Are you looking to send your child to an overnight camp this summer but concerned about Covid? If so, you’re not alone. I think many parents are evaluating whether sending their children away during these times is a good idea.
You should know that the camps that I work with have learned what they need to do to keep campers and staff safe – and have done a great job accomplishing that! Some camps took on this responsibility in the summer of 2020. They followed CDC and state guidelines. For 2021, they shared these best practices with other camps and they remained aware of changes as they occurred. The result was a very successful 2021 camp season. I have every confidence that summer 2022 will be the same.
The major difference this summer is that most overnight camps will be requiring all campers and all staff to be vaccinated. This will allow camps to run, for the most part, as normal. What is not clear is whether those camps that offer inter-camp competition will do so. There is still a concern about breaking the camp bubble. Most camps offering inter-camp tournaments are back east or in the Midwest.
Our kids need a camp experience now more than ever. Last fall, when we thought the pandemic was under control and a glimmer of normalcy was in sight, Delta and Omicron quickly took over. Now most of our children are tested weekly. They are in school, out of school and back in school. The tension and confusion is real. How are your children doing in this scenario? Sending your child away this summer will provide them with a care-free environment where they can be with friends and participate in activities that are fun and provide them with freedom and a sense accomplishment.
Many parents have already come to the same conclusion, and as a result, this year camps are filling faster than ever before. Every day I receive emails about camps who are now waitlisting applicants.
If you haven’t started to research your child’s summer experience yet, do so now. Give your TIPS Advisor a call and let us help you find that special place for your child to thrive next summer.