April Update from Camp St. Charles
We are so excited that we will be welcoming campers back to CSC this summer! We have a new schedule for this season so that we can welcome all of our campers and operate at 50% capacity for the 2021 season.
Mentors, Mentors, Mentors!
We have scheduled two mentor meeting opportunities for this spring. New and returning mentors are encouraged to attend one of our zoom meetings.

You might have some questions about summer. We want you to feel comfortable and prepared for your role as a mentor.

New for Summer 2021 (Sort of)
We have made some upgrades at Camp St. Charles that most of our campers have not had a chance to enjoy.

We completed two exciting projects in the spring of 2020 and we can't wait for campers to enjoy them.

We replaced the camp dock and the new dock is rock solid and we will enjoy it for many years to come.

The next upgrade was enjoyed by our family camp guests in 2020. All of our cabins have air conditioning (and heat). We are so excited to have new hvac in each cabin so that our summer campers and our spring and fall rental groups can be comfortable year round.

We hope that you love the air conditioned cabins and our new camp dock!
Protocols for Summer 2021
Safety is always number one at Camp St. Charles and we are adding a number of covid 19 mitigation strategies to our summer operating plans.

First, we have reorganized our camp schedule so that we will be hosting 8 shorter camp sessions in place of our typical schedule of two week camp sessions. The change will allow us to host all of our enrolled campers and to reduce the number of campers who are present at the same time.

Each cabin group will be a team and will stick together for activities this summer. Keeping our cabin groups together as little bubbles within the camp is another significant piece of our strategy.

During our 2020 family camp programs, we added a number of sanitizing protocols. In addition to our regular restroom cleaning, we added additional sanitizing and we designated sinks and toilet stalls for cabin groups to limit sharing. We also developed methods for sanitizing canoes and other shared equipment between uses. We will continue these strategies into summer 2021 and beyond.

We expect that masks will be required during camp. The state of Maryland has a mask mandate in place for indoor spaces and for outdoors when social distancing is difficult. Campers will be taking masks off and on throughout the day. Going into the mess hall? Mask on. Going on the Stand Up Paddle Boards? Mask off. Each camper will be given a break away mask lanyard to help with keeping masks handy.

We will be enjoying most of our day out in Creation, which we know is a wise choice.

We will continue to work with the American Camp Association and the State of Maryland to plan for summer. We are awaiting guidance about pre-screening of campers before they arrive for check in.
We are hiring!
We are looking for more amazing young adults for our 2021 Team!
Camp St. Charles is hiring! We are looking for more amazing camp counselors! Working at Camp St. Charles is an exciting summer job where you lead campers on camp adventures and make life long friends. CSC provides training for many instructor roles.