HOW LONG IS FAMILY CAMP?
Families may rent a cabin for a 3-night/4-day stay OR a 4-night/5-day stay at camp. Please see enrollment form for dates.
CAN I SHARE A CABIN WITH OUR FRIENDS/COUSINS/EXTENDED FAMILY?
Families can only share a cabin with the people who they have been living in quarantine with for a minimum of two weeks prior to Family Camp arrival. This is mandated by the state of Massachusetts.
WE KNOW THAT IN-SEASON, WINADU IS A BOYS CAMP, IS FAMILY CAMP COED?
Yes! We welcome all campers and families to camp regardless of gender.
HOW DO I MAKE SURE THAT I AM WITH OTHER FAMILIES THAT WE KNOW?
We understand that doing Family Camp with your children’s friends is a real draw to the experience. We recommend that you connect with your camper’s camp friends and choose the week that works best for each of your families. We cannot make any guarantees but will do our best to make sure you are with the people you enjoy.
CAN WE BRING OUR FAMILY PET?
Although we are very much dog and pet lovers we unfortunately cannot host them at Winadu Family Camp.
HOW DOES ENROLLMENT WORK?
-Winadu families will be given priority for enrollment.
-Friends of Winadu families are invited to enroll and note which Winadu family their are joining.
-Families will rank their top 3 choices for dates.
-Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
-Families may apply tuition credit to pay for Family Camp if desired.
WHAT ARE THE FEES AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
Fees are $2,500 for 3-nights/4-days and $3,000 for 4-nights/5-days for single cabin/building rental up to and including 4 persons, and $350 per additional person over the age of 2. There is no charge for children ages 2 and under. Tuition for Family Camp is due upon enrollment. All fees are fully refundable until two weeks prior to session start date. All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that Family Camp is only possible if the state of Massachusetts and the local Board of Health allow it to operate. We are subject to the rules and policies of the Governor of Massachusetts and his re-opening plan. Reservation is on a first come, first-serve basis is only relevant to number of overall spots during family camp. YOU MUST PICK THREE DIFFERENT DATE OPTIONS AND DATES WILL BE ASSIGNED NEXT WEEK.
WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?
All cabins are equipped with private sinks, showers, and toilet facilities, hot and cold water and camp beds! As with our campers, be sure to pack your pillows, twin sheets and towels! Packing list to follow enrollment.
For families flying to Family Camp, we will make individual arrangements to meet your needs for linens and towels.
WHO ARE THE STAFF WORKING AT FAMILY CAMP?
Alongside Jared, Jill, Alissa and Mike, we have about 25 staff members who will be helping to create this amazing experience. They are a mix of key staff, counselors and lifeguards, some returning and some new. We know there will be some very familiar faces that your camper’s will be excited to see!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR MEAL TIME?
Three meals per day and afternoon snack will be served three styles throughout: outdoor, in our Dining Hall, and boxed meals “to-go.” Families will be assigned tables inside the Dining Hall, outside on our Deck and on picnic tables in a way to allow for social distancing. Disposable plates, utensils, and cups will be used. Winadu will maintain a nut-free environment. We will follow all guidelines presented by the state. Please advise us within the enrollment form of any food allergies and/or special dietary restrictions/requirements.
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM DAY LOOK LIKE?
Families will travel as a unit to activities throughout the day. We will assign families to program areas for the structured periods so they can experience all that Family Camp has to offer. If a family does not want to go, there will be plenty of open spaces, courts, and fields open for families to enjoy on their own.
Staff will be available at many activities to help lead activities. There will also be some activities that are parent guided with helpful instructions and supplies.
Every night, we will offer all camp Evening Activities, and on certain days, there will be special events that mimic some of the most popular Winadu traditions (social distancing included)!
Campers and parents will participate together in activities and not be separated for individual “camper based” or “grown-up based” activities. On select nights after evening activity and campers are in bed, parents may request to have a staff member sit “on duty” in the bunk area so parents may social distance with other parents. Those counselors will not interact with campers, rather be able to contact the parent to return to their child if needed. Additional fees may apply.
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED?
