We’re using a model for our summer camps this year that will minimize risk for kids and families while leaning into the place and traditions we have all missed! For this to work, we will foster a “Culture of Care”, so that each person present understands that we are working together to keep our friends and family safe.
Safety First, Fun Also First
- Group size of no more than 10-15 campers, plus 2 counselors.
- Safe social distancing practices will be maintained between groups (cabin groups will not overlap or mix, except in the case of Explorer Camp and Voyager Camp, where two cabin groups will combine to make a cohort of no more than 25, which is the cap suggested by the state of Colorado).
- Face coverings worn as much as possible by all campers and staff.
- More listed in our Covid Safety Plan
Register Early or Miss Out!
Camp registration will occur in phases, and you want to be in phase 1! We are strictly limiting numbers this year, and plan to open additional space as we secure commitments from more summer staff. This will keep our numbers small and safe while ensuring enough counselor supervision. Camp will be smaller this year, but we are doing as much as we can to responsibly accept as many campers as possible.
You can rest assured that if something changes or you don’t feel it is safe to send your child to camp, you will receive a refund or have the option to let us hold your registration fee and roll it over to next summer. Register
How Can I Help?
Confirming enough responsible and caring counselors is going to be a determining factor this year in just how many kiddos have the chance to come to camp. If you, or someone you know and trust, is interested in spending a week in the beautiful Black Forest this July, that would make a huge difference!
Get in touch with Rev. Logan Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask about camp counseling, and please click the button below to read more. Camp Counseling
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WHY WILL CAMP BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
The short answer is that camp will be different because we are still in the midst of a pandemic. In order to mitigate the real risks of the Covid-19 virus, there will be a lot of changes this year. When we suspended in-person camp in 2020, we fully anticipated a “normal” year in 2021. But we aren’t back to normal yet, and we have a long way to go. So despite the challenges presented by running camp as safely as possible in a pandemic, we believe that for many campers and families, the benefits of camp are worth it. The independence of time away from home, the invigoration of being in the natural world, the spiritual enrichment of an unconditionally loving community… are just a few of the invaluable benefits of camp.
HOW WILL CAMP BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
We are going to take every reasonable measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at camp. To be clear, there is no way to guarantee that no one will bring Covid-19 with them to camp, but we will strictly follow the best science to mitigate the risk of spread. That means screening of campers and staff, wearing masks whenever possible, reduced contact through a small cohort model, increased handwashing and sanitation, and a culture of care for one another. A lot will be different, but the most important things will stay the same. Camp will still be a safe, brave space where kids can be their truest selves in an unconditionally loving community.