Summer 2021: Frequently Asked Questions – Camp Harbor View

Summer 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

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Camp Harbor View is opening camp this summer! The health and safety of campers and staff is our top priority and we are working diligently to safely offer in-person summer programs. We’ve assembled this page to provide you with accurate and detailed information on our decisions and plans for the summer of 2021. We’ll continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

Will Camp Harbor View operate at full capacity?

Unfortunately, no. Due to COVID-19, we will be operating at approximately 40% capacity. We plan to have about 150 young people on the island every day, in addition to 40 staff. This decision was made in consultation with public health experts. Your campers’ health and safety are top priorities.

What precautions are Camp Harbor View taking to ensure the safety of campers and staff?

We are working closely with an environmental safety and engineering firm. They have worked with dozens of camps and school districts to put in place the proper protocols around COVID-19. You can learn more about their work by clicking here. For details about the precautions we will be taking at camp this summer, please review our COVID-19 policy overview developed in consultation with public health experts.

When will camp be in session?

We are offering four 2-week sessions this summer, beginning June 28th. The camp day, inclusive of morning and evening bus pick-ups and drop offs, will look the same (approximately 7:30 AM – 5:00PM). If your child is admitted to camp, you will receive much more information about the daily schedule and logistics. Due to our reduced capacity, and in order to serve as many young people as possible, we are moving to this two-week model for summer 2021.

How will staff be prepared to safely care for my child this summer?

Staff will go through extensive training prior to the start of camp around COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Furthermore, Camp Harbor View will have a COVID-19 safety team on the island, which will include a dedicated team of staff members who are specifically focused on ensuring that COVID-19 protocols and procedures are followed.

What will the camp experience look like this year?

Like many things in our world right now, camp will look a little different. This will mean enforcing similar requirements to schools that are opening, including but not limited to: social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, and regular symptom checks. We are also exploring options around testing for both campers and staff. We are actively working on these plans as guidelines become available from the city and state. Most importantly, we are working to ensure that our programs remain fun, engaging, and take advantage of all that our beautiful campus has to offer campers.

Will preference be provided to my child if they have previously attended Camp Harbor View?

Unfortunately, not this year. Again, due to anticipated high demand every camper will be entered into the lottery system.

Last summer you offered online programs, will this be the case again?

Yes. We will be offering free, online access to activities. These will be online videos that guide young people through fun, at-home activities. For young people that are not admitted to camp, we will also be offering supply kits.

What if I have a question not answered on this page?

We know that this is a lot of information. We will continue to do our best to ensure that you have all of the facts you need to make informed decisions for your child this summer. If you have a question not answered on this FAQ page, please review our 2021 Family Handbook for additional camp information or send us an email and our team will do our best to address your question.

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