Camp Wyandot Families and Friends,
We are looking forward to a full summer of camp once the Coronavirus pandemic has resolved. We will remain in close communication with parents and staff and will continue to be in communication during the coming weeks as circumstances change.
We’re continuing to proceed with staff hiring, CIT applications and camper registration. As you know, Camp Wyandot is a nonprofit organization, employing good people and operating largely on revenues from donations and camp registrations. We are hopeful, listening to the facts and watching things closely.
We also know that nature and the outdoors are a refuge at times like these. Since family groups are already sheltering in place, renting a cabin at camp is a great way to get away for a weekend or a week. Family groups can stay together in a beautiful natural environment while maintaining social distancing from others. At this time we are still holding the Open House on April 26th from 1:30 to 4 as most of the activities are outside. There are a few openings in April and May for Hoskins and Lookout but the water is off until the end of April, so you’ll need to bring water and use the latrines until the water is turned on. We’ll be doing our best to clean and thoroughly disinfect cabins and latrines before and after our rental guests. Please contact our office if you’d like to visit for a hike or a cabin rental.
We want to share the measures we are taking and the information we will use moving forward. As an organization of ACA-accredited camps, we continue to monitor the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the local public health departments that have jurisdiction over our camps, the American Camp Association (ACA), the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN), and our camp nurse. All decisions—either to carry out current plans or make changes—are made in consultation with medical professionals and our colleagues at accredited summer camps across the country. Our staff and campers’ health is our foremost priority.
We are preparing for summer, when our facilities will be inspected by Hocking County Health Department prior to camp opening.
In following the direction and recommendation of our governor and health officials, our staff will working from home or only be in the office occasionally for the next few weeks. We prefer you communicate by phone or email and we will get back to you promptly. We will be conducting interviews and holding meetings by phone or video conference. We hope to see you at camp this summer.
Your Camp Wyandot leadership