Wakeshma Campers and Parents,

We hope you and your families are healthy and safe at home. 

After much deliberation and thought, it is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Camp Wakeshma, and its board of directors, has decided to cancel all weeks of Camp for the summer of 2020 due to COVID-19.  

The decision to cancel all nine weeks was incredibly difficult, and we did not take it lightly. We know how much campers look forward to Camp every year.  We have been following guidance from the American Camp Association (ACA), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), state licensing, and local health departments to help make this difficult decision. Providing a safe environment for campers, families, and staff remains our number one priority and was the biggest deciding factor behind the decision to stay closed for the 2020 Camp Season. While we will deeply miss seeing our campers this summer, we cannot wait to create new memories together in our future.

Options to Consider:

You have two options to consider for the registration fee you paid for this summer.

Option #1: Carry over your registration to 2021. This will secure your spot for next year, for the same camp for which you are currently registered. A tentative 2021 Summer Schedule can be referenced below. 

Option #2: Receive a full refund, without a cancellation fee.

Next Steps:

Inserted in this email is a link to a Google Form you will need to fill out and submit. Please fill out one for each child registered for 2020.  Submitting this form will help in expediting the refunds and will also help us gather some information we need for 15 year olds who are interested in working at Camp in the future.

We ask that you please fill out this form before May 18, 2020.  

Google Form Link: 2020 COVID Camp Refund Form

Beginning May 18, we will cancel everyone’s 2020 Camp Session in the Ultra Camp system and will either carry your camper fees over to 2021 and enroll your child in the same camp, or process a full refund to you. Please do not cancel your own camp through your account in UltraCamp as it will be easier for us to cancel them from our side of the program.  If you do not submit a Google Form, we will assume you want to carry over your registration to 2021. 

Tentative 2021 Summer Schedule

Band Camp June 13-19

Coed 1 June 20-26

Coed 2 June 27-July 3

Juniors July 7-10

Coed 3 July 11-17

Coed 4 July 18-24

Coed 5 July 25-31

Coed 6 August 1-7

Coed 7 August 8-13

We understand how disappointing it will be for your camper to comprehend a summer without Camp Wakeshma. Please remind them of the lyrics from “Ol’ Wakeshma,” a song we sing as we close each week: “That you belong to Camp Wakeshma and Wakeshma belongs to YOU.” Wakeshma will be patiently waiting for our campers to return when it is safe. We appreciate your support, patience, and understanding as we work through these challenging times. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Be well, and be safe. 

Todd Schierbeek,

Executive Director

Camp Wakeshma