family style” meals will be served differently this summer. Our quality and variety of “nutritious and delicious” meals, snacks, canteen and milkline cookies will remain the same and likely even better with our new food service company! We will still pursue kosher, top quality and fresh ingredients, offer plentiful quantities and vegetarian options, and provide tasty special dietary alternatives as required for all campers and staff. We will not be offering salad bars and buffets during meals. A variety of cereals, fresh salads, PB&J and many other healthy options will still be offered.
At this time, we will not be offering off-site trips. The American Camp Association currently advises overnight camps against off-site trips. We will continue to monitor these guidelines pertaining to trips (where separation from the public is feasible) and provide updates if anything changes.