WHAT IS FAMILY CAMP?

For many years, Family Camp was originally designed with the goal of introducing our youngest potential campers and their families to the magic of Camp. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with many challenges, it also afforded us a unique opportunity in 2021 to pilot a new Family Camp program, for campers of all ages!

Family Camp gives campers the chance to explore camp life in a safe and supportive environment with their parents, caregivers, and/or siblings present. Structured to mimic our main Summer Camp program, Family Camp gives family members the chance to enjoy the outdoors together.

Parents, caregivers, siblings, and campers alike jump into a packed-full schedule for 3 days/2 nights. Together they will experience the adventure course, go horseback riding, swim in the pool, tie-dye t-shirts, hike, and begin learning all of MHKC’s favorite camp songs.

Whether campers are hoping to one day come to Camp independently or families are craving time together away from home, Family Camp is right for you.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND FAMILY CAMP?

Family Camp is open to ALL campers and their families, new and returning, young and adult! Families attending must have no one younger than 5 years of age in attendance and have all members of the family willing to participate in activities.

 

WHEN IS FAMILY CAMP?

For the 2022 summer, Family Camp will be offered twice! Both being  3 days/2 night experience.

  • Family Camp #1: June 12 – 14,, 2022
  • Family Camp #2: June 15 – 17, 2022

 Applications open on March 7, 2022

WHAT DOES FAMILY CAMP COST?

Family Camp typically costs $250 per person. However, it is our goal to make Family Camp affordable and with the help of grants, we are able to bring the registration costs down to $90 per person!

Family Camp 2022 attendees are responsible for a tuition fee of $75 and an enrollment processing fee of $15 per person. This includes 3 days and 2 nights of lodging, meals, and activities.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?

Structured to mimic our main Summer Camp program, Family Camp offers almost all of the same activities!

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Swimming
  • Adventure Course*
  • Horseback Riding*
  • Adaptive Biking*
  • Fishing
  • Recreation

*Maximum Weight Limits: Adventure Course (275 lbs), Horseback Riding (250-300 lbs –horse dependant), Biking (300 lb -bike dependant).

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN DUE TO COVID-19?

MHKC has designed our Camp Programs with COVID-19 safety at the forefront of every decision.

Our Family Camp program operates independently from DHS/ODDS and as a result, masks are not required for this program.  Please note, because Family Camp operates independently from DHS/ODDS, we can and are requiring all staff, counselors, and families to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, as defined by the CDC. All individuals are asked to respect others and continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Each family will be assigned their own room within a living area shared by other families. Families will share designated bathrooms/showers with single stalls located within. All areas of Camp will be specially sanitized using electrostatic sprayers and foggers utilizing Hypochlorous Acid regularly. Throughout the experience, all programming equipment and areas will be sanitized at regular intervals or after each use by our specially trained staff.

For a full list of COVID-19 safety precautions please contact Allan at Allan@mhkc.org.

WHAT DO MEAL TIMES LOOK LIKE?

Meals will be served inside with the option of eating outside, weather permitting. All meals will be served by our trained staff while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes gloves, aprons, and masks. Our camp Chef offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. For more restrictive or further dietary needs, we ask that you bring your own food options. Refrigerators are available and accessible in the dining hall.

  • Please note, though we can accommodate these dietary options, our kitchen is not a certified allergen-free kitchen. Depending on the severity of your allergen reaction, we ask that you bring supplemental food.

WHEN & HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY FAMILY?

Registration opens March 7, 2022, and will be online through our application portal, CampMinder. Family Camp is first-come, first-served.

An application will need to be submitted for each individual family member wishing to attend Family Camp (e.g. if 4 family members are wishing to attend, 4 applications will need to be submitted).

Once you have submitted an application for the first person (camper), return back to your account home page and start the application again, adding the next family member. Continue this step until all family members, who are wishing to attend, have an application submitted.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

If interested or have any further questions, please contact Kayla Plessinger, Programs Director: Kayla@mhkc.org or 971-230-2931 Online Registration opens March 7st, 2022 @ 8:00 am. Space is limited and the number of families is limited.