Hello Camp Family,
Attached here is our next Arrowhead monthly newsletter. We feel strongly about delivering the Arrowhead that people have come to expect to ensure that our kids (and all of us) feel some normalcy and predictability in what has become a fairly unpredictable world.
Having said that, we wanted to give all of you an update as to plans for the upcoming summer at Nebagamon.
To be clear, we continue to plan for a summer as normal at camp. We are hiring staff, discussing programming, planning trainings, and our caretakers are physically getting the grounds ready for the summer. With that said, we have been engaging in unique planning around this summer as well. We are creating new cleaning and hygiene protocols, discussing potential new Rec Hall procedures, and generally how to keep our campus as contained and clean as possible. We have plans….and back up plans…and back up plans of our back up plans!!
As I have shared in previous correspondence with the camp family, we are staying in contact with experts within our camp family. We are following developments at the CDC who is working with the American Camp Association to develop specific guidance for summer camps. We are staying in close touch with our contacts at the state and county levels of government.
With all of that said, I wish that I could share some concrete plans for what this summer will look like today. I want to provide a timeline for how/when camp will open, but with the fluidity of almost everything, it’s just not prudent to give you an exact timeline yet. I believe that at some point in mid-May the state and national agencies will be providing guidance for camps. Once that happens, I will be in communication about our plans more specifically. If I have information to share with you earlier, I will of course do so. I know that the waiting and uncertainty is tough on everyone…parents, staff, camp directors(!), and most importantly…the boys.
Rest assured, that the boys and all of the other members of the camp community are paramount in our planning and decision making. This is our most important and solemn obligation.
Thanks for your patience. We will be in touch.
Stay safe and healthy, and Keep The Fires Burning