March 18, 2020

Hello Awakening Families and Friends,

How are YOU doing? 

If you’re anything like us, you are feeling pretty overwhelmed and worried by all that is happening in the world at the moment.  We wanted to check in and let you know we are thinking of you - and thinking positive thoughts about Camp Awakening’s 38th season.

Health & Wellness Is Our Top Priority

With the start of camp still months away, it is impossible to predict the impact of COVID-19 on camp programs for this summer, but we are closely monitoring the situation and are being guided by public health officials across several jurisdictions.

This includes the Health Protection and Promotion Act for Recreational Camps; the Public Health guidance for schools (K-12) and childcare programs (COVID-19); the best practices recommended by the Ontario Camps Association, of which we are an accredited camp; and by the protocols and practices of Toronto Public Health, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s Not All Bad - Virtual Fun Coming Soon!

Assistant Director Andy and I are working remotely for the time being.  As camp people who love being social and love our camp community, this is tough and we bet a lot of you are feeling the same way.

So, in the next few weeks with campers out of school and parents looking for a break, we hope to launch a series of online gatherings via Zoom (a free online video conferencing tool) and a special edition of The Paddler camper newsletter packed with resources.  Stay tuned…

The Awakening community is strong, thoughtful and supportive, even when we’re not together in person.  Sending hugs, handshakes, and high fives to all of you.

Keep Paddling!

Tracy Morley
Executive Director