A letter from camp about the coronavirus
Like everyone else, we share your great concern about the coronavirus. Yet we want to share a different perspective and reassurance about camp. While the story is changing and evolving every day, we view the situation through a different lens than that which the media is portraying daily. We see camp as a beacon, a place for children to get away from their home communities (many of which are currently experiencing outbreaks and school closures) and out into the fresh air in our remote New Hampshire location. In fact, should the virus still be of concern this summer, camp may indeed be the safest and healthiest place for children to be. We are committed to opening this summer and providing the oasis our campers look forward to all winter long.
It is important to remember that camp is still over three months away. While we are currently preparing a number of contingency plans, with the situation remaining fluid it is far too early to make any definitive decisions about the Coronavirus’ implications for camp. However, we want to remind you that we have been here before. In the time that we have been running CWW, we have prepared for and managed a number of public health crises including SARS, H1N1, and MERS. We do not intend to diminish the Coronavirus in any way, however, past and present history shows camp is a strong and vibrant community that is resilient and capable of adapting to withstand a tremendous number of challenges.
Like all of you, we are monitoring the latest updates and developments and will keep you up to date.
We will take into consideration all the information we receive from the CDC and will continue to partner with our local Health Department before and throughout the summer, as well as follow the safety guidelines provided by the American Camp Association in coordination with our summer camp doctors. In the meantime, the links below are great resources for talking with your children about the coronavirus.
As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions.
Carolyn and Jed