Covid-19 Updates

Update - July 1, 2020

As families and guests begin to use camp, we have adopted the following policy to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

By participating in activity at Beaver Camp you acknowledge the risk of exposure to communicable disease and therefore agree to release Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association of all liability for unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.

Our desire is to provide a fun, refreshing and healthy environment to recreate. We need your help to do that. Please abide by the following guidelines:

Before you arrive:
1. The day of your arrival you will be required to affirm the following when you check in at the office:

  • Have you knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Have you experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days? Symptoms include, but are not limited to: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

If you answer yes to any of these questions, please stay home. In the current circumstance (COVID 19 pandemic), Beaver Camp will refund any payment received, including deposits. Please don’t put others at risk.

2. Bring an acceptable face covering to wear within 6 ft. of people outside your household/family unit or static group of 10 or less (if over the age of 2 and medically able to tolerate such a covering). Beaver Camp will have ample soap and hand sanitizer available, but bringing your own is encouraged.

While you are here:
1. Practice good personal hygiene. Wash hands frequently, especially before eating and after using the restroom. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your cough or sneeze in a tissue and discard it.

2. Maintain a physical distance of 6 ft. or more except among members of your household/family or static group of 10 or less. When that is not possible please wear a face covering if over the age of 2 and medically able to tolerate such a covering.

3. Before and after using shared equipment (i.e. a lifejacket, Aqua jump, log roll, boat, paddle or other recreation equipment) please wash or sanitize your hands.

4. When setting up beach blankets and chairs, please maintain 10 feet of distance from others outside your family or static group of 10 or less.

5. If eating in our dining hall:

  • Wear a mask at all times except when seated
  • Sit at the same table for each meal
  • Sit only with your family or static group of 10 or less
  • Please note that seating is also available outside on the deck.

Update - May 22, 2020

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 children’s camp program.

This decision was not made lightly. The board, staff and I considered multiple options, along with the recommendations of the American Camp Association and the CDC. It is hard to imagine not spending a week in your favorite cabin at camp. But we must prioritize the safety of each staff and camper.

Our mission to provide a space infused by God’s love where people are invited to establish and grow in their relationship with Christ and others remains unchanged!

We know nothing can substitute what a week at Beaver Camp means to you, but our summer staff are working on resources you can use at home to encourage, educate, and entertain in true Beaver Camp style. Information about these free videos and other resources will be shared on Facebook and

We’re also excited to offer Beaver Camp in a Box. This personalized crate brings the summer camp experience right to you. It includes a devotional, 2020 t-shirt, water bottle, activity challenges, supplies to write and connect with staff, and more. You can preorder your box until June 20th.

If you have already registered for camp this summer: we know that many of you are suffering financially as a result of this pandemic and our normal refund policy has been suspended. We are also offering the option to carry your deposit over to 2021 or for you to purchase Beaver Camp in a Box. You may also wish to donate part of what you paid for camp. Please contact our office at 315-376-2640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know your preference.

When this passes – and it will pass – Beaver Camp will be here and ready. There will be camp games, and dinner bells, and songs around the campfire. This will still be a place for you to grow.

Mike Judd
Executive Director

Update - April 9, 2020

The Family Work Day scheduled May 2 has been cancelled. 

However, we are still excitedly preparing for summer camp 2020 while at the same time carefully watching the evolving situation surrounding Covid-19.  The Auction and Summer Camp are still on!  We will be sure to keep you informed of any changes. 

For those parents waiting to register their child for camp - you can relax.  The early bird discount has been extended to June 1!

Update - March 18, 2020

In an effort to comply with recent regulations and in the best interest of our guests over the next few weeks, we have decided to cancel the April 3-4, 2020 Scrapbook Retreat. We will be contacting registrants over the next few days to determine if they prefer to move their registration to a fall retreat or receive a full refund. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

March 13, 2020

Dear Campers and Guests,

The staff are busy preparing and praying for the 2020 camp and retreat season at Beaver Camp!

Please know that Beaver Camp is committed to the well-being of each camper, guest and staff member. Our mission to be a safe and healthy space where people of all ages and backgrounds are invited to establish and grow in their walk with Christ continues to be our focus.

We are in regular communication with NY Department of Health in regards to Covid-19, actively examining our cleaning procedures as well as our arrival screenings and health response procedures. We are working hard to ensure that we meet or exceed standards required by the Department of Health.

Currently, all our 2020 programs are still on! In order to help you register with confidence, we have updated our registration guidelines as follows;

  • If you have already registered and wish to exercise caution, contact us about moving to a program later in the summer or year.
  • Understanding you may be waiting to make your summer camp reservation we are extending our May 1 early bird discount to May 15, 2020.
  • In the event you need to cancel your registration due to illness or circumstances related to Covid-19, you will receive a full refund (including deposit).
  • If Beaver Camp makes the decision to cancel a program, you will receive a full refund (including deposit).
  • If you are coming to Beaver Camp as part of a field trip, reunion or church retreat, please contact your group coordinator for updated plans regarding your event.

If you are scheduled to spend time at camp in the next few weeks, please stay home if you are sick or at risk.

For accurate information on how you can protect your family right now, we suggest resources found at NYS Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

We are committed to keeping you updated of any changes in our plans, policies, or procedures. If you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact me at (315) 376-2640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your continued support of Beaver Camp. We look forward to an amazing summer and year. See you soon!

Mike Judd
Executive Director


Beaver Lake in the Adirondacks