Resources for Parents

Welcome, Parents!

You’ve come to the right place to get all your information about camp. For Summer 2022, we will be offering Wombat Overnight & Teen Leadership Camp Overnight. See our Covid-19 FAQs below for our current procedure to keep your camper safe. As guidance changes, we will update the page. If you have questions about financial aid through our Campership program, check back mid-March. We are working on getting our Campership application process together.

What’s unique about Camp Woolman?

Camp Woolman is unique because of its small size, noncompetitive nature, and special focus on environmental and peace education. Our campers are constantly telling us that camp taught them that it is okay to be who they are – in fact, it’s great to be who they are! One of the best things about our camp is the diversity of kids that come here, and our staff’s effort to celebrate everyone’s unique ways of simply being themselves.

Who comes to Camp?

We have homeschoolers, public schoolers, and private schoolers, world travelers, homebodies, athletic kids, artists, musicians, scientists, never been outside before kids, never want to go inside kids, loud kids, shy kids, etc. Everyone is accepted for who they truly are at camp, and creating a compassionate and supportive community is our number one goal. Camp is about having fun, being independent, making friends, and challenging yourself to try out new things.

Covid 19 FAQs

This page was last updated on 1/28/2022

The last 10 two years have shown us what will be happening month to month with the COVID-19 virus is difficult to predict. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the ever-changing guidelines.

Camp Woolman will be in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines given on the federal, state, and local levels. These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is announced. With combined efforts from the American Camp Association (ACA), YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), and an independent expert panel coordinated by the Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) a Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance has been released. Camp Woolman will be using this resource as a basis for moving forward with camp.

Below are some FAQs. Answers to these questions will be updated as new information is released.
All participants and staff of Woolman programs will be expected to:
  • Participate in health checks.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Minimize time spent indoors. Meals & activities will occur outdoors as much as possible.
  • Wash hands before and after meals as well as camp activities that involve sharing supplies. -Hand sanitizer will be provided when a hand washing station is unavailable.
  • Not sharing personal items such as water bottles and snacks.

Upon arrival, a health check consists of a temperature check and a series of questions including but not limited to:

  • Have you been in contact within anybody with a positive COVID-19 result within the last 14 days?
  • Do you have or have you shown any of the following COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days?- Fever
    – Chills
    – Cough
    – Loss of taste or small
    – Shortness of breath
    – Fatigue
    – Sore throat
    – Congestion or runny nose
    – Nausea or vomiting
    – Diarrhea 
  • Have you been in contact with anybody showing COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days?

If a camper is showing symptoms or has been in contact with somebody who is showing symptoms within the last 14 days during a health check they will be sent home. Please keep your camper at home if the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’.

We are looking into an app that allows families to screen themselves prior to arriving at camp!

If a camper starts showing symptoms during the day, they will be isolated in a comfortable location and a parent/guardian will be notified. We will have rapid test available to test the camper on site. If the result is positive, the parent/guardian will be called to pick up their camper.
We are requiring proof of negative covid test within three days before coming to camp.
No. We do not require children and teens to be vaccinated.
Common spaces such as bathrooms and indoor activity spaces will be limited to one group at a time and will be cleaned regularly throughout the day with cleaning supplies approved by CDC.
If anybody in your household tests positive for COVID-19 while a camper is attending a program or within 14 days after attending a program please notify the Camp Program’s Director immediately. Woolman will follow the Public Health Department’s protocol to notify families and staff that had possible contact with COVID-19.
There is a non-refundable deposit to help cover the processing fees that accrue during checkout. Please see specific program pages for more information on costs.

Each registration includes a non-refundable deposit to cover the processing fees accumulated during registration. Cancellations made before the first day of the session your camper is registered for will receive a full refund, minus the deposit and any donations made during checkout. Cancellations made after the first day of the session you are registered for are non-refundable. If camp is canceled due to local, state, or federal guidance, you will receive a refund minus the deposit, successful days at camp, and any donations made during check-out.

If you have any questions please contact:
Raen Thornberry
Camp Programs Director
E-mail: raent@woolman.org
Phone: 530-273-3183 ext 114

Woolman seeks to both inspire and to prepare individuals to work for peace, justice, and environmental sustainability, and to deepen their personal and spiritual growth.

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