The news you have been waiting for…
It is the decision of Camp Hendon’s staff, Medical Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors to move forward with plans to operate in-person summer camp! We are acutely aware of the challenges of this past year, and in particular, the feelings of isolation and loneliness felt by so many. Our kids, especially. Although our Zoom dance parties and virtual camps have been an eye-opening and unique opportunity to connect, there is no replacement for in-person camp. We miss our campers as much as they miss camp!
We weighed each of the options, which has led us to consider bringing our campers together again in a new, reimagined, and safe way. We know there will be challenges, but we have been given lemons and we are determined to make the best lemonade we can! It is also important to recognize that PHYSICAL distancing does not have to mean SOCIAL distancing and isolation! We can be 6 feet apart and still have a fun and safe experience. We are confident that we can provide a modified camp experience that will allow our campers to feel the sense of camaraderie only found at The Best Place On Earth.
This is where you, our Camp Families, come in. We ask that you be transparent, realistic, flexible, and - very importantly - please read ALL Camp Hendon communications thoroughly! To help with communication, in addition to email, we will be using a text messaging tool called “Remind” to share updates.
In return, we will be very transparent with you and provide all information we have available. State and local COVID-19 guidelines continue to change on a regular basis, so please understand that will also translate into ongoing changes in Camp Hendon’s plans.
If you or your child are hesitant about attending camp, or cannot or will not reasonably abide by the expectations we put forth, we respectfully ask that you choose to sit this summer out and return in 2022. We hope to hold more off-season programs later in 2021/early 2022 to provide additional opportunities for all campers.
Some of the proposed modifications to camp are as follows. Please remember, these plans are subject to change.
An additional reminder that your $25 application deposit is non-refundable. Click here to view Camp Hendon’s Cancellation, Refund, & Waitlist Policy. We will still be offering camperships to any camper in need! If you have any financial concerns, please let us know.
We are using a new registration system from years past that should be more user-friendly. If you have any trouble registering or any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me at 502-544-1954.