June 26, 2021
June 23, 2021
June 18, 2021
If you read just one email please let this be the one!?!? This is primarily focused on those campers arriving next Saturday, June 26. We are so pumped to get going up here, but want to be sure everyone is on the same page with regard to arrival times, bus trip, testing, vaccinations, camper clothing, and masks.
Additionally, with one week before the start of camp please help us by allowing your son to participate in low risk behaviors for the next eight days! This will help us all to have a safe and enjoyable summer.
While the Parent Handbook has a lot of information to help you and your son prepare for camp, please be sure you read and understand all the updates that have been sent in the past few months leading up to the start of camp. The most recent and pertinent information has been sent out regularly in the updates.
*****Your son will not be allowed to attend camp if you do not follow the correct testing protocols alluded to in the updates*****
Testing – (lf your son is fully vaccinated 14 days prior to arrival or has had COVID-19 in the last 90 days you can skip this section)
1. AT HOME COVID-19 TESTING needs to be scheduled on your own. Please plan ahead looking at next week. This must be a PCR test and ideally scheduled for this Wednesday, June 23.
A google form will be distributed next week for you to upload a picture of the negative PCR test results for your son.
No unvaccinated camper will be allowed to come to camp without proof of a negative PCR test result 36 – 72 hours prior to arrival.
2. ON CAMPUS COVID-19 TESTING will take place on day 1 (June 26) and day 5 (July 1) of each session for non vaccinated campers. You should have received and email this past Tuesday, June 15 with instructions to register your son for on campus testing. The email came from firstname.lastname@example.org
*****The day 1 test will be done upon arrival for all campers*****
Bus Trips –
1. There have been a large number of last minute changes adding to and deleting from the bus trip to camp. If you have registered for the bus you can put your trunk under the bus. Some people have chosen to ship their trunks up prior to camp and that is fine too. The information about timing and location of the Bus Trip is accurate in the Parent Handbook. 3 buses will pick up at Haverford School and come to camp. 1 bus will pick up from Grover Cleveland Rest stop and head to Darien rest stop and then to camp.
2. The buses are full. Lists and pickup locations are attached to this email.
3. A specific, more detailed, email discussing the bus trip will come out next week.
4. There will be buses home on July 10, 20 and August 15. This is new for Tecumseh, and we are pivoting on the fly here so please give us some time to arrange sign ups and timing for these trips. They will drop off at the same locations as pickup and the first stops will not be until the afternoon at the earliest.
Camper Cloting –
Any apparel ordered at registration will be at camp when you son arrives with his name on it in permanent marker.
Arrival Times and Dropoff Procedures –
Please adhere to the following dropoff times for your boys so that we can properly organize our incredibly busy first day of camp. If flights, brothers that are different ages or any other unforeseen travel issues do not allow this we can make it work. Thank you for sticking to the following drop-off times if possible:
11 years old and younger 1pm – 2:30pm on Saturday, June 26.
12 years old and older 2:30pm – 4pm on Saturday, June 26
Parents dropping off campers will be asked to park in designated areas and staff will help with trunks and equipment. We are not allowing visitors on campus. You may, of course, get out of your car to give your son a hug! Please drive slowly and carefully on campus. Thank you for your help with a quick and efficient drop off routine.
We will wear masks (or gaiters) in designated areas, as a team, for the first 5 days of each session. This will be regardless of vaccination status. Masks only have to be worn when in the trunk room(locker area), lodge, when not at their table in the dining hall, and when we are in a large group gathering of any kind. We simply ask them to pull the gaiter up over their mouth and nose at these times. This is a relatively short period of time and a small list of places. Thank you for prepping your son for this.
We ask that all campers, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks or a gaiter for the bus ride to camp.
We ask that campers being dropped off arrive with a mask or gaiter, and wear it for the first few hours until after our first meeting where we lay out the groundrules.
They can bring their own, or we also have plenty of gaiters for them to wear while here.
Campers or counselors may certainly wear masks at any time while here if that makes them more comfortable.
Finally, please know that your son is about to have an amazing experience. However, that might come with some sadness and angst. It may start in the next few days, it may start next Saturday morning. Whenever it is, he will get through it. So many of our counselors are former campers that dealt with homesickness, bed wetting, losing a huge sports event and have gotten through these times and become stronger for it. Please have your son arrive with an understanding that things may not always go his way, but that it’s ok to lose, or be uncomfortable and even to make mistakes. Everyone is here to support him, and we’re going to have an awesome summer together!
