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Dear WLC Family,

 
Greetings from Camp! We hope you are looking forward to summer 2021 as much as we are. We feel confident that we will be together again on the knoll. We are fortunate in the camping community, that the our values run through the industry, not just at our camp. Many day and overnight camps around the country operated this past summer and have been eager to share what they learned with us.
 
As you know, cancelling the 2020 camp season was one of the hardest decisions we have ever made at William Lawrence. We are now planning and prepping for operating the 2021 camp season. These plans are based on the current situation globally. We know things may change, but our hopes are that any changes will be to our benefit. Ensuring the safety of our campers and staff is and always will be our goal each summer, 2021 isn’t any different.
 
Below you will find links to our most current updates as well as contact information if you have further questions and need to speak with a camp staff member.
 
Wishing you all a safe and healthy winter. We will be counting down the days till summer.
 
All our best,
Your WLC Family

Here is our latest email to Session 1 Parents regarding Vaccinated Staff and Campers:

Dear Parents and Staff,

We are excited to announce that 100% of our staff will be vaccinated this summer! We are still processing how this will effect camp but we wanted to share our pride in the responsible, caring staff we will have on site this summer.

As we process the information we are gathering from the State of NH, the CDC, our weekly calls with the New Hampshire Camp Director Association and personal calls to individual camps, we have decided that pre-arrival testing is no longer necessary for FULLY VACCINATED campers and staff. We are continuing to analyze and discuss the necessity of the Arrival Day and Week 1 tests for VACCINATED campers and staff but have NOT made a decision to change our original policy yet.

We are also happy to announce that campers, vaccinated or not, will NOT have to wear masks this summer when outside! As our program, including mealtimes this summer, is almost completely outdoors, we do not foresee campers having to wear masks for the majority of the summer. Exceptions include when indoors with multiple cohorts (we do not plan to schedule this) and all-camp seated activities such as Council Ring and Password. We are working to make slight changes to these types of activities to allow for mask-less enjoyment.

We are planning and preparing for the possibility of COVID exposure at camp although we do not expect to have to use these plans. We are still taking precautions to ensure our unvaccinated population is completely safe at camp. We continue to require a negative pre-arrival molecular test for unvaccinated campers, as well as an Arrival Day and Week 1 negative test results. We have added ventilation to all our buildings, including solar powered fans to our cabins, to protect the well-being of all campers if we were to face inclement weather. We will also be ensuring our staff does not have the potential to bring COVID into camp and that our program is designed to ensure the lowest rate of transmission, ie. outdoors with a lot of movement!

Although we are not requiring anyone to be vaccinated prior to the start of camp, we know that vaccinated campers and staff that are potentially exposed to COVID at camp will not have to quarantine. This will allow us to continue with our normal program. For campers that are not able to be vaccinated and are potentially exposed to COVID at camp, we will create a complete quarantine schedule which simply separates those campers from the larger population but still allows them to enjoy every aspect of camp.

Please remember that regardless of being vaccinated or not, you MUST complete the Pre-Screening Questionnaire via campdoc.com for the 7 days prior to arrival. In this questionnaire you will have the opportunity to upload your son(s)’s vaccination record.

Please call or email with any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to summer 2021!

Nat and Jessica

Have questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions document we put together for you
or Call 603-569-3698 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


COVID- 19 Website Links:

ACA Camp Operations Guide Summer 2021
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

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