WeHaKee and COVID-19
First of all, we hope you, your family, and friends are safe and remain healthy in this time of uncertainty during COVID-19. Our prayers are with all those who have been and will be impacted by the current health crisis around the world. Our sincere hope is that the impact will subside soon and we all can get on with working, learning. and enjoying life to its fullest.
At WeHaKee Camp for Girls, we have been monitoring the situation to ensure our response is thoughtful and appropriate. As such, we have chosen to make changes to our WeHaKee Welcome Tour, canceling events in Phoenix AZ, New Orleans LA, Mobile & Opelika AL, and Aurora, IL. Although we were truly looking forward to seeing old and new friends in each of these areas, we have elected to heed the guidance of increasing our social distance – a concept that is quite foreign and challenging to those of us in the camping community.
We recognize and acknowledge that people, including parents and families of our campers and prospective campers, have concerns about the COVID-19 situation that is currently evolving. At this time, COVID-19 poses no immediate threat to Camp WeHaKee, but we are staying vigilant to potential changes that may occur.
We are reviewing our health and sanitation procedures to ensure they can continue to provide necessary protections to enhance the safety and well-being of the members of the WeHaKee community. Although we have successfully managed past health issues (such as H1N1, SARS, etc.) with no cases entering or occurring at camp, we recognize this situation may be different. We stand ready to make necessary adjustments as they become available and warranted to further increase the effectiveness of our health care at WeHaKee.
- We will review our camp-wide sanitation procedures and protocols, including the increase of sanitizing and disinfecting community contact points such as washbasins and related surfaces, door handles, shower, and toilet areas, etc.
- We will be reviewing our health procedures and protocols to further ensure our campers arrive healthy, remain healthy, and receive appropriate care if and when necessary.
It is important to remember that WeHaKee Camp for Girls is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and has met and consistently exceeded the nearly 300 standards put forth by the ACA. In addition, the ACA has been proactive in providing specific information, guidelines, and resources for camps to appropriately and effectively manage the current COVID-19 crisis.
At this time, WeHaKee Camp for Girls intends to operate this summer. Our current cancellation policy remains in effect (click HERE for details). Our online registration service provider does offer an optional Camper Protection Plan for an additional charge (WeHaKee does not manage nor do we receive any compensation for this service). This can be added prior to a camper’s arrival at camp. Click HERE for more details.
We know that this situation is fluid and changes are occurring hourly. If changes impact Camp WeHaKee, its programs, and/or its participants, we will provide necessary updates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time.