2022 Tawonga Program & COVID-19 FAQs

We hope the FAQs below help to answer your questions about Tawonga’s 2022 season. This page provides our best answers at this time. As COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation, please note that policies are subject to change. As circumstances and guidance related to operating summer camp in the pandemic evolve, our plans may also shift accordingly, and we will keep this page up to date and our Camp families closely informed. 

 

General Questions

Why are you offering your more traditional program model instead of the longer sessions you offered last summer?

We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for our campers while simultaneously providing more children opportunities to attend camp this summer. By offering four sessions, we are able to serve more children. Offering a variety of program lengths means that each family can select a program length that best suits their child’s needs.

My kid is nervous about going to Camp, do you have any advice?

  • This is common! Click here for seven tips to prepare your child for Camp.
  • Join an orientation session in the Spring for parents to learn more about what to expect and get questions answered.
  • About a month before your child’s session, we will email you a roster of other kids in your child’s session. This is a great time to reach out to other children in your area to set up some outdoor meet-ups. If you would like to set up a playdate before then, email registration@tawonga.org and we will help connect you with another family your child’s age.
  • For new families interested in checking out Tawonga before sending your child to Camp, we recommend joining an at-Camp tour over Memorial Day Weekend, offered May 29, 2022. Email registration@tawonga.org to sign up.
  • If you have further concerns and want to brainstorm ways to prepare your child for Camp, email info@tawonga.org to schedule a call with a director. We’re happy to help!

Meals

In order to promote safety, our food service will follow best practices for operating during COVID-19 including outdoor dining. Our meals are served family-style and are nut-free and kosher style. Our Alternative Foods kitchen ensures we have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available at every meal and are able to accommodate a variety of food allergies. Our food is prepared fresh on-site and is both delicious and nutritious with options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

Daily schedule

Click here to see an example of a typical day at Camp this summer.

Technology policy

Camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to unplug from technology and develop deep relationships and communication skills without distractions. Tech gadgets compete with the immersive experience that sleep-away camp creates for the campers. In addition, devices have a way of getting lost, broken, and unfortunately, sometimes even stolen at Camp.

Please do not allow your child to bring electronic items to Camp. This includes, but is not limited to the following: cell phones/smart phones, iPods, laptops, electronic games, DVD players, electronic readers and cameras with internet-uploading capability.

 Registration & Programs

Registration and program dates

  • Priority registration opens November 10 for families that were enrolled in a 2021 summer program including Session A, Session B, Quests, SCIT, TLI and Taste of Camp.
  • Early registration opens November 17 for families that were waitlisted or canceled from a 2021 summer program, as well as families that were enrolled in a 2021 family camp program and/or the Tawonga Bar, Bat and B’nai Mitzvah program.
  • Registration opens to the public on December 1.

Visit www.tawonga.org/dates-rates to view 2022 program dates.

Can I register and have my child leave the session early?

No. For bunk cohesion as well as safety, no early departures will be permitted. It is critical both to our COVID bubble and to the arc of the session to have everyone begin and end the session together. Thus we will not be permitting late arrivals or early departures.

A Taste of Camp

  • We are planning to run a five-day A Taste of Camp program for rising 2nd through 6th graders at the beginning of the summer. This is a great introduction to sleep-away camp!
  • Campers will have the opportunity to participate in classic Camp activities including swimming, boating, arts and crafts, nature activities, archery, s’mores and more.

Adventure Quests

Check out questions specific to Quests here. We are offering a full slate of Quest trips – click here to learn more.

All-Gender Cabins

We will be offering two all-gender cabins during Session 4 (July 24 – August 9). One is for rising 6th and 7th graders and the other is for rising 9th and 10th graders.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email shoshie@tawonga.org.

Click here to learn more.

Health & Safety at Camp

What resources does Tawonga have in place to respond to illness at Camp?

  • The safety of our community is our top priority. Our fully-equipped health center is staffed 24 hours a day. Our medical team includes a doctor, nurse, and medical assistants. Our volunteer physicians rotate throughout the summer, and specialize in emergency medicine, pediatrics, or family medicine.
  • We work with a COVID Task Force, a team of experts advising us on best practices. They will be available to advise us throughout the summer.
  • We built a brand new Health Center completed in 2021 with upgraded amenities to better meet our campers’ health needs. This facility includes numerous isolation rooms to use as needed. We also have additional spaces available for isolation if necessary.

