Semester at Camp 2020

September 13th - October 18th, 2020 5 Week Session • Open to All Girls & Boys • Grades 6-11

Do your REMOTE SCHOOLING FROM CAMP this semester!

Covid is forcing many schools to continue remote learning in the fall. With proper screening, quarantining, testing and diligence Camp Robin Hood has kept our community safe in a protective bubble this summer. We have the opportunity to continue what we started this summer over the course of the fall in what we call Robin Hood's Semester at Camp.

If teens are being taught virtually this fall why not have them learn virtually from their happy place – CAMP - and not from their dining room tables? We would like to offer a safe space for kids to learn and also to spend time with their friends and to take advantage of all that our facility has to offer.

Program Highlights:

  • Instruction and work online from 9:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday (or however long it takes to get their homework/campwork done!)
  • Daily scheduled camp activities
  • Special events and social time
  • Camp fun all weekend until class starts again on Monday morning.
  • Bunks staffed by our regular camp staff with a 10-1 ratio
  • Enhanced wifi and plenty of workspace
  • Camp staff will hold campers accountable for being present in class, staying on task, and completing schoolwork (but not for reviewing or enhancing the work).
  • Your child's school will supply the academic part of your child's experience and we will provide the social, emotional, and physical side of their experience.
  • All Inclusive Tuition: Accommodations, Meals, Testing, Supplies, ALL CAMP ACTIVITIES!

Fall Session Details

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The same stringent safety protocols will be enforced during Camp Robin Hood’s 2020 Fall Session, where a limited number of students in grades six (6) through 11 will have the opportunity to participate in a hybrid format combining virtual school learning with the fun and excitement of camp – all in a safe, nurturing, supportive and stimulating environment. The same medical director and head of the infirmary from our Summer Session will be guiding us through the Fall Session.

Designed for self-motivated students who thrive in an independent learning setting, the fall session will enable campers to study virtually during the day, and enjoy traditional camp experiences during the evenings and weekends – including bonfires, canoe races, sailing, tennis, and more, along with Camp Robin Hood’s treasured all-camp events. Students will work independently for the majority of the day, with two optional classes offered: Art and Sports.

Fall is the most beautiful time of the year in New England, with fall foliage creating a stunning backdrop for camp activities; however, evenings and nights can be chilly, with temperatures in the 50’s or lower. It is recommended that campers pack ample amounts of warm clothing as well as rain gear in case of inclement weather.


Virtual Learning & Supervision

Campers will be supervised at all times. Once they arrive at camp, campers will not be allowed to leave the campus for the duration of the session in order to maintain the safety, security and health of all campers and staff. High school and college educators will be on staff to monitor learning, keep students on track, and assist students with time management to ensure camp activities are limited prior to any scheduled school exams. Educators specializing in English, foreign languages, math and sciences will be available to assist students on a limited basis, but will not be teaching formal classes.

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Students will be required to bring with them all laptop computers, iPads/tablets, headphones (preferably noise canceling), textbooks, calculators, and other learning/tech tools; no sharing of these items will be allowed. The use of smart phones will be permitted during learning hours. Excellent Internet access will be available; however, students may wish to enable their iPhones as a mobile hot spot to enhance service and ensure adequate bandwidth.

Health & Safety

COVID-19 TESTING

Staying safe at camp begins with staying safe at home. Families must complete a mandatory pre-fall clinical screening at home for the 14 days prior to camp, which includes a daily temperature check and symptoms/contact disclosure. Camp staff will also undergo pre-camp health screening.

Details about pre-camp health screening
  • Campers are asked to strictly heed CDC guidelines for COVID-19 prevention at all times, but especially in the 14 days prior to the start of camp.
  • A diagnostic test for COVID-19 within one week prior to the start of camp will ensure families that the student may stay on camp premises upon arrival, as only those with a NEGATIVE test result will be admitted to camp.
  • Campers who test POSITIVE must wait at least two (2) weeks, and at the discretion of the medical director, two (2) approved NEGATIVE PCR test results separated by 48 hours or more before they can be admitted to camp. Parents will be responsible for the costs associated with additional testing.
  • Whether or not they test POSITIVE for COVID-19, campers with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be admitted to camp.
  • All campers will be tested again on the day they arrive at camp, and again within one week after arrival. Campers or staff members who exhibit any symptoms of illness will be monitored carefully and appropriately isolated.

