We have not made these changes lightly and we know it will slightly change the overall camp experience. However, the commitment from the MFU Leadership Camp leadership team is to follow safety protocols to keep our campers and staff safe, while still creating the camp experience with all its values and have a ton of fun along the way. We are happy to discuss any individual concerns with parents. If you have questions about our adjusted safety protocols, please reach out to us.
As we continue to work on our COVID-19 Playbook for the summer of 2022 – even amidst all the uncertainty – we are certain of several things. The responsibility for protecting the health of our camp community is a shared responsibility. Campers and families need to take part by making sure precautions are taken before arriving at Camp. MFU will do its part by finding and implementing the best information and practices.
- Camp can operate and do so in a way that promotes and preserves the health of the community.
- Limiting interactions outside your household before Camp, not taking part in high-risk activities in the two weeks prior to the Camp session are the best way to ensure your camper arrives in good health.
- There are proven steps that we can take to reduce the likelihood of any spread during Camp. These include layers of protections and precautions. These include moving activities outdoors whenever possible, operating in smaller cohorts, masking, and distancing. It also includes increased regular hygiene measures.
- Creating a “bubble, cohort or cabin group” can work to reduce risks.
- Camp may look different, but it can and must feel the same!
The other thing that is certain is that each of us have had our own experience with COVID-19. Many of us have had it, some have likely lost loved ones or been on the front line of response. Some of us, no doubt, have had limited personal exposure. What is certain is that, on so many levels, COVID-19 has affected how our children learn, play, connect and progress on the path to becoming a well-adjusted adult.
We remain certain that a MFU Leadership Camp experience can help children move through this time in their lives, not just tread water. The partnership between MFU, campers and parents is vital to making sure we preserve and protect childhood-and put the health and developmental needs of kids first.
If you have read through this document and believe that MFU Camp 2021 is the right fit for your child this summer, registration opens March 1.
Day Camps (Ages 5 – 12)
June 13th – 17th at multiple sites across Minnesota
Northern Elementary Camp (Ages 8 – 11)
June 20th – 24th (Mon-Fri) at MFU Lake Sarah Campground near Erskine, MN
Northern Junior Camp (Ages 11 – 14)
June 27th – July 1st (Mon-Fri) at MFU Lake Sarah Campground near Erskine, MN
Southern Elementary Camp (Ages 8 – 11)
July 11th – 15th (Mon-Fri) at Sibley State Park near New London, MN
Southern Junior Camps (Ages 11 – 14)
July 18th – 22nd (Mon-Fri) at Sibley State Park near New London, MN
Senior High Camp (Ages 14 – 18)
July 24th – 29th (Sun-Fri) at Sibley State Park near New London, MN