National Music Camp is a member of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA). The OCA has a COVID-19 Task Force that is working with both the federal and provincial governments and is developing a comprehensive guide for the safe operation of overnight summer camps. NMC is also in regular contact with the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit for the latest guidelines and requirements for businesses operating in this district. NMC is committed to opening camp for the 2021 summer and doing so by following and/or exceeding all the safety protocols implemented by the government and local Health Unit. We are very confident NMC will be able to operate and provide an exceptional music and camp experience for all campers, staff and faculty while maintaining the utmost safety protocols. As the summer approaches and we receive more information, we will continue to keep our NMC families informed of any new developments. At this point, it is too early to know exact protocols regarding masks, vaccine requirements, co-horting, wind instruments, singing, etc….. Please be assured, we will keep you updated.
We remain optimistic and ask our NMC community to do the same. We have, from the start, taken the “We are all in this together” approach in dealing with this pandemic, and will continue to do so. Therefore, if the impossible happens again, and we are not able to operate, we will provide, just like last year, 100% refunds to all enrolled camper families. Hiring staff has begun, finalizing the 2021 Faculty is taking place and all the logistical details are being worked out. Therefore, we need you to do your part, stay positive and register for camp. Let’s work together, follow the guidelines and do our part to overcome COVID and get back to camp. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at NMC 2021 in August!
Bruce, Patti, Pete, Tan, Larry and Margot
National Music Camp Director Team