NO CAMPS in 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
Sad Announcement regarding Spirit Hollow summer camps.
Given that we’d have to follow strigent guidelines from the State of Vermont: practice social distancing, take temperatures, have signage, constantly sanitize everything and mostly that we’d have to have all campers and staff masked for the whole day (following state guidelines), we have decided it’s not really feasible to run camps.
This makes us very sad, but we don’t really see how to do the kinds of connected, team-based camps we offer under such stringent restrictions.
Here’s a little caveat: If somehow the guidelines change in the next few weeks, we might possibly reevaluate. But for now, we have to say no camps. 😞
(Ages 7 – 12) June 29 – July 3, 2020
This day camp brings children together to explore who the are and who they are becoming by fostering mind, body and spirit connections in the beautiful forest setting of Spirit Hollow.
Activities are structured to nurture teamwork, self-esteem, spiritual growth and environmental awareness, including.
- daily council circle to build trust
- sharing stories
- exercises and adventure-based games to build confidence and teamwork
- building primitive shelters
- exploring stream and pond life, hikes to the sacred waterfall, plant and tree walks, basic animal tracking
- group drumming and music-making, dream journeys and animal medicine cards
craft and art projects
- a fire ceremony and an ending ceremony honoring each child
Update on Summer Programs at Spirit Hollow
Our deepest hope is that you are your loved ones continue to stay safe and have all the support you need in these hard and holy days.
As we continue to navigate these uncertain waters of virus and social distancing, no one is sure what will be open this summer and what will not.
At Spirit Hollow, we are continuing to watch the state and regional guidelines before making any decisions about canceling summer programs after June 15.
What that means is that our camps are at the moment still open for registration, as is our Wild Women Vision Quest in August. All decisions will be made within two weeks of a program.
So certainly, you can still register for these events, and if they don’t run, you will receive a full refund.
Cost is $260 per camper. A myriad of crafting and art materials are provided. We provide nutritious snacks every day, dinner on Thursday night and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Send a packed lunch with your child Monday-Thursday. Yes, in the past Spirit Hollow has provided lunches for an additional cost, but we are simplifying this year! The week will culminate with a Thursday night sleepover; so your camper should bring a sleeping bag or bedding gear.
$100 Non-refundable DEPOSIT REQUIRED to hold your child’s spot
Some partial scholarship money available. Email to request an application/ call Tracey at 802-447-3895 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.