Frequently Asked Questions about the 2021 Camp Season
North Country Camps has a detailed plan for handling Covid-19 during the 2021 season. Our Covid Planning Group, consisting of our directors, certain board members and medical professionals, has been working on this issue since last fall. We are following guidelines from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Camping Association (ACA). We have consulted with camps that ran successfully in the 2020 summer season and we’re assessing school system protocols as well. Based on our size, location and extensive open-air spaces, NCC is very well positioned to offer a phenomenal summer experience without having to make dramatic changes in its program. Consequently, we are very confident in our ability to operate safely for the 2021 summer and are looking forward to welcoming your child to camp!
Our goal for the 2021 season is to create a safe, fun program that stays true to our child-centered philosophy. We will continue to prioritize the social, emotional and physical health of our campers and staff. Exactly what camp will look like will be heavily dependent on the COVID situation at that time, but we will remain grounded in the values that are intrinsic to NCC: the importance of outdoor play in a technology-free environment where children can learn to negotiate with their peers while developing autonomy and honing their sense of adventure.
North Country Camps teaches skills that build resilience and we believe that campers will be able to adjust fairly easily to our 2021 camp model. That said, everyone should come to camp understanding that some of the same restrictions we live with currently outside of camp will be in place at Lincoln and Whippoorwill this summer.
In keeping with our goal of maintaining a culture of transparency and knowledge sharing, you will find answers to your most frequently asked questions for Summer 2021 below. Please understand that information is subject to change based on CDC, state and local guidelines. As we get closer to the summer and things become even more clear, we will provide additional information.
Please contact Jen and Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our plans.
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