What will Summer Camp 2021 look like?
We missed everyone in 2020 and we are committed to making 2021 the BEST SUMMER EVER! We are proactively exploring all possible options to make camp as safe as possible. Some options will be to operate in cohorts to limit camper contact and/or to dedicate specific buildings for specific programs. We have a local doctor available to answer any medical questions and provide same-day appointments if necessary. In case of emergencies, we are a short 15-minute drive to the nearest hospital. Each summer we have one full-time healthcare staff at camp. In addition, we have a fully stocked health center and a quarantine room to use if needed. We will be following or exceeding all of the recommendations outlined by our local health unit.
What precautions will be taken to ensure camper safety?
We are looking at operating Summer Camp at a reduced capacity to increase social distancing. We will be developing new routines to increase handwashing and facility sanitation, as well as implementing a Covid screening process as part of our check-in procedure with temperature checks and travel inquiries prior to each camper’s arrival. We will be reviewing all of our summer cleaning and sanitation procedures to increase the frequency that high-contact areas are sanitized. We will use sanitizer before every meal and at every activity. We will continue to work with our local health unit as the summer gets closer to make the best possible plan for the safety of all our campers and staff.
What if I register now but choose to cancel later on?
If we are forced to cancel due to government policies, we will provide a full refund to anyone who requests it. If you choose to cancel, our normal cancellation policies apply. Cancellations must be made by phoning the office.
How is Camp doing?
2020 was a tough year, but we remain excited about the future. Due to the generosity of our donors and the government wage subsidy, we will end this year in a positive position. Our dedicated year-round staff has been willing to take reduced hours during this COVID season. Camp Cherith does have some of the land purchase to still pay back but our financial outlook remains good. We had many campers carry their registration forward to 2021, and a large number of registration fees were donated after summer camp in 2020 was cancelled.
We are very thankful to God and our supporters during this difficult time. We have never been more excited to make 2021 the BEST SUMMER EVER!