Camp Thoreau 2020 Cancellation

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce Camp Thoreau will not open for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. This was by no means an easy decision as our family has been servicing the camping community for the past 69 years. We know that this news will truly be disappointing and sad for Camp Thoreau campers and families.




Why was camp cancelled?

The decision to cancel Camp this summer was difficult. When families choose Camp Thoreau they are counting on us to provide an experience that takes responsibility for everyone's emotional and physical safety. A summer camp experience is the opposite of social distancing. The current global pandemic has made it impossible for us to run our typical Camp program safely. We would not be able to provide the camp experience you have come to appreciate and expect from Camp Thoreau.

Why aren't you able to just delay camp or run a portion of summer?

Ultimately the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has left us in a position where we are not able to offer a high-quality camp experience.

What will happen to the CIT program for next summer?

Campers who were registered in the 2020 CIT program can still be a CIT in 2021. We cannot have as powerful and meaningful of a Camp community without our CITS. CITs make Camp Thoreau a stronger place!

Will you be offering online camp this summer?

While nothing replaces the magic of being at Camp, the Camp Leadership Team is working on ways to provide opportunities for camper engagement and connection over the summer. While we don't plan to offer a full online camp experience, we are exploring ways we can stay connected with our campers over the summer.

Will there be Camp next year?

We are fully anticipating being able to re-open for our 70th summer and we look forward to welcoming you all back once again in 2021!

What happens to our camper's tuition?

We will apply a full credit of tuitions paid for 2020 toward Summer 2021. This guarantees your camper's space at Camp for next summer.

Rolling tuition forward to 2021 isn't an option for me. Can I get a refund?

Any tuition paid for Camp Thoreau's 2020 summer camp program is fully refundable. Should you wish to receive a full or partial refund please let us know the amount requested and we will work out a repayment schedule with you

Can we change sessions if we roll over our tuition to 2021?

Absolutely! When we announce our summer 2021 Camp dates, you will have the chance to choose the session in which you would like to register your camper(s).

What is the cancelation policy if I roll forward my paid tuition to 2021?

Camp Thoreau's usual enrollment policies will apply including cancellation/refund deadlines.

How can I help Camp Thoreau?

We appreciate your support! The best way you can help us is by sharing your love of Camp Thoreau with a family who will benefit from our warm, nurturing and supportive community.