Camp and COVID 19: There is still much that is uncertain about what the summer of 2021 will bring. Throughout this Fall and Winter we will be monitoring the latest research and guidelines being developed by the American Camp Association, the State of Vermont, and other professional organizations. The availability of testing with a rapid turnaround time, containment of community spread in Vermont and New England (and the easing of travel restrictions), and the development of a vaccine, are all important milestones which will influence the precautions we (and you) need to take before, during, and after camp.Our hope is to run our planned sessions at close to our usual enrollment numbers, but if physical distancing within cabins is necessary, we may need to break sessions into shorter time frames with smaller groups of campers. If the situation (especially in Vermont) dramatically worsens, we may need to take camp online for a second summer.
Here is what we can promise:
We will make every effort, using the best information available to us, to run a program which is safe and beneficial to campers, while staying realistic and honest about what we know and can control.
All deposits will be fully refundable this year if the cancellation is due to a pandemic-related cause. If we need to adjust the camp schedule or move camp online, all tuition will again be fully refundable. We want all families to feel comfortable with their decision to attend camp.
We will be in touch with your family throughout the Winter and Spring to keep you updated on camp plans. Keeping camp safe will be a team effort, which may require pre-camp quarantines or restrictions on travel and activities. We will be collaborating with you to give your child a great summer.
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Enrollment Policy: Campers who were registered for the 2020 season prior to cancellation and who meet the current age requirements may register for the same session in 2021. Campers who were registered for Day Camp and are now old enough for overnight camp may also register for residential sessions. Campers who are “aging out” of the one-week sessions may register for the two-week session of their choice. Beginning October 16, returning campers and siblings of returning campers may register for any session or switch sessions. There is no charge to switch sessions. Campers waitlisted in 2020 may register beginning December 1, and registration will open to the public in January or February.
Tuition Payments: 2020 families must confirm their registration for 2021 with a deposit of 25% or set up a payment plan by October 15. We will not hold spots after October 15 without a deposit or payment plan on file. If you have tuition in your account from 2020, it will automatically be applied to 2021. Tuition balances are due by March 15 unless a payment plan is set up in advance. For campers who enroll after March 15, tuition in full or a payment plan is required with registration. Payment plans must be completed by the first day of camp. We ask for this commitment in order to guarantee your child's place. If we do not receive payment, or hear from you to let us know when to expect payment, we will assume that your plans have changed. We will cancel your camp reservation and register the first child on the waiting list.
Waiting List Policy: When all openings have been filled in a given camp or sliding scale price bracket, applicants' names are placed on separate lists for boys and girls, by session, in the order which they are received. Families on the wait list will be contacted as additional tuition funds are received from donors and spaces in the session become available. Read more about wait lists here.
Included in the Fee: Tuition fees cover all meals, lodging, and programming. There are no additional fees.