November 2021 Update:
Hodia looks forward to healthy, safe, and fun programs available to all we serve throughout 2022. We anticipate a return to larger capacity for most of our traditional camps and that new program venues will continue to evolve to meet that goal. As the COVID epidemic evolves, so will our program planning through collaboration of our director of programs, camp directors and medical subcommittee to make our camps and other programs as inclusive and accessible as possible while respecting our duty to assure safety and minimize the risk of illness or disease spread. As part of program planning, we continue to monitor guidance as it evolves from the CDC, American Camping Association, and other camps around the country.
With the above goals in mind, we strongly encourage all who are eligible for the COVID vaccine to do so. Most staff have been immunized, and we again hope most eligible campers will have done so as well. Our specific strategies to provide safe and fun programs are sure to evolve, but will generally include strategies that proved successful during 2021. Such strategies will be tailored to the risk level for COVID spread at the time of programs, but we anticipate continuing to include screening for symptoms or illness on arrival (and throughout camp), emphasizing hygiene continuously, maintaining appropriate distancing as warranted, minimizing larger group indoor close gathering, and requiring facial coverings in some situations where appropriate. We believe these precautions will minimize the risk of respiratory and other illnesses for all. This will allow fun and rewarding programs while respecting our duty to keep everyone safe.
Again, thanks to all for the success of our 2021 camps. As registration opens for camps, we encourage all campers and staff to register early. We look forward to seeing you at camp in 2022!