What precautions has Tawonga taken to protect Camp from wildfires?

Tawonga has spent over a million dollars on fire prevention on our property in the last six years. We remove dead trees and brush annually, reducing the fuel load and increasing defensible space. We have our own wells and water tanks and store a million gallons of water on site for fire fighting. Our lake can be used as a dip site. Our property is inspected annually by CALFIRE. Adam Frese, the CALFIRE Division Chief in the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, has said he wishes everyone managed their property as well as Tawonga does.

In addition, Tawonga has undergrounded all of our PG&E electrical wires.

What plans are in place in the case of a nearby fire or unhealthy air quality during a Camp program?

  • Tawonga has developed guidelines that follow both the EPA’s guidelines and the Tuolumne County Health Department’s recommendations for when to limit activities based on air quality.
  • Tawonga’s Dining Hall has been upgraded to allow cooling and air filtration and can be used to shelter in place during poor air quality events.
  • When air quality is unhealthy, we are prepared to take the following actions: monitor campers, modify activities, cancel outdoor activities that require heavy exertion, shelter in place in the Dining Hall, and consider evacuation.

How will you keep us up to date on the health and wellbeing of our children?

As always, we will call you if your child is ill or having difficulties adjusting to Camp. Otherwise, no news is good news! You are welcome to reach out to us for an update on how your child is doing by contacting us at info@tawonga.org or calling our San Francisco office at 415.543.2267. We will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours during normal business hours. You are also welcome to follow the blog for updates from Tawonga – subscribe here.

Health & Safety: COVID-19

Vaccine & Booster Mandates - NEW for 2022

Vaccination and booster requirements

  • All Tawonga staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
  • We are requiring all campers to be up to date on their vaccinations. This includes anyone 5+ to have completed the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccination and those 12+ who are eligible to be boosted. Tawonga strongly encourages all children 5-11 who are eligible to get the booster as it will provide significant protection from getting and spreading COVID-19, but it is not required. Please upload proof of vaccination in your Campanion app or your CampInTouch account asap if you have not already.

My child was already boosted. Does this mean they need to get a fourth shot (or 2nd booster)?

  • If a fourth shot is available by the time our summer season starts, we will be recommending those who are eligible to get one; however, a fourth shot (or 2nd booster) will not be required for the 2022 season.

Why did Tawonga decide to require the booster shot?

  • Tawonga, and our Task Force, was informed by national health protocol recommendations and scientific research. The CDC now recommends that everyone 5+ receives a COVID-19 booster shot at least 5 months after completing the initial vaccine series. Recent CDC studies have shown that a booster shot restores protection from hospitalization due to the Omicron variant to 90% (up from 57% protection without the booster). The research also shows the booster shot resulting in less adverse reactions in young people than prior doses. Our team is aware of the back-and-forth nature of the debate for the booster in young people, but the scientific community has now made it clear that the booster is the recommended course.

Religious or medical exemption

  • Families can use this form to submit an exemption request. All medical exemption requests must be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the program start date and will be reviewed by a panel of three physicians from our COVID Task Force as well as a Tawonga director. There’s a place to attach any supporting documents, such as a letter from a physician. We will treat any materials submitted with sensitivity and confidentiality. Once a request is submitted, it may take up to two weeks for our volunteer physicians to review, at which time we will follow up.

How does Tawonga make decisions related to health and safety and COVID-19?

We work closely with a COVID-19 Task Force (comprised of doctors, epidemiologists, and healthcare professionals), which advises us on how to safely run our programs. Their guidance helped Tawonga stay completely COVID-free in 2021. Due to the nature of Tawonga’s communal living environment (where campers sleep inside a cabin together), the Task Force tends to recommend more cautious protocols than a non-communal environment might require.

Pre-Camp Guidelines

Guidelines may change leading up to Camp, based on COVID prevalence and trend, as advised by our COVID Task Force.

Due to the nature of Tawonga’s communal living environment (where campers sleep inside a cabin together) and the potential for the spread of communicable disease within our close community, we have established the following guidelines with the intent of maintaining a COVID-free environment again this season:

Pre-Camp Testing Requirements

Required PCR Tests: Campers are required to get a PCR test within 72 hours of their Tawonga program. We recommend families explore testing options like Test the People, Curative, Color and CityHealth, which all provide results within about 48 hours (please confirm with the provider as turnaround times can fluctuate). Please note, Tawonga will not be mailing at-home test kits. Families are required to show proof of a negative test result upon check in. We will not accept at-home antigen tests. The test must be a PCR that is performed in a lab.

