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WLC COVID-19 Update 5

May 22, 2020

 

WLC COVID-19 Update 5

Dear WLC Family,

Here is the latest on what we're working on...

  • We are continuing to think about our options for summer 2020!  In addition to the 4-week option we presented a couple of weeks ago, another option we are thinking is that maybe we could welcome those campers, AND their families, who are working on Woodsman tests to come spend a week at camp. While family members enjoy a camping-like experience, campers would take and pass tests to get closer to becoming a Woodsman. In addition to weekly virtual sessions, our Leaders in Training (LITs) would be onsite for two weeks for Lifeguard and Leadership Training. Governor Sununu's comments regarding resident camps being problematic, although not a final decision on their opening, have given us pause. In the meantime we have received guidelines from the American Camp Association and the CDC. Let's just say they are more onerous and will have a greater effect on the program than we had even dreamed. The health and safety of our campers and staff on site this summer is of paramount importance to us.
  • We still have a Final Payment Due Date of June 15th in the chance that we are able to operate a summer camp schedule. In the event that we have to delay summer camp to 2021, those families that have paid will have the option to receive a full refund, including their deposit, roll their deposit to summer 2021 or donate their deposit to WLC operating costs. Click here for our updated COVID-19 cancellation policy.
  • Thank you to those that joined us for our Re-ZOOM-ions! We are planning future Re-ZOOM-ions and hope that everyone will join again and invite friends that may have missed the call. These are a great opportunity to share memories, pictures and time with your WLC family. 
  • We have cancelled our work weekends but we hope that you and a friend will be able to come up for a day to work at camp. Please let us know if and when you'd like to come help out. Weekdays work better for us but are happy to set you up for a weekend. 

There are a few things we would love for you to be doing while stuck at home...

  • Stay safe, healthy and optimistic!
  • Remember that a community is a community whether in-person or virtual. You're part of our family and we want to connect with you in any way you feel comfortable!
  • Help us ensure our contact information for you is accurate! Our new interns, Nick White and Ryan Alt, will be reaching out to ensure that we have the most updated information in our database for you - please respond to them.
  • If you don't have social media, see our updates on our website under WLC at Home (https://www.wlcamp.org/wlc-at-home.html) and in the announcements on the Homepage.
  • Join us every Wednesday at 4pm EST on Zoom (click this link https://zoom.us/j/98882030619 each week) to play WLC Trivia.
    • Questions are designed for all age groups and include some non-WLC trivia such as sports and music. 
    • Don't be afraid to join, even if you want to keep your camera off and muted. We'd just love to see you participate!
  • Follow us on Instagram @williamlawrencecamp
  • Friend Bill Larry on Facebook (you must have a Facebook account) so you can watch "The Most Interesting Man on the Knoll" updates.
  • Follow the William Lawrence Camp Page on LinkedIn (you must have a LinkedIn account).
  • Consider WLC when you're thinking about charitable contributions. Click here to make an online donation.
  • Please do not remit any further payments for summer 2020 until you receive an update from us. As a reminder, at this time, June 15th is the new final payment due date.
  • Keep day-dreaming about William Lawrence Camp and join us virtually!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

- Your Friends at William Lawrence Camp

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