October 1, 2020
On May 18, 2020, Camp O-AT-KA made the difficult decision and announcement to suspend all youth programs for summer 2020 due to the pandemic and COVID-19. The decision was painful for everyone, but as hard as it was, we are confident it was the right and necessary decision. The health and safety of our campers and camp community is our top priority, always. We vow to remain committed to safety and providing a true camp experience.
All children enrolled in a camp program for 2020 were guaranteed a spot to return in 2021. Many in our camp family are being extraordinarily generous right now – a true testament to how important O-AT-KA is to so many. As you likely know, but may not often consider, we work year-round to ensure that summer is happy, healthy and safe. Camp O-AT-KA’s income is primarily the tuition paid by families. We are a non-profit organization and all programs are possible because of those that care so deeply. O-AT-KA will return for a fantastic summer in 2021 and continue our traditions for decades to come.
We know that COVID-19 isn’t going away (at least anytime soon). We know that we have learned a lot throughout the course of the year and from the Maine camps that did choose to open their doors for the summer 2020 season. We learned what worked and what maybe didn’t work. We also know a lot more about the virus, how it is spread and how to take necessary precautions against further spread. Because of that, there is less fear and uncertainty. We are 100% committed to the safety and health of our camp community and to delivering the full camp experience and all that it has to offer. We are developing our own pandemic-approved plan that will be ready for summer 2021.
Registration for summer 2021 is open! Given the loss of camp in 2020, we have many more boys already registered than we typically do this time of year. We are encouraging early enrollment for all existing and new families as we anticipate a full camp in 2021. Due to COVID-19, all registrations are risk and worry free and are 100% refundable if needed.
If you have questions about camp and summer 2021, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us ay (207) 787-3401.
Best Wishes and Be Well,
The Leadership Staff