Required Rapid Antigen Tests: In addition to the pre-Camp PCR test, campers must also take an at-home rapid antigen test the morning of Camp. Please snap a photo and bring it with you to the bus along with proof of your child’s negative PCR.

Positive COVID Case Before the Session: If your child tests positive for COVID-19 in the eight weeks leading up to their session, they should not take a pre-Camp PCR test because it could result in a false positive. If your child has had COVID-19 in the eight weeks leading up to their session please fill out this form and take an at-home rapid antigen test the morning of Camp.

Pre-Camp Activity Restrictions

We ask campers and their families to always mask (N-95, KN-95, or KF-94) when indoors with people outside of their household and follow the two out of three (2/3) rule for the seven days before arriving at Camp.

The 2/3 rule: When interacting with people from another household, you must always follow two of these three behaviors: masked, outdoors, socially distanced.

 

  • Exceptions

    • School – children may attend school. They must remain masked indoors, even if their school guidelines permit not being masked.
    • Air Travel with restrictions – must wear N95 or KN95 for entirety of travel (airport and flight) minus water and quick snacks, as needed
    • Day Camps that follow CDC and California Department of Public Health guidelines – camper must remained masked indoors; preference for outdoor camps where all campers and staff are masked when they need to go indoors
    • Overnight Camps – camp must have a COVID risk reduction safety plan like masking, podding or testing
  • Examples of what is NOT allowed for campers and their families

    • Indoor unmasked activities with people from another household
    • Indoor Dining at restaurants
    • Any activity where campers and their household members cannot maintain 2 out of 3: masked, outdoors and distant with people from other households
    • Large group gatherings such as weddings, bar, bat, or b’nai mitzvot and graduations if you cannot follow the 2 out of 3 rule (you can attend an outdoor graduation as long as you are masked when you’re near others, and you could attend an indoor wedding as long as you are masked and distanced from others)

Arrive Healthy

Illness can spread quickly at Camp. Please only send campers to Camp if they are healthy. If they have any illness, COVID related or not, or have any known exposure to COVID within seven days of your arrival date, please email info@tawonga.org before coming to Camp.

Click here for a PDF with the above pre-Camp guidelines.

Masks

  • In order to contain possible exposure and spread of COVID-19, we may require face masks that cover both the nose and mouth when campers and staff are interacting with people from other bunks (one cabin including 12 campers and 2-3 staff).
  • Masks will not be required when campers and staff are located inside their own cabins and when they are outdoors and more than six feet apart from any other bunk.
  • Campers should bring N-95, KN-95 or KF-94 masks with them to Camp, as noted on their session packing list.

COVID-19 symptoms and positive tests at Camp

  • All medical staff are trained to identify and respond to COVID-19 symptoms. Any camper or staff who presents COVID-19 symptoms will quarantine in our designated Health Center isolation areas. We will conduct a COVID-19 test, and the family of the camper will immediately be contacted by the director of our health center and/or our doctor, who will share the plan for testing and treatment. We will perform contact tracing and will quarantine and test any close contacts of the affected individual.
  • If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, parents/guardians should plan to arrive at Camp and pick them up within 24 hours. If you’re not in town, please prepare your emergency contact for this expectation in advance.
  • In the event that we send your child home early as a result of a positive COVID-19 test, we will do our best to provide your family with a pro-rated refund; however, we cannot guarantee it at this time.
  • We will follow the recommendations of the COVID task force as to when additional testing will be necessary.

Who will be entering Camp this summer beyond campers and staff?

Any visitors coming to Camp must be vaccinated, take a COVID test and pass a health screening. All vendors will be masked and away from children and staff.

My child and/or someone in my immediate family is immunosuppressed. Can we still participate this summer?

Individuals who are immunosuppressed (as defined by their medical professional) or live in a home with an immunosuppressed person should consult with their doctor(s) before deciding whether or not to participate in a Camp program. Though we are taking extensive actions to keep Camp safe, Tawonga is not able to guarantee that a person on our site will not be exposed to COVID-19; thus, participation in a Camp program during the Coronavirus pandemic is not recommended for individuals with known vulnerabilities that put them at greater risk. If you have any concerns about this policy, please contact our office to set up a time to talk with a member of our director team.

