Hill Top Summer Adventures
Last summer was certainly a different time for all of us. So I want to thank our families for sticking with us as we pivoted to provide online enrichment during what was an unprecedented summer. I would also like to thank our tireless counselors for their incredible work. They put together meaningful, engaging, and interesting projects and online courses with only a few weeks of preparation time. And finally I’d like to thank our campers themselves. Change can often be difficult for everyone, especially so our campers. But our campers handled the curveballs thrown at them with grace and a smile. In such a trying summer, it was great for all of us to still see big smiles on our campers’ faces.
While we hope that our 2021 season will be easier, there is no guarantee that we will be able to have our usual summer programs safely. Our intention is to do everything we can to make sure we can offer an in-person experience for all of our summer programs in 2021, and we will work as hard as we can to make that happen. However, we also understand that some families may still be uncomfortable with in-person camp this summer. We also recognize that it is impossible to predict how the new vaccines will impact us, and how long we will need to take safety precautions. As a result, we are also planning to offer a half-day virtual program to families for 2021. In the event that we are not able or allowed to open safely for in-person camp, then we will default to this half-day virtual camp.
We’re also very excited to announce that we’ll be offering a brand new camp program for 2021: Circle Forward Esports! This program will be an option for the first 3 weeks of our camp season, and is designed to teach campers how to be successful competitive gamers. This is a full-day program that is separate from our other programs. Furthermore, due to the nature of Esports, this program will be able to run seamlessly whether in-person, virtual, or a hybrid of both. More details will follow as we develop this exciting new program, but I’m confident that our campers will love it.
We will, of course, continue to offer our popular Summer Camp, Pathways To Independence, and Summer Innovators programs as well. Registration will open in just a couple of weeks!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. We’re happy to help and we’re looking forward to a great 2021 season, whatever it might look like.