Night Eagle Will Be Open This Summer 2022!

                                                             A letter to our Night Eagle Family

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April 15, 2022

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. 

All travel, business operations, and event gathering COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted by the governor or Vermont! That is reason to celebrate, but because we have campers coming to Night Eagle from around the country, we will continue to ask families to follow the modified Night Eagle's modified COVID-19 Protocol prior to coming to camp.

 

While we were excited to be one of only two boys’ camps in Vermont that opened in 2020, our priority has always been to do whatever is necessary to protect the health and safety of our campers and staff. So this summer we have updated our protocol.

 

While COVID has run its course, we have learned that many of the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for prevention of Corvid-19 have always been part of our standard operating procedures at Night Eagle and will continue to be so:

  • We wash our hands regularly before all meals and after using the Maxwell Houses.

  • We maintain the integrity of our community by not allowing visitors during the summer.

  • We close and lock our camp gate to deter people from wandering into camp uninvited.

  • We eat balanced meals designed by a certified dietician and we get plenty of exercise and sleep.

  • We clean and disinfect the food shelter, counters, and serving tables before and after meals.

  • We have everything in camp, including our water source, inspected each summer by an official from the Vermont Department of Health who consistently scores us in the 90’s.

  • Our staff arrives a week before the campers to learn how to be great counselors.

 

So how will Night Eagle be different this summer? 

  • We have a Communicable Disease Plan in place based on information from the CDC, the ACA/YMCA Guidelines for Summer Camps, and the State of Vermont Department of Health Guidelines for Re-opening Summer Camps.

  • During Staff Week, the staff will be trained on what they need to do to prepare the COVID-19. We will emphasize good hand washing and cough etiquette during Staff Training and teach symptoms of illness and methods of transmission.

  • Parents will submit a pre-camp screening form when campers arrive.

  • Campers will be met at the front gate when they arrive, be screened by an EMT, and walk into camp with the counselors. Once campers arrive in camp, Nurse Trudy will do a complete screening.

  • Social distancing will be in effect, but that won’t be difficult on 140 acres. 

  • We will not require our campers to be vaccinated or to wear masks in order to enjoy the outdoors. Those decisions will be made by the parents of our campers.

 

We know that Night Eagle plays a vital role in the lives of your sons, and we are thankful that you allow us to be part of their growth. Now more than ever, we remain committed to supporting you and your family because we feel that summer camp has never been more important than it will be this summer. Boys need a break from technology, a refuge to escape the worries of the outside world, and a chance to play in the woods among friends as they deeply connect with Nature. 

 

We hope your son can join us as we strive to provide the kind of experience that boys desperately need and deserve!

Stay Safe and Think Summer!

Bruce

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