Summer Camp 2020 is Back On!
Much has changed since our decision to suspend operations back in March! State & local health officials have given camps permission to operate and both the American Camp Association & the Governor’s Strike Force have provided guidance & protocols on how to operate a residential summer camp in the midst of the pandemic. The health and safety of our campers has always been – and will continue to be – a top priority at Camp Cho-Yeh. Though Summer Camp 2020 will look different than years past, we are excited about the opportunity to have our campers back on property this summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Camp happening this summer?
Yes! We are holding 5 sessions of modified Camp during the second half of summer. We will train all staff and implement measures so that we can run a great summer camp program with the goal of meeting or surpassing the guidelines laid out by the Governor’s Strike Force. We are adjusting our schedule to allow for increased sanitation of cabins and common areas in between each session. The modified schedule will run from Sunday afternoons through Friday evenings, allowing our staff plenty of time to fully clean camp between sessions.
If I was enrolled for Core 6 – 10, am I already registered for the Summer 2020 Reboot?
No, all families were unregistered when we made the hard decision to close camp due to the pandemic. You will need to re-register for one of the new sessions.
What happens to the funds I rolled over to 2021 (or donated) when Camp was suspended in March?
We are happy to transfer those payments back to the new 2020 session… but our staff will need to do some work on the back end when we process your new registration. Please note, the CampMinder system will require you pay the $150 Registration Fee in order to confirm your spot. Please pay the fee and our team will go back, apply your payments, and refund any over-payments as we process the registrations.
How many campers can enroll in the modified schedule?
To help with social distancing, we are lowering cabin capacities and enrollment will be operating at 65% of a typical summer session. This means only a fraction of our campers registered for Summer 2020 will be able to attend this year.
What kind of modifications will Camp be making?
Our Full Time team is diligently working through the new protocols laid out by the American Camp Association and the Governor’s Office. We are adjusting our health protocols, reducing cabin sizes, changing dining procedures, and increasing disinfection. Additional modifications will be made to our Opening & Closing Day procedures. Learn more here!
Will Cho-Yeh be offering Day Camp this summer?
Unfortunately, no. We will be focusing all of our energy this summer on the resident program. Look for Day Camp to return in 2021.
What about 2-week sessions?
Unfortunately, we won’t be offering our 2-week Epic or CLT sessions this summer. Epic and CLT sessions will resume in 2021! Age extension for next year will still be available for campers who are not able attend this summer.
Can I register for multiple sessions?
Yes! We are now allowing campers to register for multiple sessions. However, campers coming to back to back sessions must be picked up on Friday & brought back on Sunday.
Will Cho-Yeh be offering scholarships this summer?
With the help of some generous donors, we now have a limited number of scholarships available for Summer 2020.
Does the Sibling Discount still apply?
Yes! If you are registering multiple children in the same family, you will still receive 5% off each of them.
Will there be any limitations to the camper activities?
We are actively working on how to re-vamp activities inside the new health recommendations. Campers will still participate in water activities such as pool, lake, and Lighthouse Point. Some high ropes options such as Adventure Park and Zip Line will also be available to older campers.
What about masks at Camp?
Each day, campers will receive a clean cohort-specific colored buff that they should have with them at all times – this can be on their wrist, around their neck, worn as a headband, etc. Buffs will help identify what cohort the camper belongs with, and can serve as a mask only when interacting with campers of a different cohort (this will be rare).
What if I’m not ready for my child to come to camp?
We understand! Every family is navigating the new landscape of regulations at their own pace. If your child has an underlying health condition or you are worried about the new procedures, we understand that you might not choose to join us this year. We’ll look forward to seeing you again in Summer 2021!
Who should not come to Camp?
Parents of higher-risk campers should consult with their child’s medical provider to assess their risk and determine if attendance is acceptable.