We are writing today with an update about day camp during summer 2021. Here at camp we have been busy preparing to open camp, hiring staff, talking to new and returning families, and reviewing best practices and research on how to operate camp safely for our staff and campers this summer. We are excited to be able to welcome overnight campers and BOLD & GOLD participants back to Hi-Rock this year. It is with great sadness that we have come to the conclusion that we will not be able to offer our day camp programming during the summer of 2021. We have reviewed and considered all available guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in doing so have determined that the best decision to protect our campers, our staff, their families and our local community will be to limit our programming to our overnight camp this summer. It will not be feasible for us to offer both programs simultaneously while maintaining recommended safety, sanitizing and distancing standards. This decision has not come lightly and we hope to provide a safe, fun day camp for our local day camper families again in the future.
We understand the impact that this has on our community and hope to encourage our day campers who are ready to experience overnight camp to sign up for an overnight camp session at Hi-Rock this summer. Our overnight camp is open to campers who are 7-16 years old and limited spaces remain in sessions 1, 3 and 4 of our sleepaway camp. We also have opportunities in our BOLD & GOLD wilderness expedition program. Financial aid is available for all of our overnight camp programs. We are hopeful that some of our day campers may feel ready to give one of these overnight programs a try and look forward to opening our day camp program in 2022. If an overnight camp program is not right for your child this year and you would like help identifying other local options, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
More information on our overnight camp program, for youth ages 7-16, can be found here http://camphirock.org/camps/overnight-camp/ . Information on our BOLD & GOLD wilderness expeditions open to youth entering grades 7-10 is available here http://camphirock.org/camps/bold-gold-wilderness-adventures/.
We are sending big Hi-Rock love to you all!
The Camp Hi-Rock Staff