Dear Camp Shomria Community,
First, we’d like to thank you for your patience as we work to figure out Summer 2021. Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo announced that New York summer camps will open, and we are so excited to welcome you all back to Shomria. In the meantime our staff and Board of Directors, in consultation with several Medical Professionals, have been working diligently to ensure that this summer opens safely and successfully.
After deep consideration, we have reached the conclusion that this summer can only have one arrival day (July 4), and we will extend First Session by one week (until August 1). Anyone registered for Second Session will have the opportunity to switch to First Session (now Full Summer), and anyone already registered for a Full Summer will receive a refund on weeks 5+6.
This means no campers will be arriving on or after July 25.
For those already registered for this summer, please expect a phone call over the next few days to discuss further and answer any questions you may have. For those who have not yet registered, you can find updated rates+dates on our website.
We would like to take this opportunity to explain some of our considerations:
- For safety reasons, we want to minimize the number of transition days. This means we will have only one arrival day, and not add new campers after that.
- We want to make sure that our campers and staff both have an amazing experience throughout the summer.
Please keep an eye out for more updates and detailed explanations as we send them out. We have a Medical Advisory Committee, and plan to release our full summer guidelines in the next month (subject to future changes in CDC guidelines).
We understand that for many, this may come as a surprise or a disappointment. This decision is solely due to Covid reasons, and we hope to return to 6 weeks next summer. In the meantime, we highly encourage you to sign up for 4 weeks of jam-packed fun!
Thank you for trusting us to make a decision that ensures the physical and emotional safety of your children. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shomria come July.