Summer 2021 Updates for Enrolled Families

The California Department of Public Health announced on March 11 that residential camps will be able to re-open starting June 1, 2021! We cannot wait to welcome families back to Camp Tawonga! With COVID-19 at the forefront of our minds as we move forward with planning, this page is intended to keep you informed and prepared.

Below, you will find information on:

Our COVID-19 Task Force
NEW Enrolled Family FAQs
2021 General FAQs
Town Halls
Assumptions for Tawonga’s 2021 Season

COVID-19 Task Force

We are working closely with a COVID-19 Task Force comprised of doctors, epidemiologists and health professionals to advise us on operating safely, including the creation of extensive COVID-19 policies for the summer. Read about our Task Force members here.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2021

There’s a lot of new information to take in this season. We hope these FAQs help!

Town Halls

Join virtual Town Halls 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. We recommend that you attend a new or returning family Town Hall and require that you attend a pre-Camp quarantine Town Hall.

Click here for specific Town Hall info and choose the date(s) that work best for your family.

Assumptions for Tawonga’s 2021 Season

Creating a safe and healthy Camp environment. The health and safety of our campers and staff is our number one priority. We are working closely with experts to develop safe plans for the summer. We continue to adapt as more information comes forward. Flexibility is the theme of the summer.

Camp Reopening. The California Department of Public Health announced on March 11 that residential camps will be able to re-open starting June 1, 2021! As part of our planning process we are collaborating with ACA and the CDC to ensure we develop our protocols in line with their recommendations and requirements. The CDPH will release guidelines for residential camps in April 2021, which we will also follow closely. 

Vaccines will NOT be widely available for children. At this time, medical experts have notified us that the likelihood of a vaccine specifically for children prior to summer is low. We are hoping that our summer staff will be vaccinated and are actively working with our staff to support this process. We will continue to monitor vaccine development for both children and adults and will update policies accordingly.

COVID-19 Operating Plans. Our operating plan focuses on developing protocols that include pre-camp screening and testing, onsite screening and testing, cohort/podding in small groups, and programmatic adaptations in an effort to mitigate spread, and best create a system that allows us to handle any cases should one appear. We are utilizing a multi-layered approach aligned with best practices to keep our camp community safe and healthy this summer.

Additional Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. You can reach a member of our team at 415.543.2267 or at We are here to help!


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