To our Walden Families,
We are so excited for the summer of 2021, and we cannot wait to see our campers and staff finally walk through our Walden gates!! We are confident that Walden can provide the safety, spirit, and love that we all have become accustomed to.
We recognize that each child is an individual, and is coming off of his/her own unique experiences. Our leadership team has a wealth of knowledge working with and supporting others. Our camp’s biggest strength is the way we take care of our community. Rest assured that your child will be in the very best hands.
Fortunately, overnight camp is one of the rare places that can really create some type of modified bubble – limiting the amount of people coming in and out of camp. Our plan is for our campers and staff to enjoy the activities and opportunities on our camp property without spending time interacting with people outside of our community.
We will partner with our families and our staff to ensure that everyone entering camp has been extremely careful in the days/weeks prior to arrival. Most of our staff will arrive to camp weeks before our campers, and the vast majority of our staff have been vaccinated. Our Covid testing protocol for campers and staff has been designed in consultation with the best medical advice available. We continue to seek information and best practice from medical experts in the field, the CDC, the NYSDOH, and the American Camp Association, and we will adjust our plans as needed.
Walden has always been about community and being a place that takes great care of each other; this summer, more than ever before, we will need to do just that. This is a partnership, and we feel grateful for our incredible Walden families and our extraordinary staff. The summer of 2021 will be one of the most magical and memorable summers we could ever imagine.
As always, we strive to be transparent with you as our partners in creating this safe and powerful experience for our children. Please read the protocols carefully so that we are all committed to the safety and well-being of our entire community.
We are grateful for the trust of our families, and the resilience and excitement of our campers and staff. We are committed to making 2021 the incredible experience we have all been waiting for!
As you know, we are available and so happy to discuss anything with you.
With so much love and excitement,