COVID-19 Program Adjustments

Activity restrictions

We’re so excited for the season ahead and are planning activities to make this summer incredible! COVID program adjustments will be determined within two weeks of the session starting, based on COVID prevalence and direction from our COVID Task Force. For the first week of each session, campers may do all activities with their cabin group and remain socially distanced from all other cabins. Regular camp activities such as arts and crafts, sports, hiking, river trips, garden blocks and drama will still be offered. For our longer sessions, later in the session, provided that everyone has re-tested negative for COVID-19, we plan to offer unit activities and possibly all-Camp programs. We’ll provide more details as the summer approaches.

Daily schedule

Click here to see an example of a typical day at Camp this summer!

Meals

In order to promote safety, our food service will follow best practices for operating during COVID-19. This may include outdoor dining, as it did in 2021. All our staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We’ll provide more details as the summer approaches.

Song session

Song session will take place outside so there’s plenty of space to sing and dance! Campers and staff will be required to wear masks during this time when they’re unable to be more than 6 feet away from other bunks. As the summer progresses, if everyone tests negative for COVID-19 we may be able to move song sessions back indoors.

Bathrooms

If needed, cabins will have assigned times to shower so that they can be indoors without masks and without possible exposure to other campers. All campers will wear masks when they are using the bathhouse (unless they are showering). We will have many outdoor sink areas for hand washing and teeth brushing by cabin.

Rain plan

If it is raining and activities need to be moved indoors, campers and staff will wear masks and stay distanced from other pods. Masks are not needed if the group is inside of their own cabin.

Backpacking & day hikes

A Taste of Camp campers go on a day hike in Yosemite National Park or Stanislaus National Forest, led by our highly trained and certified wilderness leaders. Session 2, 3 and 4 campers participate in a backpacking trip into Stanislaus National Forest or Yosemite National Park, also led by our wilderness leaders. Campers will wear a mask if they need to go indoors at any point on the trips, for example to use a bathroom at the trailhead.

Mental/emotional health support and programming

After two years of dealing with COVID-19, social isolation and increased mental health challenges, we know that children will benefit from a camp experience more than ever, and we are prepared and ready to support campers along the way. Our counselors go through an 8-day training which prepares them to handle situations that may arise. Therapists will lead extra mental health trainings for counselors during this time. In addition, we have a team of inclusion counselors, unit heads, directors and therapists that are ready to support as needed.

Some children will meet with a Camp therapist during their stay at Camp if we think it will help them have a more positive experience. If your child is currently seeing a therapist, please fill out the Consent to Release Confidential Information form located in your CampInTouch account. If you have any questions regarding the Camp therapists or other mental health supports available at Camp, please contact the San Francisco office before your child’s program begins.

We are committed to creating a physically and emotionally safe Camp experience for your child(ren) this summer!

Do you have backup staff in place to take over if needed?

Yes! We have hired additional specialists and counselors for this summer.

Specialist and Counselor in Training (SCIT)

Our SCIT program will run very similarly as it has in years past! Teens will be bunked together with their peers and will enjoy Camp together as a full SCIT community. Teens will enjoy meals, workshops and camp activities all together.

Teens will participate in a comprehensive training, enjoy river rafting, and work alongside counselors and specialists to bring a wonderful camp experience to all campers. They get to have a firsthand impact on young campers’ Tawonga experiences in the same ways that staff had on them.

Teen Leadership Institute (TLI)

Our TLI program will run very similarly as it has in years past! Teens will be bunked together with their peers and we will enjoy the program as a full TLI community. Teens will enjoy meals, camp activities and Tikkun projects all together.

Teens will build community, develop new leadership skills, work in partnership with the Tuolumne River Trust, enjoy a three-night backpacking trip, and steward the land for future generations of campers.

Transportation

How will campers get to and from Camp?

Buses will be provided for campers to Camp, departing from the Bay Area and Oakdale Dorada Park. Buses will also be provided for all campers on the way home (from Camp to the Bay Area and to Oakdale Dorada Park).

Families have the option to drive their child(ren) to/from Camp if they prefer.

Southern California Families

Based on demand, a bus from Los Angeles to Camp will be offered at the start of Session 3. For our Session 3, 4 and TLI families, we are providing a bus from Camp to Los Angeles at the end of the session for an additional $150 per camper. For Session 2 campers and SCITs, Tawonga will support with coordinated airport drop offs. We do not have a bus to Los Angeles following A Taste of Camp or Session 2.

