Thursday, August 19 - Monday, August 23
二期 (SESSION 2)
Thursday, August 26 - Monday, August 30
What will the day look like?
Families will travel as a unit throughout the day. Children will be supervised by their parents. We will be offering
3 meals per day in our spacious Dining Hall or outside at picnic tables next to our Dining Hall. Box lunches will be available (with sign up) so families can take advantage of outings to the beaches on the NH & ME coasts and White
Mountain forest for which our area is renowned. We have compiled a good list of local day trips where you can safely social distance in the great NH & ME outdoors on our website at: https://www.campbirchmont.com/the-birchmont-experience/come-visit.php.
Our lake, fields, courts, driving range, and trails will be open for enjoyment of activities. Our waterfront will be open and staffed with our waterfront personnel daily. The orchard is a great spot for wild blackberry picking, and wildlife sightings. Nightly campfires with s’mores will be available at selected locations throughout camp, with social distancing strongly encouraged outside of individual families. We also recommend ending each evening with a firefly hunt followed by stargazing into some of the clearest night skies in the lower 48.
What activities will be offered?
Our waterfront is a magnificent spot to enjoy a summers’ day! Enjoy swimming in a beautiful Class A lake, play on
our giant inflatable slide, go kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing, tubing and water skiing! Please note all
deep water activities will require life jackets provided by camp.
*Please note, all deep-water activities will require life jackets which will be sanitized and assigned to each person for the week.
• Arts & Crafts
• Hill Top Gym
• Yoga Studio
• Baggo (aka Corn Hole)
• Golf Range
• Scenic Lake Wentworth Cruises
• Ping Pong
• Can Jam
• Nightly Camp Fires and S’mores
• Spike Ball
• GaGaWhat are the accommodations like?
All of our cabins are equipped with their own private bathrooms, plenty of screened windows for fresh mountain air, and counselor rooms to allow for separate sleeping quarters for parents and children within the same cabin. Cabins will be equipped with camp beds, dressers, minifridges and of course we have plenty of ice for your cooler. We will ask each family to please provide their own linens (or sleeping bags), pillows and towels.
How will meals work?
Our Dining Hall is vast; therefore, we can accommodate socially distanced meals by tables. We will also offer outside dining on our picnic tables. Disposable plates and utensils are available. Tables will be sanitized and disinfected before and after each meal. We will adhere to a bell schedule for mealtimes as we do during our camp summer. The first bell you will hear means 15 minutes until meal time, and the next bell you hear will signal the start of meal services. Please share with us and our chef any allergies and special dietary needs prior to your arrival at camp.
Can I bring SNACKS & BEVERAGES?
Yes. Families are welcome to bring some snacks and drinks. Due to allergies, we ask that you remember we are a NUT-SAFE campus and ask you to avoid bringing nut products to camp if possible. Please bring an air-tight container to store your goodies, and throw in a bottle opener and drink cups. We will provide fresh ice as needed.
What health measures does my family have to take prior to attending camp?
At this time it is too early for us to give you specific information. Due to the COVID-19 protocols changing routinely, the introduction of vaccines, variable regional infection rates and ever changing State guidelines, we will be in touch with you a couple of weeks prior to your visit. We will be sure that you have ample time to adhere to any current protocols. Needless to say, we will follow the best practices available to insure a safe and healthy environment at camp!
How do you handle health emergencies?
In addition to having certified first aid staff on grounds, we are in the fortunate position of having Huggins Hospital approximately10 minutes from our gate, and White Mountain Urgent Care Center also just 10 minutes away. In the unlikely event of a medical situation requiring diagnostic or immediate attention, either health care facility is easily
Accessible. Families should pack and be ready to administer their own medicines, and prescriptions (including inhalers, Epipens, etc.) as well as basic First Aid (band-aids, Tylenol, Tweezers, Benadryl). Additionally, we will have First Aid Kits at our Waterfront Area and Office.
Will there be wi-fi if needed for work?
Yes. There will be Wi-Fi available at several locations at camp. Additionally, we have excellent cell service on our campgrounds. It will be strange for us to see cell phones at camp, but we will adjust.
Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately, we can not accept pets at camp. There is a wonderful boarding house nearby called Puddleby On the Hill where we have boarded our family pets when needed which we highly recommend.
Can my family and I leave the property?
Yes! We are in a great part of New Hampshire, with coastal towns and beaches along the Maine and NH seacoast, and the White Mountain National Forest all within reach. Many people also take advantage of our Rail Trail, for a quiet scenic walk or bike ride to town (bring your own bikes). Here’s a link to our website (https://www.campbirchmont.com/the-birchmont-experience/come-visit.php) which will give you a few of the day trips that might interest you.
What are the cleaning protocols at camp?
All cabins will be cleaned and sanitized between Family Camp weeks. Birchmont will provide cleaning supplies for your use during your stay. We will have restrooms open down at the waterfront, and up by the Dining Hall. These bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout the day. We Hope you can escape to camp for a little while this summer; we are happy and excited to share our beautiful birchmont with You!