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Rap-Shaw must follow all relevant NYS and CDC guidelines for operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This list outlines what we must do differently this season to operate.

Member and Guest Responsibilities

It is the members responsibility to make sure their guests are following the established RapShaw rules and regulations including the new Covid-19 criteria. 

PLEASE, do not come to the island if you have any symptoms of sickness.  This includes any of the following: Non-Productive (Dry) Cough, Fever above 100.3 degrees, Respiratory Distress, Fatigue, Chills, Muscle or Body Aches, Sore Throat, Recent Loss of Taste or Smell, Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea.

Also, please do not come to the Island if you have been exposed to anyone with the virus 14 days prior your stay.

If a member or guest becomes sick with COVID-19 symptoms while at Rap-Shaw, that person must isolate in their cabin.  The sick person and all members of his or her party must leave the island as soon as possible. The members of the party will not be charged for lodging or food for the remainder of that stay starting the day after they leave Rap-Shaw.

Always maintain social distancing while at the Beach, on the docks and in all common areas.

Bring your own mask or face covering to wear whenever it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

Trash should be bagged tightly and be placed by the member or member’s party securely in the available trash cans.  Double bag if necessary.  There should be no open or leaking bags.  Bag your returnable bottles and place them in the container near the workshop.

If you feel uncomfortable coming to RapShaw given the guidelines listed here, please do not come to RapShaw this season.

General Operations

All persons must wear a mask when on the club boat between the island and mainland.

All persons must wear a mask at the club during any situation in which it is not possible to maintain social distancing from persons who are not members of the same party. 

Maintain separation between different groups around the campfire, on the docks, at the beach, in the Boat House, at the Horseshoe Pit and Shuffleboard game areas.

Staff will continue to clean cabin areas as they have in previous seasons.  Measures using Lysol, or similar products will be used this year to improve the cleaning and sanitization of our cabins.  Cleaning supplies will be available in each cabin for members and guests to use if they desire to sanitize their own cabin area more thoroughly.

Regarding Main Camp the Great Room and porch will not be used as a common area.  We will not have Happy Hour during the upcoming summer season.

The club will not put non-household groups into same cabin unless requested.

Dining Hall

Dining Hall will be closed for sit-down dining.  All meals will be served on a take-out basis all season unless NYS guidelines are relaxed.  

Two campers from each cabin can get their food for the cabin when the second bell is heard.  Observe entrance and exit doors to the Dining Hall as marked. 

Staff Members only are permitted in the Kitchen.  There are no exceptions.

Staff Members only will be permitted to serve ice from the Ice Machine.  Follow all posted guidelines on the Ice Machine to get ice.

Portable “Mr. Coffee” like coffee makers will be placed in each cabin with appropriate supplies.

Members and guests can eat wherever they want if it is not in the dining hall – i.e., cabins, picnic tables, lean-to, meadow, beach. 

Cleaning of Bathrooms, Bath Houses and Linens

Supplies will be provided in every Bathroom and each Bath House for the members to clean upon entering and exiting of each. 

In addition, the staff will continue to thoroughly clean the Bath House once daily and every Bathroom when guests depart.

All sheets, pillowcases, and light blankets will be laundered after every stay. Pillows will be sprayed with Lysol or a comparable product before putting the pillows in the pillow covers and pillowcases.

It is not feasible for the staff to launder the heavy blankets and comforters after each stay due to laundry machine capacity. Therefore, guests should bring their own heavy blanket, sleeping bag, or similar item if they want more than the light blanket when sleeping.


Club will provide PPE for staff.

All Members and Guests must bring their own masks. Bring gloves if you want them.

Common Equipment

It is recommended that each family group use their own personal equipment whenever possible.  Example: lawn chairs, games, toys, boats, etc.

Cleaning supplies will be available in the boathouse and at various locations around the island for sanitation of the Club’s common use items, Kayaks, SUP, boats, canoes, paddles, oars, camp chairs, tables, shuffle board sticks, horseshoes, etc.  Sanitation for these items will be the member’s responsibly as they see fit.