Hello campers, guests and visitors of Nevada City. Erin and I want to reach out directly and remind our guests that we absolutely believe that wearing masks in our community is an effective and essential way to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus. Many other residents here feel the same way.
We also want you to know that the health and well-being of our employees, guests and community are the number one focus of our businesses. We have closely followed the guidelines put out by the California Department of Public Health since the beginning of the pandemic, including closing our business to all recreational visitors for three months. We continue to follow their guidelines as we now re-open the Inn Town Campground and Outside Inn.
What we’re doing to operate responsibly and how that might affect your visit to Nevada City.
What we’re doing to reduce the risk of Coronavirus at camp.
We have always maintained high standards of cleanliness; this will continue with enhanced disinfection protocols using EPA approved disinfectants at the recommended intervals.
Our bathrooms have automatic ventilation that increases air circulation.
Our interior spaces are closed to the public and all employees using those spaces must wear face masks.
We are installing additional hand drying and sanitizing options at each of our bathroom areas to make hand washing easier.
We have reduced or eliminated communal spaces outside, including our communal fire pits. Any spaces that are still available for use are appropriately socially distant. Please do not move items to congregate in large groups.
Our pool is open with reduced capacity and clear demarcation to ensure appropriate distancing. As always, it is sanitized per Environmental Health requirements.
Our check-in process is now remote or distant. Guests will no longer enter the office upon arrival. You will either collect your packet from the freezer by the office door, use CampersApp, or receive a package at the gate upon arrival. Please ensure you understand and follow all of the campground’s policies.
We require guests to wear a mask in any interior spaces that are open like the bathrooms or store (when it opens). If this will be a problem, we can take orders from our store window. If wearing a mask in the bathroom will be problematic, please consider others and wait until you can enter alone, or use one of our family bathrooms.
You will not be able to interact with our staff within 6’ without wearing a mask.
Coronavirus has impacted our business heavily and we have been closed for nearly 3 months, but we’re happy and excited to get back to hosting campers in Nevada City. We need your help to do so responsibly. Here are some important tips for your stay:
Be a responsible camper: We always ask campers to observe good campground etiquette, but it’s especially important this year. Aside from following the normal rules, here are some things you can do to keep yourself and others safe:
Your health & safety is your responsibility, act accordingly.
Bring your own masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes so you can maintain good hygiene both in camp and out and about.
Don’t come camping if you or your family are feeling sick. See our modified policy for summer 2020 to help alleviate some concerns around traveling while sick.
Wash and sanitize your hands often, remind your kids to do the same.
Maintain distance from people not in your camping party. Camping is social, just make it socially responsible.
Don’t congregate in sites. Public health mandates require us to limit site occupants to 1 household or social bubble. Please do not exceed the occupancy of your site, even with campers from another site.
Wear a mask while in the restroom, camp store or walking around town. Confined spaces can host the greatest concentration of virus, but wearing a mask helps a lot – please do your part to help.
What you can do to reduce your risk while visiting Nevada City
Understand that you control what environments you enter and how you interact with those environments. Chooses places and activities that reflect your risk tolerance and understand how to reduce that risk based on the best available information.
Be patient with different hours, changing menus, fewer options and longer wait times both at camp and at restaurants and stores. Every business in Nevada City and Grass Valley is trying to regain a footing after months of closure and it’s a monumental task.
Bring your own disinfecting wipes and sanitizer since you may be in places around town that may not have those items.
Please be respectful of our businesses and community. We love having you visit, but we expect you do so responsibly. If a business asks you to wear a mask, please do so. As business owners it is their right to ask and your obligation to do so if you want to visit their store.
Understand that no one has the right to invade your personal space, nor for you to invade someone else’s bubble. Embrace community and new friendships, just do so from a distance.
Camp will be much more socially distant. Here are some changes you will notice:
Our camp store will initially be closed until we develop a safe operating plan. We will have staff on site to assist between 10am-5pm, we will have staff on site to help in whatever way we can. Check out our new messaging service via CampersApp. We are working on getting all the systems up and running, so please stay tuned on this exciting app.
Communal spaces inside The Commons will be closed for this season, but our dishwashing stations at each bathroom will be open, so please plan and pack you’re your own food prep equipment accordingly.
Our communal fire pits will also be closed for this season. Fortunately, we still have individual fire pits for rent. The cost is $30 and includes one bottle of propane and a fire pit for the length of your visit.
The pool is open, but it will have modified operations to limit capacity. Please follow the guidelines provided at the pool.
We plan on having movies, but you’ll need to bring your own chair and make sure your group sits at least 6’ apart from others.
Our ping pong and foosball table will not be available due to high-touch sanitation concerns.
All of our outdoor walking and hiking spots are still open and provide a great way to be socially distant in nature.
Check-in and check-out will be remote, we will reach out to campers prior to arrival with additional information.
Visitors & Guests:
Preventing the spread of Coronavirus is all about maintaining small “social bubbles”. This means that you should only have people in your site who are part of your existing social bubble and who have traveled to camp with you. As a condition of re-opening, we are not permitting visitors or guests to camp. If you want to visit friends who live in the area, we suggest meeting at Pioneer Park in Nevada City since we cannot accommodate them at camp.
We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean and welcoming campground. This will continue. You will now notice signs designating defined closure periods for our bathrooms. These times will require you to use another facility at camp while we clean. The cleaning will involve the use of EPA approved disinfectants applied to the protocols provided by CDC and California Public Health, which require defined contact times to work.
You should find a clean restroom every time you need one at camp. If you don’t, please let us know so we can remedy the situation. Also, please help us by using waste baskets and hygiene receptacles where available.
As always, Glamping tents will be cleaned thoroughly after each stay. Each tent will now be cleaned and disinfected with EPA approved disinfectants suitable for Coronavirus.