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Camp updates
& COVID-19

In our effort to communicate thoroughly, we recognize the value of having all of our information in one place. We will keep this page current with new information, communication, and updates.

Camp dates & Maplewood’s health plan in response to COVID-19. 

We understand that news and information is being shared at an incredible speed during these times. Thank you in advance for reading through these details. As always, Maplewood is setting the focus on our incredible campers and staff.

Highlighted below:
  • What we have learned 
  • Looking ahead to summer camp 
  • Updates related to deposits, tuition, & schedule changes 

What we have learned 

There is still so much to learn regarding the extent to which COVID-19 will spread in the coming weeks. And yet, we find hope and comfort in the fact that experts across the world are reporting that our youth are minimally affected

We hope that your transition to social distancing is progressing well and that you and your family are healthy. It is also our hope that you have been able to find some silver-lined moments full of family time, connectivity, and laughter.    
Thank you in advance for reading through these details. Maplewood is setting the focus, as always, on our incredible campers and staff. 

Looking ahead to summer camp

With the improved national and local rate-of-infection numbers, our goal is to still be able to hold camp this summer, even if it requires a few adjustments.   

With the knowledge that children and even young adults are considered low-risk age groups when it comes to COVID-19, we anticipate that camp will be more important than ever this year. Maplewood will serve as a positive environment where children can move freely, enjoy nature, and get a break from any stress and anxiety that they are feeling from being out of their regular daily rhythm and routines.  

As we mentioned above, we strongly believe that Maplewood will be an important and healthy experience for the campers we serve.  We have over two months to prepare before the start of camp and you should know that we are taking every measure possible to ensure the health of our campers and staff. Here are the ways we are preparing for camp in light of COVID-19: 

  • Communication is very important! We will continue to keep you informed of any developments as they relate to camp this summer. 
  • We have significantly increased the amount of time that will be spent during counselor orientation devoted to preventing the spread of germs and viruses. 
  • We are working closely with our camp nurses and health care providers to update our Communicable Disease Plan and Procedures.   
  • We are also planning extra “sanitation teams” committed to the regular and frequent cleaning of surfaces throughout our campus for the entire camp season. 

Updates related to deposits, tuition, and schedule changes

  • “These times call for flexibility.  In the interest of serving our entire camp community, we are extending the tuition due date from April 30th to May 31st.
  • We will also be extending the dates of our change/cancellation policy. You will have until June 1st to make changes to your child’s camp schedule without incurring the loss of your deposit or tuition paid.
  • Any changes made after June 1st will be discussed on a case by case basis.

Due to recent school closures, some campers will have their last days of the school year overlapping with camp. In this instance, families will be given the following options:

  • Families will be given the option of extending camp days beyond their scheduled session (subject to availability).
  • For those interested in a refund for days when camp and school are both in session, please click on the following link for refund procedures.

In closing, Maplewood is thrilled to be celebrating our 56th summer and we remain more excited about camp than ever. We all need camp to remind us about some of life's greatest joys - the power of community, friendship, love, nature, and unplugging from technology. As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Warmly,
Lee and Sue