Dear Camp Arcadia Family,
It is with heavy hearts that we share with you our decision that we are cancelling our regular summer season and will start to focus on ensuring a safe and healthy Arcadia in summer 2021.
This is a hard decision for us, for our camp family, for our year-round staff, and for our families as this is the first time in over 100 years we will not have the Arcadia family together on the shores of Pleasant Lake. At the same time, it is an easy decision when thinking about the safety of our campers and staff as that is, and always has been, our highest priority.
As you know, a summer at Arcadia is about friendships with people of all ages from many different places. It is about being in a beautiful place, sharing a crazy creek, braiding hair and making friendship bracelets. It is about getting stuck in your cabin in a rainstorm and singing camp songs with your best friends. It is about building a fire, sailing a boat and swimming with new friends and old. It is about the challenge of paddling a canoe in white water for the first time, being in a play performed for the whole camp and learning how to shoot with a bow and arrow. It is about sharing mud-pies and Campfire games.
We know our campers and staff will miss this time together, as will we. All of us are in this together.
Below are communications to each part of our camp community.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Louise at email@example.com or call her at 203.965.0939. If she does not answer, please leave a message and she will return your call.
Anne Henderson Fritts
Louise Fritts Johnson
Katherine Henderson Fritts
Two Week Sessions
June 24 - July 10 (for current 1st - 3rd graders)
July 12 - July 25 (for current 1st - 3rd graders)
July 26 - August 12 (for current 1st - 8th graders)
Four Week Session
June 24 - July 25
June 24 - August 12
Our goal is to provide a healthy summer experience for your daughters in our 2021 season.
As you likely know, but may not often consider, we work year-round to ensure that the seven-week summer is happy, healthy and safe. Camp Arcadia’s income is primarily the tuition paid by families. We have made, and will continue to make, many adjustments – small and large – to help Camp Arcadia survive these unusual times including:
Securing the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) funding to pay year- round staff until the end of June. (Thank-you TD Bank in Oxford, Maine.)
Reducing our year-round and maintenance staff
Reducing our technical support systems as much as possible
Reducing as many expenses as possible, e.g., not registering vehicles and motor-boats for the summer
Negotiating with vendors, including rentals such as vans and horses, insurance, etc.
The money you have paid Camp Arcadia for registration and tuition is yours and will be returned to you in time as we can. Based on the difficult economic situation we have developed three options in our tuition policy.
Louise Johnson will be sending you a link to Google appointments to discuss these options with you in person and will send you written confirmation of your choice. Donation, rollover and refund requests can only be accepted after a conversation with Louise.