summer 2021 camp update:

 
   We are quite delighted to report that Murray Camp is excited to be open this summer for all of our age groups!  We are celebrating our 33rd season this summer! With diligent effort, we  implemented all health department, local and state guidelines and completed our camp season safely  and successfully last summer and are successfully through our 4 th week of summer 2021. ! We are midway though,  summer 2021 and simply put, are having a blast!

   We are hosting camp this summer at our new locations; the Lighthouse School located at1 Rugged road ( off of Fairgrounds Road). 

   In addition to the school interior, we have
• numerous outdoor 
pavilion  open air classrooms,
• an expansive greenhouse and garden, 
•a playground,
• the Delta Fields ( 4 hours daily)
   We also have access to  a 
sparsely used bike path next to the Lighthouse School so  are implementing optional short bike trip outings this summer for our Starfish and Senior programs, with ice cream treats meeting our future Tour deFrance  participants at various locations.  
   
  We have secured two private rental  times for ice skating each week, three weekly sessions at the Jetties tennis courts,  weekly Dreamland theatre live show tickets, and  two morning sessions with Ack Surf surfing school at Nobadeer Beach as well as two Endeavor sailing instruction  trips  weekly and  Nantucket Kayaking and  the Absolute fishing charter trips hosted several times throughout the summer. .

   I am also working with Shearwater Excursions to continue our educational trips to Great Point  to visit and learn about the native Gray seals. We will continue to host our Art classes using  various mediums (especially clay, which is so great for children of all ages), dance and yoga classes, sports instruction including soccer, volleyball, basketball ( our favorite!) and lots of field games! We have reached capacity for almost all of our sessions with the exception of our week eight; 8/16-8/20,  but please feel free to place your name on our waitlist as plans do change and spaces do often become available. 

 

 We will continue to work closely  with Maria Mitchell, and the Nantucket Historical Association  to continue to access all of their great programs. Unfortunately,  the Nantucket Community Pool will not be reopening to groups until the fall, so we plan to provide our swimming curriculum at bay beaches in small groups which we did years back, which was always successful.

   The campers had always enjoyed it as much as the pool and the outdoor component is ideal for an environment hosting ocean air, post this past year.  Almost all of our staff are lifeguards so we believe that it will work quite well under the supervision of our Water Safety Instructor.  We will  continue to be hosting a staggered groups' drop off and pick up as parents continue to be required to remain in their vehicles. 

  With recent reports of Covid resurfacing on the island, we have iitiated the following preventative plans and protocolas as advised in agreement wth  the island's Board of Health:

 

I am in close contact with the health department on the island who licenses us. There is a five day period post exposure to someone testing positive to the new Covid variant, to show accurate test results. Even with negative results, children would still be unable to attend camp without two days of additional of  showing no symptoms post negative testing results. Dental Art on the island is providing rapid testing.  

We have not required  new campers' documented Covid test results at this point, but will if it is recommended by the Board of Health. 

We are mainly outdoors including having four open air covered  pavilions.  The children are required to wear masks any time that they are indoors including in the camp building's bathrooms and classrooms. Also while on the bus, vans, skating rink, Dreamland theatre,  etc.. Campers are frequently instructed to wash their hands and/or acdept hand sanitizer drops prior and post eating. In the event if heavy rain is expected for any extended day's time, we will likely be calling camp off on the prior evening by 8 pm.  Camp groups are in three age groups with further group cohorts, within these age groups.  

We are monitoring the situation closely and respectfully appreciate you reaching out to us at anytime. Please do not send your chldren to camp while they are exhibiting any signs of illness.  If we judge that they are showing signs of illness during this fragile time, it is vital to pck them up immediately and seek medical attention for a proper assessment. We have a Covid tent for children showing signs of illness while at camp where children who presenti as ill will wait until parent pickup. I will  post any new developments regarding updated information on this home page of our camp's website; www.murraycampnantucket.com  Let's all stay healthy and enjoy the remainder of the summer with responsible behavior in protecting the campers, staff, the Nantucket community and ourselves from exposure to this Delta variant.

Sincerely, 

Mary Murray

Camp Director/ Educational Psychologist  

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 We will continue to work closely  with Maria Mitchell, and the Nantucket Historical Association  to continue to access all of their great programs. Unfortunately,  the Nantucket Community Pool will not be reopening to groups until the fall, so we plan to provide our swimming curriculum at bay beaches in small groups which we did years back, which was always successful.

   The campers had always enjoyed it as much as the pool and the outdoor component is ideal for an environment hosting ocean air, post this past year.  Almost all of our staff are lifeguards so we believe that it will work quite well under the supervision of our Water Safety Instructor.  We will  continue to be hosting a staggered groups' drop off and pick up as parents continue to be required to remain in their vehicles. 

  With recent reports of Covid resurfacing on the island, we have iitiated the following preventative plans and protocolas as advised in agreement wth  the island's Board of Health:

 

I am in close contact with the health department on the island who licenses us. There is a five day period post exposure to someone testing positive to the new Covid variant, to show accurate test results. Even with negative results, children would still be unable to attend camp without two days of additional of  showing no symptoms post negative testing results. Dental Art on the island is providing rapid testing.  

We have not required  new campers' documented Covid test results at this point, but will if it is recommended by the Board of Health. 

We are mainly outdoors including having four open air covered  pavilions.  The children are required to wear masks any time that they are indoors including in the camp building's bathrooms and classrooms. Also while on the bus, vans, skating rink, Dreamland theatre,  etc.. Campers are frequently instructed to wash their hands and/or acdept hand sanitizer drops prior and post eating. In the event if heavy rain is expected for any extended day's time, we will likely be calling camp off on the prior evening by 8 pm.  Camp groups are in three age groups with further group cohorts, within these age groups.  

We are monitoring the situation closely and respectfully appreciate you reaching out to us at anytime. Please do not send your chldren to camp while they are exhibiting any signs of illness.  If we judge that they are showing signs of illness during this fragile time, it is vital to pck them up immediately and seek medical attention for a proper assessment. We have a Covid tent for children showing signs of illness while at camp where children who presenti as ill will wait until parent pickup. I will  post any new developments regarding updated information on this home page of our camp's website; www.murraycampnantucket.com  Let's all stay healthy and enjoy the remainder of the summer with responsible behavior in protecting the campers, staff, the Nantucket community and ourselves from exposure to this Delta variant.

Sincerely, 

Mary Murray

Camp Director/ Educational Psychologist  

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                                                                                              Sincerely,
Mary T. Murray
Camp Director/ Educational Psychologist

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