We have air travel plans prior to the session. Is that allowed?

Yes, air travel is allowed the week prior to the session as long as the following is true; the camper and everyone they are flying with:

    1. Are fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible
    2. Wear N-95 or KN-95 masks the whole time they are in the airport and on the airplane (very quick snack and water breaks are okay)
    3. Follow our other COVID protocols the week leading up to Camp
    4. Practice good hygiene like hand washing

SoCal Families: Tawonga will support with Oakland airport pick up/drop off for unaccompanied minors with designated airline and flight options for campers in Session 2, SCIT, and Session 4 arrivals plus on quests. You’re also welcome to arrange your own transportation to our East Bay bus departure and return location.

My family lives outside of the Bay Area. What protocols do you have in place and how can my child get to/from Camp?

Driving

You may drive your child to/from Camp or the bus pick up in the Bay Area.

Air Travel

Tawonga is allowing families to fly pre-Camp. Flying is allowed as long as the following is true; the camper and everyone they are flying with:

1. Are fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible
2. Wear N-95 or KN-95 masks the whole time they are in the airport and on the airplane (very quick snack and water breaks are okay)
3. Follow our other COVID protocols the week leading up to Camp
4. Practice good hygiene like hand washing

SoCal Families: Tawonga will support with Oakland airport pick up/drop off for unaccompanied minors with designated airline and flight options for campers in Session 2, SCIT, and Session 4 arrivals plus on quests. You’re also welcome to arrange your own transportation to our East Bay bus departure and return location.

Buses to/from Los Angeles

Based on demand, a bus from Los Angeles to Camp will be offered at the start of Session 3 for $150 per camper. For our Session 3, 4 and TLI families, we are providing a bus from Camp to Los Angeles at the end of the session for an additional $150 per camper. For Session 2 campers and SCITs, Tawonga will support with coordinated airport drop offs. We do not have a bus to/from Los Angeles for A Taste of Camp or Session 2.

Family Camp

We plan to offer family camps again in 2022 with some modifications for COVID-19 safety like masks, outdoor dining and social distancing.

Family Camp offerings

In 2022, we will be offering a COVID-safe version of our traditional Family Camps! Families will enjoy the many activities Tawonga has to offer like swimming, boating, arts and crafts, hiking, yoga, s’mores and more. Most of our programs take place outdoors.

Children ages two and up will be able to participate in day groups in the morning while adults have the opportunity to get a massage, do yoga, go on a hike, or attend a workshop. Parents can enjoy evening childcare for all ages once the children are asleep. We will be offering these four-day, three-night programs in May, August, September, and early October and December. Click here to see dates and rates.

Family Camp adaptations

  • Cabin Assignments
    • Each family will be assigned to their own cabin. As a result of COVID-19, there will not be separate kid cabins this season. If you would like to share a cabin with another family, please email sfdirectors@tawonga.org and let us know!
  • Day Groups
    • We are thrilled to be able to offer morning childcare/day groups to kids ages two and older. For those with little ones under two, we will have some fun baby/toddler and parent activities to enjoy!
    • During this time, adults will have many fun and interesting programming options from which to choose.
  • Meal Service
    • Families will eat delicious, nutritious Family Camp style meals in our outdoor dining pavilion (an adjustment made during the pandemic for health purposes).
  • Shmira (Nighttime Childcare/Babysitting)
    • After parents put children to sleep (at 9pm), parents can enjoy adult beverages and snacks while our loving Tawonga staff watch over sleeping children of all ages until 11pm!
  • COVID Safety
    • We ask families to follow our ”two out of three” rule at Camp, which is to always follow at least two of the following three behaviors: masking, distancing, and/or being outdoors. In other words, you can be outside and distant and unmasked; or outside and close and masked; or inside and distant and masked. If COVID cases are low during the time of a weekend, we may adjust this policy.
    • Tawonga requires all Family Camp participants to be up to date on their vaccinations. This includes anyone 5+ having completed the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccination and those 12+ who are eligible to be boosted. Tawonga strongly encourages all children 5-11 who are eligible to get the booster, and all children 6 months to 5 years to get the primary series. Please use this form to submit a medical or religious exemption request.
    • Pre-Family Camp Guidelines: In order to reduce the chance of bringing COVID to Camp, we are asking all participants to follow pre-camp guidelines for 7 days before arriving at Camp. Learn more here.
    • All Family Camp participants, regardless of age and vaccination status, need to show proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of arriving at Camp. In addition to the PCR test, participants must also take an at-home rapid antigen test the morning of Camp. Please note, there is no cell phone reception at Tawonga so we ask families to print out the results or take a screenshot on their phones.
    • If anyone in your family tests positive for COVID-19 in the eight weeks leading up to the weekend, they should not take a pre-Camp PCR test because it could result in a false positive result. If anyone in your family has had COVID-19 in the eight weeks leading up to the weekend, please fill out this form and take an at-home rapid antigen test the morning of Camp.

