Hello from Camp Anokijig!
Hopefully today finds your family safe and well and looking forward to a better 2021.
2020 has been a unique and challenging year and that Covid Bug continues to keep us on our toes. Last summer with an adapted program Anokijig was able to serve each of over 540 campers with a unique and amazing Anokijig experience. It was different in many ways. Different schedules, different programming, and lots of protections and precautions. As a result of all of those adaptations however, Anokijig was able to get through the summer with no CoVid transmission. Hence a safe and incredibly rewarding summer camp experience for those that could be part of it. The glowing comments we heard from the kids and parents of 2020 were innumerable. It was clear that the Spirit of Anokijig and its effect on people could not be deterred by a few restrictions on how and what we did. It was the experience of people coming together to create a positive community that shown through. Great memories were made that will last for a lifetime.
Now, as we plan for 2021 we find ourselves in a quandary. What should we plan for? Will the restrictions still be needed or will some form of “more normal” be able to rule the day. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not subsided and there are an incredible volume of questions and unknowns as to what things will look like come June of 2021. However, one thing stays constant. We at Anokijig are committed to our mission of serving as many children possible with a safe and rewarding camp experience. So that is just what we are planning!!
Because of the unknowns, our plan is to start with what we know and then adapt as we are able. Therefore, we will start registrations with the understanding that we will tentatively offer the same type of “Anokijig Family Style” program as we did in 2020. This link will take you to the description of that program Anokijig - Family Style 2021. There may be minor tweaks to the programing schedule listed but the general structure and precautions/protections should stay the same. As we move into 2021 we will be continually monitoring the progress of the pandemic with the hopes that as we move into the spring, if it’s possible, we can adjust our programming to add back in things like Ranch, Circle A, Stamper, Carryovers, etc., as well as more opportunities for younger campers. If those become possibilities, we will contact you to allow the opportunity to adjust your registration choices. We will make a final notification of the planned program style at least 7 weeks prior to your start date. We can only hope that the next 6 months will result in a more positive direction for this medical crisis then the last 10 have and a version of “normal” will be safe to return to.
To that end we have started our registration season. To register just check a availability for your preferred session at https://www.anokijig.com/summer-camp-spaces-left . If your preferred session is currently filled please feel free to choose another and then fill out our waitlist form for the preferred. As people move and change we will inform you if a space opens that you can move your registration to. (please note that due to the time needed for more intense disinfection between groups, in the adjusted program sessions run Sunday to Friday Afternoon. If you are interested in back to back sessions a Friday pick-up and Sunday drop-off will be required.) All sessions currently have a fee of $770. However, only a $100 non-refundable deposit per session is required to claim a spot.
For 2021 there is a slight change to our policy language so be sure to read and understand before signing up as our normal policy of deposits being non-refundable will be in force for the upcoming season. A copy of the new waiver and policy is at 2021 Camp Waiver.
We learned in 2020 that the experience of just being at Anokijig with all it has to offer in life skills, positive role models, social interactions, and growth in general far outweighs the detail of the daily schedule. We also learned that in these strange times kids need that Spirit of Anokijig even more than ever!!
If you have any questions at all, just call our office. We are open year-round.
Take care and be well.