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Camp Wing Day Camp Summer 2020 Plans
We are very sorry to share the news that we will not be able to offer in-person camp this summer. This has been an incredibly difficult decision and is based on two considerations. The first is the health and safety of your children. Day camps were recently classified by the state as being cleared to open during Phase 2, but the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) has not yet published regulations. However, the emerging guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Camp Association (ACA) pertaining to social distancing, use of common space, hygiene and sanitation, and required PPE/safety equipment, presents prohibitive obstacles to the implementation of our programs.
The second consideration is whether we could actually provide the summer camp experience that your children deserve and upon which Crossroads prides itself. Quite simply, the activities and adventures that your children love—dragon canoes, swimming, arts & crafts, team sports—cannot be meaningfully experienced wearing masks from a distance of six feet.
Ultimately, out of deep respect and concern for all members of our community, we cannot compromise the safety of our campers or staff—nor take chances on others’ health in the homes and neighborhoods where they return each evening. The reality is that the known risks loom large, and the unknown risks even larger.
As a mission-based organization, we take very seriously our responsibility to others and to the larger society. We know that many families are facing significant childcare challenges and are seeking high quality experiences for their children in the face of prolonged restrictions and limited options. To address these needs, Camp Wing Day Camp will offer three, 2-week virtual camp sessions, from July 6–August 14, 2020. Our staff—including some of the counselors your children have come to know and love—will offer up to three hours of innovative and engaging programs each day, via an online platform. You will find additional information about content and registration in the FAQ’s below. There will be no charge for this programming, but we are requesting that families consider making a $50 contribution each session to help underwrite basic expenses.
Thank you for understanding the difficult decision to pivot to “virtual summer camp” this year. We know that you count on us to play an important role in your children’s lives, and we will work diligently to provide them with joyful, fun, friend-filled experiences this summer. It may look and feel different, but we know that we can keep the magic alive until better days arrive.
Camp Wing Day Camp Summer 2020 FAQ’s
Will there be Camp Wing Day Camp this summer?
There will be no in-person programs at Crossroads this summer. We will instead offer online camp for all participants, with up to three hours of fun, innovative, and engaging programming led by our dynamic counselors.
Why are you cancelling?
The health and safety of your children and our staff are our top priority. Based on the guidance we have received from the CDC and American Camp Association, we have determined that it is simply not possible to meet all of the directives required for safe operation during the pandemic.
What are the health and safety concerns?
In order to reduce the likelihood of infection and spread of COVID-19 within and beyond camps, the CDC has issued strict regulations pertaining to social distancing, use of common space, hygiene and sanitation, and required PPE/safety equipment. There are also significant concerns about attending to specific, pre-existing health issues that some children may present.
What are the dates and times for the online summer camp programs?
The staff of Camp Wing Day Camp will provide fun and engaging programs from 10am to 1pm, Monday through Friday. Session dates are as follows:
- Session A: Mon, Jun 6 to Fri, Jul 17
- Session B: Mon, Jul 20 to Fri, Jul 31
- Session C: Mon, Aug 3 to Fri, Aug 14
Will the online programming be at a consistent time each day?
Yes, programming will take place from 10am to 1pm.
What will be the content of the online summer programs?
The team is developing age-appropriate, fun, and highly engaging content. Offerings will include arts & crafts, physical fitness, exploration and discovery challenges, special guests, and innovative new takes on traditional camp activities. Children will be grouped by age.
How do I register for the Camp Wing Day Camp online program?
Login to your CampInTouch account, select Camper Application, select ‘2020 Season’ and select the session(s) that you would like to enroll in. Please complete the full Application and click submit. There is also a permission form in the ‘Forms & Documents’ section that you will need to complete.
Is there a fee for Crossroads’ online summer camp programs?
There is no fee required, but we are suggesting a contribution of $50 per session to underwrite the cost of staff. Families can make this contribution at the time of registration on your CampInTouch account.
What is the deadline to register for Crossroads’ online summer camp programs?
Please register for summer sessions by Monday, June 15, 2020
Will I be refunded for summer camp fees paid to date?
Crossroads will fully refund all 2020 payments to date. If you wish to roll over your balance from 2020 into 2021, please login to your CampInTouch account, click ‘Forms & Documents’ and complete the ‘Summer 2020 Balance Carry Over’ form before June 5. Crossroads will process all refunds between June 5 and June 30.
Will there be an LIT program this year?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer our Leaders in Training program this summer.
Information for our typical in-person Day Camp
Camp Wing Day Camp provides engaging activities in a variety of program areas for youth aged 5 to 16. With the guidance of our trained and supportive staff, campers explore their interests and build skills through instructional swim lessons, sports and games, team building with peers, archery, creative arts, and adventure activities including climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and ropes courses. Through their experiences at Camp Wing, campers build confidence and self-esteem, while developing their interpersonal and collaboration skills.
Camp Wing Day Camp Program Options
Serving campers who are entering kindergarten at the end of summer, and who are currently in Kindergarten.
Younger campers participate in smaller group activities throughout the day to offer them the additional support and supervision that they might need. Grove campers enjoy specialized activities geared toward kindergarten and first grade age groups.
Serving campers completing 1-7 grade.
We offer an exciting variety of activities throughout the day. Our co-ed groups are coordinated by age, so activities can be tailored to meet the needs of all campers. The camp has three divisions: Forest, Ocean, and Jungle. Within the divisions, small groups of campers follow a pre-established, well-rounded daily schedule which offers the opportunity to try a variety of activities during the camp session. There’s also a chance each day for campers to select, with guidance from their counselor, a group choice activity period.
Leaders in Training
A leadership program for campers completing 8-10 grade.
The Leaders in Training (LIT) program offers opportunities for teens to mentor younger campers through helping counselors and learning to run activities. The LIT program also includes programming designed to engage teens.
For participants completing 10th or 11th grade and who are interested in working at camp (age restrictions apply).
ServiceCorps members are teens who have demonstrated strong leadership skills as well as a strong desire to work at camp. Campers complete a Crossroads Staff Application and traditional interview process and serve as ‘Junior Counselors’ throughout the summer. ServiceCorps are paired with full counselors and work on various activities.
Email : amyd@crossroadsMA.org
Phone : 617-766-5179