As of May 20, 2020: Sunfox Covid-19 Protocol. Please read carefully, and take all steps to keep you and your family safe. Major change since 5/19–Pools and Hot Tubs are NOT yet permitted to be open. They are expected to be permitted in Phase 2 on or around June 20.
CT campgrounds are able to re-open for recreational camping on May 20, 2020. However, there are numerous guidelines in place to minimize the risk of transmitting or acquiring Coronavirus. Many of these measures are detailed at the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Website, as well as on the CT Covid-19 Website, with specific requirements for various businesses models that are re-opening.
- If you or any member of your camping party is not feeling well or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home. Call us at 860-376-1081 to cancel your reservation.
- If you or any member of your camping party is part of an “at risk” group, please remain at home. This would include, but is not limited to, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions, particularly if respiratory.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your camping party, including children, adhere to the guidelines. Failure to do so will result in confinement to your campsite or possible expulsion from the campground without refund.
- Please try to pack and bring everything you will need for your stay. Although the campground store will be open with a walk-up window, items are limited and measures are in place to minimize visits to the store. In addition, while local venues such as Wal-Mart are open, there are often long lines.
- Social distancing of 6 feet between non-members of the same household should be practiced whenever possible.
- Masks are encouraged at any time when social distancing is difficult. Masks are required if entering the store (adults only, 1 customer at a time), and masks are required at campground-run activities (such as the water balloon toss), as well as when using the playground equipment.
Playground Area: Please encourage your children to wash their hands frequently, and remind them of the protocol for social distancing and masks.
- Jumping Pillow: Open for those wearing masks, with a limit of jumpers based on social distancing if not from same immediate family.
- Climbing Net: Open for those wearing masks, with a limit of climbers based on social distancing if not from same immediate family.
- Swings and Spring Toys: Open, with hand-washing encouraged. No more than 1 rider on Nest Swing unless same family.
- Playscape: Open for those wearing masks, with a limit of users based on social distancing if not from same immediate family.
- Mini Golf: Open. Masks encouraged, and social distancing required. $2 per player. Balls and clubs disinfected after each use.
- Ga Ga Ball Pit: Not yet open due to shared equipment and close proximity to other players.
Beach and Pond:
- Fishing is permitted (catch and release), and no license is required. The pond has recently been stocked with over 100 trout, and there are also bass and other species of fish in the pond. No fishing from the dock or within the beach area. Please allow proper distancing.
- Our turbo-chute waterslide into the pond is not yet open for use this season.
- The beach area is open. Social distancing in effect, and masks encouraged. Swimming in the pond is permitted. No lifeguard on duty. Do not wear a mask when swimming (unless it is a swimming type mask).
- Paddleboats, paddleboards, kayaks and Corcls are available for rent ($5 or season pass of $20). Only 1 person on any device unless from same immediate family.
Swimming Pool and Adult Hot Tub: Update as of 5/20/20: Pool and Hot Tub are NOT yet permitted to be open. Once the pool is able to be open (expected in Pahse 2, on or around June 20), please do not wear protective masks when swimming. Social distancing must be adhered to unless immediate family members, both on the deck and in the water. Adult Hot tub capacity of 4 non-family members spaced 6 feet apart (or 6 persons if 3 pairs of immediate family members spaced 6 feet apart). When occupying any chair, please leave a towel in place. If departing, please inform attendant, and chair will be disinfected prior to next use.
Recreational Activities: Some of our traditional activities are not readily adaptable to the social distancing restrictions. However, many activities will still be able to take place, albeit with some modifications. If you or your child opts to participate in any of our scheduled events and activities, the following will be required:
- A mask must be worn when participating in any campground activity.
- Social distancing of 6 feet should be practiced.
- Hands should be washed at the conclusion of the event. Hand sanitizer will be provided at each event.
Store and Office:
- Masks must be worn by any adult entering the lodge to access the store/office. Social distancing of 6 feet is in place, and only 1 adult at a time should enter the store area. One “on deck” shopper may wait just outside the store entrance, while any others may wait outside the lodge at 6-foot intervals.
- No children are permitted in the lodge. Purchases may be made at the outdoor window, and masks should be worn
- Laundry: Guessing our weekend campers can make it 3 days without needing to do laundry. In an emergency, 1 adult only in the laundry area. Requesting that our long-term campers avoid using the laundry on the weekends.
Campsites: Please do not gather in groups larger than permitted, and please respect social distancing of 6 feet between non-family members. Please keep sufficient distance between camping units on adjacent sites. If setting up in the conventional manner, you will easily have 20 feet or more between campers. Due to occupancy regulations, you will only be permitted to have paid visitors if your total site capacity, including any paid visitors, does not exceed 6. This would represent 50% of our regular capacity of campers and guests.
Rec Hall: The rec hall remains closed, as only outdoor activities are currently permitted. If possible, we will attempt to conduct an outdoor Bingo with social distancing.
Bathrooms & Showers: While the CDC suggests avoiding public restrooms and showers when possible (this encourages you to use your own RV bathroom, so make sure Dad packs the Febreze), our restrooms will be open and will be cleaned multiple times each day.
Fox Den Snack Bar: The rules pertaining to food service operations are separate and very detailed. Essentially, while outdoor seating is permitted, the tables must be significantly spaced. It is suggested that one masked adult from the family proceed to the window to place an order from the published menu. Please respect social distancing when waiting to place an order or awaiting food.