Can I sign up with another family?

You can try to register for the same weekend with friends. However, we can not guarantee you will get into the same weekend. We have limited spaces and want to make it fair for everyone.

Each family needs to register separately. The only exception to this rule is that additional adult family members, such as an uncle or grandparent, can be added to your registration. They will be housed in your cabin.

An au pair or nanny can be added to your registration. They will be housed in your cabin.

Are you offering a Family Camp program in the Spring?

Yes! We are thrilled to offer Spring Family Camp again in our 2022 season. This is our kick-off weekend to our entire programmatic season and we look forward to welcoming you to Camp over Memorial Day Weekend.

For new families interested in checking out Tawonga before sending your child to Camp, we recommend joining an at-Camp tour during Memorial Day Weekend, offered on May 29, 2022.

Does my family need to get tested before coming to a Family Camp program?

Yes. Please have everyone in your family tested for COVID-19 with a PCR COVID test, within 72 hours of arriving at family camp. We recommend going through your healthcare provider or a city or county testing site like Test the People, Curative or CityHealth, which all provide results within about 48 hours (please confirm with the provider as turnaround times can fluctuate).

In addition to the PCR test, participants must also take an at-home rapid antigen test the morning of Camp.

Please note that there is no wifi or cell reception so you should ensure that you have printed copies or screenshots available.

Financial Information

Cancellation policy

View our 2022 cancellation policy here.

Why did the program rates increase for 2022?

Summer camp tuition went up for 2022 because of the increased costs of COVID-19 related expenses. In addition, non-COVID-19 related expenses are on the rise, including food, staffing, benefits, insurance and more.

For Family Camp, we are serving a limited number of families due to COVID safety. With fewer families, we need to charge slightly more in order to make these weekends financially viable.

Financial assistance

Tawonga is committed to ensuring your family can experience the magic of Camp! To apply for Tawonga financial assistance, first, register for a Tawonga program and indicate your interest in financial assistance by checking the “Financial Options” box and indicating how much assistance you intend to apply for. Learn more about financial assistance here. Please know we will do everything we can to make Camp affordable for your family.

Will Tawonga cover the costs of COVID-19 tests?

COVID tests that are administered at Camp are built into the tuition. Families are responsible for getting a pre-camp COVID test within 72 hours of arrival at Camp and bringing the results with them to check-in.

Will you offer a full refund if Camp is canceled due to COVID-19, smoke or wildfires?

If we have to cancel a program before the first day of the session, we will provide an option for a complete refund.

If we have to cancel a program once it has begun, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a refund or credit. We will do our best to provide a partial refund or credit if possible. By the time a session has started, most of the expenses to run that session have already been incurred.

Trip insurance

You are not required to purchase trip insurance. You may want to look into trip insurance options for your child/family’s trip to Camp – there are many options that can be found with a quick Google search. We cannot recommend or endorse a specific company or carrier. If you decide to pursue trip insurance for your child/family’s time at Camp, please read the policy carefully to have an understanding of what events are/are not covered under the insurance.

FAQs for Enrolled Families & New Families

In case that wasn’t enough information for you, you can also explore additional FAQs specific to enrolled families here as well as FAQs specific to new families here

Additional Questions?

We know this is a lot of information to take in, and we are here to support you! Feel free to email info@tawonga.org or call us at 415.543.2267 to speak with a member of our year-round team. We’re happy to help!

Enrolled families are also invited to join one of our virtual orientations on Zoom to meet with Tawonga directors and ask your specific questions. All sessions are geared towards parents/guardians, but campers are welcome to join. More details about these orientation sessions will be provided in the Spring, and when available, this information will be on our website here.

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