There will be scheduled day-time activities as well as open spaces for families to use. Every night there will be an evening activity and there will be some exciting special events throughout the session! Please note that activities and schedule are all subject to change based on the Massachusetts Re-Opening Plan determined by the Governor and weather.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Pool (when Mass guidelines allows)
Arts & Crafts
WILL THERE BE ADDITIONAL PAID PROGRAMS?
We are working with local Golf Courses and Golf Professionals to offer families who are interested preferred tee times and lessons. More information to follow.
HOW WILL EQUIPMENT BE DISTRIBUTED/ORGANIZED?
Wherever possible, separate equipment will be distributed to each family for use throughout the session (e.g. balls, bats, life jackets, etc.). Use of personal equipment is encouraged and will be outlined on the packing list. If equipment is shared, we will be following Massachusetts cleaning and sanitizing guidelines in between use.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Rain at camp is Liquid Sunshine:) Family Camp will continue and will be prepared with a rainy day schedule for all participants. Credits/refunds can not be issued due to inclement weather.
CAN WE EXPECT WINADU TRADITIONS?
Yes, we are going to incorporate many of our favorite Winadu traditions such as celebrating Birthdays, College Days, Zork Day, Clap-In, Campership songs and more.
IS THERE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ON SITE?
Families should pack and be ready to administer their own medicines and prescriptions as well as basic first aid (Tylenol, band aids etc.). One camp nurse will be available to assist onsite or through tele-health with emergencies or unforeseen health issues.
IF I AM RENTING A HOUSE IN THE BERKSHIRES, CAN I COME VISIT FOR THE DAY?
We are sorry to say that day campers and visitors are not allowed to visit for the day. We realize that this may be disappointing for those who are renting in the area or visiting family. Due to the nature of the COVID-19 situation and the local Board of Health protocols. We are asked to limit visitors onsite.
WHAT SAFETY MEASURES DOES MY FAMILY HAVE TO TAKE PRIOR TO ATTENDING FAMILY CAMP AND DURING THE SESSION?
-Families are urged to test for COVID-19 prior to arrival to camp. If you are unable to find a test near your home, you may opt to for the Vault Health At-Home COVID-19 Saliva test (www.vaulthealth.com). Please note that while this is not required, it is highly recommended.
-Families are asked to take daily temperature checks for 14 days prior to attending Family Camp and not attend if there are any known symptoms.
-Families will have daily temperature checks and health screenings while on camp that will be administered by our camp staff while on property.
DO WE HAVE TO WEAR MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ON PROPERTY?
Our goal is to offer a needed respite from the world we have been living in for the last few months. In order to do that, we have an obligation to do our part in keeping our camp families and staff as safe as possible. Our staff will be required to wear face coverings as per Massachusetts re-opening guidelines and practicing social distance when not in face coverings. Families will need to wear face coverings at certain times throughout the day, specifically when social distancing is not possible or indoors.
WHAT IS THE CLEANING/SANITIZING PROTOCOL?
All cabins will be cleaned and sanitized between Family Camp sessions. Families will clean their cabin during their stay. Winadu will supply cleaning supplies. Public bathrooms will be closed under Massachusetts regulations. All equipment will be properly washed and sanitized between use, multiple times throughout the day, and between each session.
CAN I LEAVE THE PROPERTY?
Yes. As long as you are following Massachusetts COVID-19 Guidelines and practicing social distancing and using face coverings when necessary, there are fun family activities open for families to enjoy. More details on hikes, outdoor art exhibits, Golf Tee Times will be sent after enrollment. We encourage families to stay on camp throughout their stay.
WHAT IS THE WIFI AVAILABILITY ON CAMP IF I NEED TO WORK?
WiFi is not available inside the cabins but is available in certain public spaces. We suggest bringing a personal hot-spot if WiFi is needed. Most cell phone companies are reliable on camp.
MAY I BRING MY OWN SNACKS AND ADULT BEVERAGES?
Yes. Families are welcome to bring their own selection of snacks, drinks and beverages. Winadu Family Camp is a BYOB event. Please remember we are a nut free facility. On the packing list, you will see an airtight container to store dry food snack items. Remember to throw in a bottle opener and plastic drink cups. Winadu can provide ice if needed.