Dear West End House Camp Parents,
Here is the latest update on how we are planning a safe and fun summer.
We continue to monitor guidance from the State of Maine and the CDC to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in camp. Our protocols have been made in conjunction with our COVID-19/Health & Safety Committee, and we appreciate the expertise they have offered.
Please keep in mind, even though the country’s COVID cases are trending downward, and we are taking extra steps before camp and at arrival to reduce the risk, there is a possibility that we’ll see a case of COVID-19 at camp. We need your help to minimize these risks!
- For these next two weeks leading up to camp, please be cautious and engage in low-risk activities. Please avoid crowded areas, especially indoors, and limit your exposure to large groups as much as you can.
- Testing-All campers (no exceptions) are required to arrive at camp with a negative PCR test result. Please take the test 4-5 days before camp, on either Tuesday 6/22 or Wednesday 6/23. Here are some resources if you live in Massachusetts or Maine to find PCR testing sites near you.
Arrival to Camp:
- There are no buses going to camp this year. Parents will drive their camper(s) to Maine on Sunday 6/27. Please contact Ryan Wilensky if you need support getting your son to camp.
- A schedule with your designated arrival time will be emailed to you shortly (brothers will generally arrive at the time slot of the youngest brother). Please help us by arriving at your designated time! In general, these are the windows to arrive in Maine:
|12:30 – 2:00pm||14 & 15|
|2:00 – 3:30pm||12 & 13|
|3:30 – 4:30pm||10 & 11|
|4:30 – 5:00pm||7, 8, & 9|
- Upon arrival to camp at your dedicated time, please drive up the hill, past the main entrance, to the ballfields for Rapid Testing and screening. We’ll follow this plan.
- Please remember these important items:
- Bring lunch
- We’ll have very limited restroom access at camp to maintain our distancing/bubble. Please use the restroom before you arrive at camp. The last restroom before camp coming from Massachusetts is at Lakeside Market in East Waterboro (20 minutes from camp) or the Sokokis Lookout in Limerick just beyond Limerick Center. From Maine is Walgreen’s in Cornish, ME.
- If your son has any illness symptoms, please don’t bring him to camp! Call us to discuss the options at 207-625-9365.
- On day 5, all campers will be given a PCR test.
- Once all results are negative, we can begin relaxing the restrictions and begin to get back to normal camp operations.
- We have tests available on site, quarantine protocols, and an isolation area if any camper or staff becomes symptomatic.
- Some masking will be necessary (masks are provided by camp), and we look forward to removing as many restrictions as we can! Your bunk is your family, so no masking is required when with your bunk.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!