Summer 2021 Update
January 29, 2021
Dear Camp Families,
With the approach of summer 2021, we wanted to send out a quick note to let our valued camp families know that we are excited and planning for a safe, healthy, and fun summer camp experience in 2021 for our campers, families, and staff! While the situation continues to evolve, we are making plans based on the general guidance that we have received from the American Camp Association, the New York State 4-H Program, and the experiences of the hundreds of camps that did operate in 2020.
To ensure we are running the safest program possible, there will be some changes at camp this year. Changes to our registration process, camper check-in, daily schedules, class choices, cabin groups, health and sanitation and more. But you know what isn’t going to change? The opportunity for campers and staff to build a healthy, thriving community at camp. Campers are still going to have great experiences, make new friends, try new things, and gain the independence that comes from a week away from their families. These experiences are the cornerstone of what 4-H Camp Shankitunk is all about.
We know you have questions, and many of those questions revolve around what we are doing this year to protect your child/children. Some examples of the steps we are taking this year to enhance the health and safety of our campers and staff in 2021 can be found on our Covid-19 FAQ page
We hope that you will consider joining the fun in 2021! We are aiming to be able to open registration for our programs mid-February. If you know anyone who is interested in working at camp, we are hiring! Please know that due to the evolving scenario with the COVID-19 pandemic and the development and distribution of the vaccine, any and all programming is subject to change. As we move closer to camp, if things change, we will be updating our website and will post changes to our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us on those platforms, and/or check your email regularly. Once we are ready to open registration, we will be sending out emails in a phased approach, with first notice going out to campers who registered last year, and moved their registration fees to 2021, along with campers who were awarded Campership support in 2020. About two to three weeks later, we will send a general notice to all, letting people know that registration is open.
4-H Camp Shankitunk Administrative Team