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Posted Nov 24, 2020

Camp St. Charles is an ACA (American Camp Association) accredited summer camp and retreat center. Being an ACA camp means that we meet standards that exceed those required by our state and we benefit from a wealth of knowledge from other camp programs.  In these COVID times, we are part of a collective effort to plan for safe operations in our 2021 season.  We are thankful for the collective knowledge and experience of the ACA.  The ACA guidelines are a key part of our plans for summer 2021.

Posted Nov 2, 2020

During summer and fall 2020, we operated family camp programs and implemented a layered approach to covid mitigation. Our plan included daily monitoring of staff members, screening of guests upon arrival, additional cleaning and sanitizing of hands and shared equipment, mask wearing and a focus on outdoor activities.  We are pleased to report that we did not have any covid cases related to our family camp activities.

As we look ahead to our 2021 summer season, we are building on our family camp program success to bring our campers back to Camp St. Charles.  We are meeting with camps that operated in 2020 to learn from their experiences and to scale up from our family camping program.  Though many things are fluid at this time, we are committed to the safety of our campers and staff.  We are using guidance from the American Camp Association and from Maryland DHMH to revise our camp day to utilize cohort groups, additional sanitizing, additional handwashing and sanitizing, screening of campers and staff members and more.

We will be sharing updated plans here as they are developed. Thanks for your patience as we navigate these challenging times.

Camp St. Charles had partnered with A+ Travel to provide cancellation insurance options for camp families.  We have worked with A+ for over a decade to provide families with options to protect their tuition investment.  Some families used A+ to have greater cancellation flexibility for conflicts with youth sports or other flexible time lines. There are a number of options available and families are encouraged to consider protecting their camp tuition investment with A+ to have the greatest flexibility regarding the everchanging COVID landscape. Plan options can be found here.