Camp Concordia has been intending to operate exactly the same as we did in 2020. Since younger children cannot get the vaccination, the recommendation we have been given by the State of Michigan is to remain in "family cohorts" - which we call a cabin group. Over the last seven summer this is how Camp Concordia has operated anyway. So we are used to excelling as small groups.
This means check-in will remain similar to 2020 as well - meaning that parents and other family members will stay in their car and drop the camper off at the point closest to the cabins on our camp road. Unless the Michigan law changes, you will be greeted at the front gate, sent to the staff person who will ask the "COVID questions" and take the campers temperature, and then move on to "normal" drive through check-in, including: canteen /spending money deposit, normal health history form questions and medications/vitamin check in (if any). Campers are escorted by Camp Concordia staff to their cabins while parents (and other family members) drive off).
Do not be surprised if the Camp Concordia staff is still wearing masks. We will be taking precautions still since we will have campers coming from around Michigan.
Unless we all find out something different, please DO have your campers "isolate" prior to camp to avoid any transmission. But know, that when they get to cap their cabin group will be able to share the week together without masks.
Camp Concordia staff is currently training and getting ready for your children. We are asking them to "isolate" also. This will assure the healthiest situation for your camper this summer.
We are grateful to God for experiencing an enormously successful 2020 and value your prayers for 2021.
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