Dear NMC Community,
Yesterday, we finally got the answer we were waiting for when Doug Ford announced that overnight summer camps were allowed to open this summer. We are extremely excited to receive this amazing news and can now concentrate our efforts on getting ready for camp. There are a number of important steps that need to occur including the official publication of government guidelines for camp operations this summer. We anticipate receiving these guidelines in the coming days and will communicate all necessary information with our NMC families once all the details are finalized.
The new dates for camp of August 22nd to August 29th will remain with both Junior and Senior Divisions taking place simultaneously. As indicated in our previous correspondence, the daily schedule, rehearsal areas, meal times, evening programs, faculty concerts and concert day will be modified based on the government guidelines. The great news is that we have already begun planning for all eventualities and know we will be able to provide an extraordinary music and camp experience to every NMC camper.
NMC has a unique advantage to all other camps as we have the benefit of additional time and experience. Case counts will continue to drop over the summer, vaccination rates will increase (including opportunities for all faculty, staff and the vast majority of campers to be vaccinated), plus all COVID-19 protocols will already be tried, true and trusted throughout the summer during Camp Wahanowin. We are very confident that NMC 2021 will be not only amazing, but extremely safe and healthy!
Many of you have already demonstrated your support for camp by enrolling throughout the year, while some have been waiting for the official announcement from the government. Now that we have the word, the time has come to act, show your support for NMC and register while space is still available and not miss out on another year. We’ll do our part by providing an exceptional and safe environment, but we are hoping and counting on you to display your love for NMC and join us at camp this summer.
Stay safe and healthy!
Bruce, Patti, Larry, Margot, Pete and Tan
The National Music Camp Directors