Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our campers, and staff. We thank you or your trust and support.
As you can imagine, it will take all of us, campers, alumni, donors, and friends to make this trying situation a success. If you would like to do something to make a difference in this difficult time, please consider a donation to support our effort to replace the lost income because of COVID-19 and to ensure camp future.
CAMP IS STILL CAMP!
- Following guidelines of the CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Requiring a pre-camp screening for all campers/staff
Providing rapid COVID testing at check in and screeing for any potential symptoms
Checking temperature of all participants daily
Requiring all participants have a temperature below 99.4 degrees
Creating one pod where we are all in this together and stay in the "bubble" of camp
Creating a program designed around outdoor spaces, and limiting time spent indoors
Increasing sanitization protocols
Program spaces/equipment will be sanitized between each use
Creating fun and meaningful programming for our campers/staff
Monitoring this rapidly evolving situation
Being transparent on decisions
TOP TEN SUMMER TAKE-A-WAYS FOR EYC - CAMP
Camp will be different this summer, but it will still be camp. We know that changes to the camp program cause anxiety, and we hope to eliminate some of this anxiety by outlining some of the differences you can expect this summer.
1. YOU STILL GET TO SLEEP IN CABINS AND ENJOY NATURE!
2. YOU WILL STILL BE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS
As long as campers complete the pre-camp steps and we stay in our "Camp Bubble," you will be able to hang out with your old camp friends and meet new friends regardless of what cabin they are in.
3. YOU WILL STILL ENJOY EATING TOGETHER
In 2021, expect expanded dining locations (indoors and outdoors). You will sit with your cabin, just as in past camps. Meals will be served family style, just like in past camps. There will still be dessert! The food will still be delicious.
4. YOU CAN STILL JUMP OFF HIGH DOCK or KAYAK or PADDLE BOARD or PLAY IN THE SAND
You will still have opportunities to swim several times during the week! You will still check in at the buddy board, and we will still have the boater’s triangle.
5. YOU WILL GET TO EXPERIENCE MORE CAMP ACTIVITIES THAN EVER BEFORE
In other summers, you would plan to sign up for two activities a day plus the evening activity! We are adding new and fun activities this year including overnight tent camping for senior camp! Tubing for 6th graders, boat tubing, ropes courses, and more!
6. YOU CAN STILL PLAY CAPTURE THE FLAG & OTHER EVENING ACTIVITIES YOU LOVE
Evening Programs you have come to love and look forward to will happen. Gold Rush, Harry Potter Themes, Battle of the Bands, Capture the Flag, Carnival Games, and more. This summer will give us a chance to try new programs – so get ready for new group activities!
7. YOU WILL STILL HAVE GAGA, MAKE FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS, RELAX IN THE HAMMOCKS
We can still do fun activities like play GAGA or find a quiet place surrounded by nature to sit and make friendship bracelets with your camp friends. We can still enjoy listening to the birds sing while relaxing inthe hammocks.
8. YOU CAN STILL BE A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)
Campers who will be going into Junior or Senior year, can sign up to be a CIT for the Junior Camp Week! This gives you a second week of camp and a wonderful oppotunity for leadership skills.
9. WE WILL STILL HAVE A FRIDAY EVENING SPECIAL DINNER AND MUSIC
We will have a theme night dinner and music. No need to bring fancy clothes! This will be casual, inclusive, and stress free fun.
10. TRADITIONS – CONSTANT & TRUE
We are adding some new traditions and keeping the tried and true old ones. We will still have our closing circle Friday night, we will still sign the parachute, we will still do cabin photos, we will still have the Cleanest Cabin Piglet, and more!