Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Gather your girlfriends for an all-inclusive weekend filled with relaxation and fun. Spend the night in our campy chic dorms – which are heated and cooled – just a few steps away from our restrooms and showers. Sign up to be pampered with an on-site massage, manicure, or pedicure. Enjoy crafts, waterfront time, hikes, great food, and beautiful facilities in a wooded setting with awesome women.

October 1- October 3, 2021

We know families need camp more than ever, which is why we are committed to reshaping our  programs to address COVID-19, while allowing us to provide our mission of service to children and families.


REGISTER HERE


Cost: $235 for all camp programs, meals, and lodging

Your registration includes everything you need to have a wonderful time at Girlfriends’ Getaway. During the weekend, we do offer some additional experiences and services for additional costs. A variety of pampering services is offered with past weekends featuring massages, facials, and salon care. We also offer our Zipline Canopy Tour to guests (weight limit 250 pounds) and have our camp store open to purchase swag throughout the weekend. Our hotel-style accommodations are also available for an additional fee. Add-on pricing for the weekend is provided via email to participants.

WHAT TO PACK


Pre-Camp Requirements

We are asking participants to partner with us to help mitigate as much risk as possible. At this point, we are planning to implement the following. There are four actions women 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. All participants are asked to be mindful of large group contacts for 7 days prior to the start of their travel to camp. This does NOT include: going to work/school or essential errands/grocery shopping as long as proper precautions and safety measures are utilized. This 7-day quarantine refers to avoiding events and gatherings such as: graduation parties, family reunions, vacations, dining out, and other gatherings where proper precautions are not being taken and/or where participants do not know their level of exposure. Please follow all Michigan State Guidelines regarding COVID-19.
3.Upon arrival at camp we will conduct a rapid antigen test using a non-invasive nasal swab for all participants. The test will be completed by Camp Newaygo staff, as participants wait in their vehicles. The cost of the test ($5 per person) will be added to your camp store account. If this charge is a hardship for you, please let us know. Participants will also complete a health screening upon arrival, including temperature checks. If a participant has symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival, had a positive COVID-19 test result, or a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will not be permitted to remain at camp. They have the option to transfer to Fall 2022 or receive a partial refund, consistent with our 2021 refund policy.
By testing participants, there will be NO MASK REQUIREMENTS and NO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS during the program.

Lodging Options

Camp Newaygo has a wide variety of lodging options for your weekend away. Choose anything from rustic cabins to private, hotel-style accommodations (for an additional cost). Because we are testing upon arrival, participants can be lodged in communal dorms and cabins, with participants you do not yet know. If your group is uncomfortable with this structure, please contact us, so that your cabin/dorm/unit space is private, just within your group. Participants select lodging choices upon registration.

Private HALL Rooms, 11, Sleep 2-4

Private HALL Rooms, with private bathrooms or shared bathrooms *additional cost *

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

We are thrilled to say that Camp Newaygo had a successful Summer 2020 & 2021, operating overnight, day camp, and family programs with zero cases of COVID-19.

While protecting our community required some adjustments, we were inspired to see the joy camp provided to campers and counselors this summer. Camp was a much-needed reprieve from being stuck at home without normal activities and social connections. One parent said it best, “I can’t even describe the positive impact, joy, freedom, fun, and growth opportunities you provided this summer. These children deserved to get away from the problems of the world and just focus on being kids. The positive impacts are immeasurable, and from the bottom of our hearts we are grateful!”

COVID-19 GUIDEBOOK 

 

WORKING WITH EXPERTS: We have been working directly with contacts at The State of Michigan, the CDC, and the American Camp AssociationWe will continue to gather the best information and adjust to the evolving situation in preparation for Girlfriend’s Get-A-Way

Camp leadership has been looking at every component of camp to maintain as much of the Camp Newaygo experience as possible. Overall, we will continue to offer as many outdoor activities as possible, and increase sanitization procedures. Participant will have activity choices – swimming, crafts, cooking, ropes course, hikes, fitness, and more!

Meals will be served cafeteria-style, by our Servsafe Certified kitchen staff.

If participants or staff feel more comfortable wearing masks when not required, they are welcome to make that choice.

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We are confident that the systems we have built for a successful summer camp season will help us continue to provide a COVID-Careful program for participants.

Sample Schedule

Friday

Time Activity
4:00-6:00pm Arrival/Class Sign Up/Pampering Sign Up
5:00pm Kick off Hike and Tour
6:00pm Dinner/Welcome
7:30pm Get-To-Know-Girlfriends
8:00pm Cider & Doughnut Pairing
9:00pm Campfire
12-8:00am Courtesy Quiet Time in Dorms/Cabins

Saturday

Time Activity
7:30am Early Bird Hike
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Yarn Craft/Watercolor Painting/Yoga/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Giants Ladder/Fencing
10:45am Yarn Craft/Watercolor Painting/Yoga/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Giants Ladder/Fencing
11:45am Woodburn Bookmarks/Watercolor Painting/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Wetland Trail Hike
12:45pm Lunch
1:45-3:00pm Open Waterfront – Enjoy canoeing , kayaking and paddleboarding, fishing
1:45pm Cardio Workout/Bow Wreaths/Archery/Jewelry Making/Pickleball/Pontoon Cruise
3:00pm Pound Fitness/Bow Wreaths/Archery/Jewelry Making/Pickleball/Pontoon Cruise
4:00pm Decoupage Wine Bottles/Yoga/Power Pole/Bath Bombs/Nature Photography Hike
5:15pm Decoupage Wine Bottles/Yoga/Power Pole/Bath Bombs/Nature Photography Hike
6:45pm Dinner
7:30 Luau Party & Juggling Show
12:00am-8:00am Courtesy Quiet Time in Cabins/Dorms

Sunday

Time Activity
7:30am Early Bird Hike/Morning Yoga
8:30am Breakfast/Store Checkout
9:45am No Weight Workout/Kayak to Emerald Lake/Arm Knit Infinity Scarf/Pastel Drawing/Archery
10:45am Yoga/Kayak to Lake Emerald/Arm Knit Infinity Scarf/Pastel Drawing/Archery
12:30pm Lunch
1:30 Hike Around Emerald Lake/Zipline Canopy Tour/Cooking with Chef Whitney
1:30-3:00pm Open Waterfront
3:00pm Departure

 

“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