August 2020 Mom and Me

Specifically designed for young children and their moms, grandmothers, aunts or another special female adult.

This weekend program offers an opportunity to introduce children (boys and girls) to the joys of camping. We know families need camp more than ever, which is why we are committed to reshaping our summer program to address COVID-19, while allowing us to provide our mission of service to children and families.

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$200 for one adult and one child,
Additional Child: $85, Additional Adult: $100

2020 Dates
Mom & Me 1 : August 13-14
Check in at 5 pm on Thursday, August 13; check out at 3 pm on Friday. August 14

Mom & Me 2 : August 8-9
Check in at 11 am on Saturday, August 8; check out at 3 pm on Sunday, August 9

Mom & Me 3: August 15-16
Check in at 11 am on Saturday. August 15; check out at 3 pm on Sunday, August 16

All weekends are open to boys and girls, ages 3-10


Pre-Camp Requirements

We are asking families to partner with us to help mitigate as much risk as possible. There are four actions families need to take prior to camp arrival:

1. Complete Pre-Camp Screening Document – Please download, print, and complete THIS FORM daily for 1 week (7 days) prior to your arrival at camp. This form will be required at check-in.
2. One Week (7 days) prior to camp arrival, we ask that participants limit interactions outside of the immediate household. And please Please follow all Michigan State Guidelines regarding COVID-19.
3. Let camp know what group you are coming with, and what lodging space(s) you would prefer. (email campbiz@campnewaygo.org)
4. Please be prepared for program changes, including a temperature screening, and masks for all adults whenever indoors (when not eating) and whenever unable to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from someone outside of your family group.

Lodging Options

All families will be lodged in separate spaces, so that your cabin/dorm/unit
space is private, just within your family group.
  • You signed up for lodging upon registration.
    Verify or change your selection by logging into your camp account HERE
    Click on the Mom & Me reservation under your account, and click “edit” under options.
  • Please email campbiz@campnewaygo.org to let us know who you would like to be lodged with (if there is an additional family you are coming with) AND your lodging preference(s).
  • We will be reassigning lodging to fit within this requirement. Please be understanding that we will do our best to provide families their first lodging choice, but that may not be possible to ensure safe social distancing.
  • Review the Lodging Options Below:

Private HALL Rooms, 11, Sleep 2-4

Private HALL Rooms, with private bathrooms or shared bathrooms *additional cost ($70-90)*

Dormitories, 4, Sleep between 13-24, power, has outlets, across from bathrooms

Cabins, 1-9, sleep 12 each

Cabins, interior -power, no outlets, walk to Lang Lodge bathrooms

Rangers Station, sleeps 12

Rangers Station interior – no power, shared outhouse, water

Rangers Outpost, sleeps 15

Rangers Outpost interior – no power, shared outhouse, water

Tinuwen Huts, Sleep 14 each

Tinuwen interior – no power, private outhouse, water

Wakonda Tents, Sleep 7 each

Wakonda interior – no power, private outhouse, water

Pioneer Tents, Sleep 8 each

Pioneer interior – no power, private outhouse, water


A COVID-Careful Program

Our Mom and Me & Family Camp programs will provide families with a schedule designed to keep family groups together, and socially distant from other family groups. Families will still have activity choices – swimming, boating, archery, tye dye, rockwall

Meals will be served cafeteria-style, by our Servsafe Certified kitchen staff. Seating will be assigned by family units across four large dining areas, exceeding requirements set by the CDC and the American Camp Association. 

Please bring a mask with you for every adult. Adults will need to wear a mask whenever indoors (when not eating) and whenever unable to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from someone outside of your family group. Children will not be required to mask at camp, but can choose to.

Upon arrival at camp, please stay in your vehicle until you complete a temperature check. If anyone in the vehicle has a temperature over 99.4, participants will be asked to leave, with the possibility of transferring their registration to a later Mom and Me, or a refund for the session, minus the deposit.
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We are confident that the systems we have built for a successful resident camp season will help us continue to provide a COVID-conscious program for families.

*Sample* Schedule

Time Activity
11:00 Check in, Tours, Welcome Games & Activities
12:00 Lunch and Camp Store
1:30-4:45 Rotation Family Fun: Swimming, Kayaking/Canoeing, Tie Dye, Archery, Rockwall/Giant’s Ladder, Hide & Seek Wetland Hike
4:45 Music and Dance Party
5:00-6:00 Dinner
6:00-6:30 Pontoon boat rides to Campfire
9:30 Optional Night Hike
Story Book Reading at your lodging unit
Goodnight!

Sunday

Time Activity
7:30 Optional Early Morning Hikes
Optional Mom & Me Yoga
8:30 Breakfast & camp store
9:30-12:00 Rotation Family Fun: Trolley Rides, Zipline/PowerPole, Outdoor Cooking, Shelter Building, Crafts
12:00- 12:45 Picnic Lunch
1:30- 3:00 Waterfront Fun at Main Camp & Cassidy Point
3:00 Departure – See you next year!

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“In a time of absolute COVID uncertainty, coming to camp was the easiest and confident decision we made as parents.” – Veronica, Mom & Me Attendee

“Thank you for your dedication to making this program happen. Dedication/Commitment/Determination. 2020 has been a tough year – and Camp might literally be the ONE thing that saved the summer!” – Jessica, Family Camp Attendee

“Camp at a time where so much has been lost or cancelled and brought a wonderful feeling of togetherness and relaxed activities that was exactly what we needed to recharge!” -Melissa, Camper Parent