ON-SITE INFIRMARY & HEALTHCARE

Camp Robin Hood’s on-site infirmary underwent extensive renovations prior to the summer 2020 session in accordance with stringent health and safety protocols mandated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional medical staff have been added, along with enhanced sanitizing protocols, exterior hand washing stations, and an isolation area for campers or staff exhibiting signs of illness.

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All infirmary staff have also undergone enhanced training on COVID-19 symptoms, testing, isolation procedures, and CDC/health department protocols. The expertise of our medical staff, in consultation with infectious disease specialists, helped to ensure a 100% COVID-free environment during the summer session. The same strict protocols will be enforced during the fall session.

COHORTS & SOCIAL DISTANCING

Campers will be grouped by age/grade in small cohorts for bunking and learning, while adhering to all health and safety protocols. The fall session will be limited to 15 boys and 15 girls in each grade (6-11) for a total of 180 campers. This will allow for an intimate, highly personalized learning experience while enabling campers to socialize and form lifelong friendships while adhering to social distancing.

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For the first week, campers will stay only in cohorts during learning and activity time, maintain social distancing of at least six (6) feet apart, and wear masks. Once all staff and campers have been tested after the first week and everyone on campus has been determined to be healthy, safety protocols and socializing may be relaxed. Camp Robin Hood will provide campers and staff with masks and other appropriate PPE equipment.

When possible, most learning and activities will take place outside. Programs and activities will be amended/re-organized/scheduled in ways that adhere to social distancing (ie, tables spread apart, smaller groups, staggered schedules, breaks in between so that all items and surfaces can be sanitized, etc.), and dining will take place outside with enhanced safety protocols – including individualized meals instead of buffet-style, use of disposable plates and utensils, etc.

For more details about the health and safety protocols that will be enforced during the fall session, please refer to Camp Robin Hood’s Summer 2020 COVID-19 Response Plan.

Daily Schedule & Activities

Instruction and work online from 9:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday with planned camp activities during evenings and weekends.

MONDAY - FRIDAY

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Virtual learning
  • 12:00pm: Lunch and break
  • 1:30pm: Virtual learning and optional classes (Art, Sports)
  • 3:30pm: Afternoon/evening camp activities
  • 6:00pm: Dinner, followed by evening activities
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SATURDAY - SUNDAY

Weekend Camp Activities such as:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Bonfires
  • & More!

Tutoring

Tutoring may be available on an individual basis at an additional cost when discussed with camp administrators in advance. Specialized tutors for students preparing for ACT/SAT and other testing programs may also be available. Please contact us for more information.


Packing List

The following are suggested items to consider in addition to our regular packing list, taking into consideration the cooler weather expected during September and October in New Hampshire.

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  • Backpack, book bag or drawstring bag
  • Laptop/tablet and chargers
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Hotspot and charger
  • School supplies: Pencils/pens, notebooks, highlighters, calculator, ruler, etc.
  • Lap desk or clipboard
  • Two (2) sets of headphones – at least set noise-canceling recommended
  • Down comforter and heavy blankets
  • Sleeping bag and foam pad
  • Sweaters/sweatshirts, warm jackets, sweatpants, raincoat/rain jacket, hats
  • Face masks and extra filters (if masks warrant)

Communication

We will host a series of Zoom calls at the start of the Fall Session to keep families updated regarding the health, well-being and progress of students.


Contact

Our goal is to provide young people with a healthy, safe, fun and engaging environment in which to continue distance learning, away from the stresses and risks of traditional classrooms environments. Should you have any questions about Camp Robin Hood’s Fall 2020 session, please contact us.


New Families

New families can enroll online by establishing a CampInTouch account and filling out our Camper Application.

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Current Families

If you have a CampInTouch account, login here to enroll your returning camper or a new camper sibling.


Want to Learn More?

Please fill out the form below or call us at 312-404-1828 to learn more about this unique opportunity of remote schooling from camp this semester!