Summer Camp 2021
We are looking forward to summer camp in 2021! Our programs are full of the characteristics and activities that make a camp experience transformative, meaningful and fun. While some aspects of summer camp are different in 2021, our commitment to ministry is not. This year requires more preparation than usual, but we are confident our plans have found the right balance of traditional camp fun and health and safety precautions. Due to the ever-changing guidance and recommendations from health officials, Covenant Harbor will continue to make adjustments as advised.
Based on anticipated COVID-19 conditions and best practices, here are some of what you might expect at Covenant Harbor this summer.
Key Changes for Summer Camps
Pre-Camp Screening and In-Camp Screening
Like last summer, we will continue with enhanced health screenings for each camper prior to arrival. As part of the check-in process on the first day of camp, each camper will get a temperature and wellness check. In addition, every morning at breakfast or during Day Camp check-in, all campers and staff will get a temperature and wellness check by the medical team.
High-touch areas of our site and facilities will be sanitized at an increased rate. New hand-washing and sanitizer stations will be added to key areas.
Based on what we know now when campers are outside or with their own cabin/team group, facemasks will not be required for campers. However, there will be limited times when masks might be needed. Because of other modifications, such as running most programs outside and in cohorts, we are able to reduce the number of times masks will be needed.
Decreased and Phased Capacity
When registration opens on Jan. 5, capacity for all overnight programs (Kishwauketoe, Pier 30 and Alpha) will be reduced from previous years. This allows for a lower concentration of people in cabins, at activities and on the grounds.
We will operate at decreased capacity this summer for overnight camps. Like last summer, we will use “cohorts” or smaller groupings of campers to reduce overlap between programs and age groups. Day Camp will function as its own cohort, Kishwauketoe will be another, and Pier 30 will divide into two separate cohorts.
Like last summer, we will embrace the natural beauty of camp. We are getting creative, reimagining the many details of camp to make common-sense adjustments in an era of COVID. Yet, time at Covenant Harbor will still feel like camp. From big games to cabin time, campers will experience all camp has to offer.
We have shortened overnight programs, in light of the complexity of operating safely. Weeks have been slightly shortened to various degrees, depending on the week. (Please note that not all weeks begin and end on the same day of the week.) Extra time between programs will allow us to more thoroughly clean and give staff needed time to rest and monitor health.
Like most of our programming, meals will be enjoyed outside as weather permits.
Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Case
If an individual in your camper’s cabin or cohort is sent home or has a positive COVID-19 test result, you will receive a notification via email.
Registration and Cancellations
Medical cancellations at any time (including for COVID-19 exposure or illness or a related concern), will result in a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. Alternatively, you may transfer your deposit and fees to another summer program in 2021 or 2022. In the event of a full camp cancellation by Covenant Harbor, all registered campers will be eligible to transfer all payments to 2022, receive a full refund, or turn their payments into a donation.