A Successful Summer….
We are thrilled to say that Camp Newaygo had a successful Summer 2020, operating for 7 weeks 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!”
While we navigated 2020 successfully, we continue to look forward with preparations for 2021. COVID is likely to still be with us in some form, and we will build on our experience from this year to be ready for another healthy summer. The health and well-being of our camp community continue to be our highest priority.
How We Are Planning for Summer 2021
WORKING WITH EXPERTS: We have been working directly with contacts at The State of Michigan, the CDC, and the American Camp Association. We will continue to gather the best information and adjust to the evolving situation in preparation for Summer 2021.
Guiding Principles: Camp Newaygo has adopted the following guiding principles in our approach to maintaining a safe, healthy, and successful camp community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They include:
- Outdoors Programming
- Cohorting (“neighborhoods”)
- Rethinking and Empowering
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our campers, guests, and staff. We thank you for your trust and support.
Summer 2021 Program Cancellation Policy
We know the upheaval of COVID-19 has made it difficult for families to plan. We feel our cancellation policy ensures a fair and flexible experience for everyone involved.
Non-refundable deposit: $75 per session
Cancellation At Least 30 Days Before Session: Families can cancel a reservation at least one month (30 days) before a program start date for a full refund, minus the deposit. The $75 deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellation At Least 2 Weeks Before Session: Families can cancel a reservation at least two weeks (14 days) before a program start date for a 50%refund, minus the deposit. The $75 deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellation Day-of, Due To A Positive COVID Test Result: If your camper tests positive for COVID-19 at camp during check-in, they will be eligible for a 50% refund, minus the deposit. The $75 deposit is non-refundable.
If a camper leaves camp due to suspected COVID-19, no refund for the missed session program will be provided
As you can imagine, it will take all of us, campers, alumni, donors, and friends to make this trying situation a success. If you would like to do something to make a difference in this difficult time. please consider a donation to support our effort to replace the lost income because of COVID-19 and to ensure camp future.