Camp will be open this summer!
While we are still waiting for any final COVID guidelines to be issued by the State of New Hampshire and Maine, we are aware of the existing recommendations and regulations, and feel comfortable announcing our intention to open Brookwoods and Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost on schedule, June 27th.
Our first and primary concern is the health and safety of our campers and staff. In close consultation with our full-time staff, seasonal staff, experts, and our medical team, we have developed what we believe to be a sound plan. We understand that parents and campers might have questions about the impact COVID will have on the camp programs, so we want to share all this information with you and your family.
The major issues or changes will be:
• Testing will be required of all campers [and staff] within 7 days of arrival at camp.
• Testing will be required of all campers [and staff] 5 days after arrival.
• Masks will not be required when within the cabin “cohort”, but outside of established cohorts, and if social distancing cannot be maintained, we will ask campers and staff to wear masks.
• The activity program will be adjusted, and we will be introducing strict cleaning and hand washing protocols. Masks might need to be worn in certain situations or activities.
• The camp program will need to be modified to reduce the risk of someone getting sick. For example, we will be splitting the camp in half and running double shifts in the Dining Hall, Chapel and at activity areas, to help us maintain distancing guidelines.
• We will eliminate all the outside of camp trips which involve exposure to the general public. We believe we can still operate some wilderness trips and are working on these details this Spring.
• We believe we can run most of the normal activities at camp; not all, but most. We will be cleaning and sanitizing the activity areas at the beginning and end of each activity period. We are still trying to figure out how to sanitize a horse!
•Incoming day will be different as we will screen everyone at the gate, and not permit just everyone into the cabins to reduce the risk of contamination. Details are still being formulated.
Perhaps the best way to share this information is to look at the list of Frequently Asked Questions we have complied, which will provide answers to most of the COVID related items we have been discussing with parents. That list can be accessed HERE.
We will also continue to have monthly Zoom calls with parents to provide the latest information. Call details will be e-mailed to the parents of enrolled campers a few days prior to each call. If you have not yet enrolled your child at camp, please contact our office at 603-875-3600 to obtain the camp details. The latest calls were recorded and can be viewed on this page.
Brookwoods and Deer Run Parent Information Gathering: March 2, 2021
Moose River Outpost Parent Information Gathering: February 2, 2021
Future Zoom calls for Brookwoods and Deer Run are scheduled for:
April 6th at 11:00am and 7:30pm
May 5th at 11:00am and 7:30pm
June 1st at 11:00am and 7:30pm
Future Zoom calls for Moose River Outpost are scheduled for:
March 3rd at 11:00am and 7:30pm
April 7th at 11:00am and 7:30pm
May 4th at 11:00am and 7:30pm
June 2nd at 11:00am and 7:30pm
New information will be added as needed. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide the best possible camp experience within the current safety guidelines.
Of course if we didn’t cover YOUR question in our FAQ or other sources, please give us a call at the camp office at 603-875-3600.
We are excited….and hope you are too!