June 10, 2021
I apologize for so many emails, but they are all relevant and important for us to have a safe summer together:
1. June installments will be charged over the course of the next few days. If you have not already done so please reach out to Lynn Fiske (email@example.com) if you need to change your card on file.
3. COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Google Form. Thank you to the half of you that completed it, the other half….. Please complete as soon as possible!!!
4. Two popular topics heading into this summer have been shipping trunks to camp and bed wetting (no, you and your son are not alone!!!).
A new company called, Ship camps, has been very helpful to a lot of our families. Their prices are half the cost of UPS and FedEx.
Several families are using a nasal spray that their boys are taking at night before bed and it has done a terrific job in keeping boys dry! Please ask your doctor about it.
5. VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE PLANS AHEAD FOR THEIR SON’S TEST BEFORE CAMP (if not vaccinated).
VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE REGISTERS THEIR SON TO BE TESTED ON DAY 1 and DAY 5 OF CAMP. (If not vaccinated)
Information will be out next week about the testing process run by Genetworx
I love hearing from so many of you telling me how excited your boys are to get here. That excitement is shared by me and the entire staff up here. We are extremely busy getting things ready, but please continue to reach out with any issues. It’s going to be an amazing summer. See you soon.
June 9, 2021
June 7, 2021
Please read our 2021 Parent Handbook. There is a lot of information in here and it can answer a lot of questions leading up to the start of each session.
Given this crazy year, there is also some incomplete and unnecessary information because of restrictions we have in place. Please reach out if anything is confusing and know that we will take care of it.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, please stay informed and take action when necessary regarding updates as we lead to the start of camp. All updates are posted to our website and you should expect a few this week regarding testing and vaccinations that need action from parents.
I just arrived in New Hampshire yesterday and the place looks incredible! I can’t wait for summer to be in full swing with all of your boys up here.
Thank you for your tremendous support!
June 1, 2021
May 28, 2021
May 12, 2021
|Dear Camp Tecumseh,
Please read the body and attachment to this email with equal focus. The body will help you (and your boys) understand how awesome this summer at Tecumseh will be, and the attachment will be your guide to partnering with Camp Tecumseh to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
****Our Camp program this summer will be amazing****
In addition to our awesome regular camp days, please share the below highlights with your boys!
We still have a few spots left in certain age groups and sessions. Please let friends and family know!
Thank you for taking equal care in reading the attached plan for Camp’s safe operation this summer.
The health and safety of Camp Tecumseh campers and staff is of paramount importance and has been the driving force behind the extensive planning efforts for the Summer 2021 Camp Tecumseh season. In addition to the planning process aimed at ensuring a healthy and safe camp experience, our COVID-19 Task Force members and the entire Board of Directors have made it a priority to reduce the likelihood that any Camp-related COVID infection may have on the broader Lakes Region community. This is both a medical, and, we believe, a moral imperative and is aligned with the long-held values of Camp Tecumseh. As the late Jim Fraser said of Camp Tecumseh “We do hard things at Camp Tecumseh, and we do them with class.” The Board of Directors, the COVID-19 Task Force, our staff, and our many planning partners have made every effort to ensure that your son, our staff, and the Lakes Region community are able to enjoy a safe, healthy, and worthwhile summer experience. We are honored that you place your trust in Camp Tecumseh and we need your help to make this work!
Below is an outline of how we currently see the Universal Best Practice for Summer Camps in New Hampshire meshing with Camp Tecumseh’s plan for an amazing summer!
These guidelines are manageable, and we will make this work together. Thank you for your help!
*******Fully vaccinated or positive in last 90 days******
These situations give us a high degree of confidence in severely decreasing potential spread of the virus at camp, but they do not completely eliminate it. For this reason, we ask that everyone follow the same set of guidelines. In a future communication we will ask for notification if your child has been fully vaccinated or tested positive in the last 90 days.
***Bus rides home will be available this summer on July 20 and August 15. Information coming soon***
We strongly recommend bringing your boys to camp or having them on the bus. If anyone is in need of airport pick-up please reach out to Paul Poiesz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Doug Knight (email@example.com). We can set you up with reliable and safe car services.
The past year has been incredibly difficult on us all, but there is clearly a light at the end of the tunnel. Our summer together will bring everyone at camp significantly closer to that light. With everyone’s help we will make this summer one of the most memorable in Camp Tecumseh’s incredible history. Thank you for being a part of it!
April 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
We are actively working to open registration at this time. With so much changing every day Camp Tecumseh is diligently planning a registration model that will fit several different scenarios for the 2021 summer. We are committed to opening and being together at the lake this summer!
2021 Camp Dates are set: Saturday, June 26 – Sunday, August 15
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