YMCA Camp Thunderbird COVID-19 Update
RIDE THE WAVE OF POSSIBILITIES WITH US THIS SUMMER
At YMCA Camp Thunderbird, we know that a true summer experience is what children need most right now. We also know things will look different for many of us this summer and as families continue to plan for this upcoming season, the YMCA Camp Thunderbird will be a resource for you. Our children will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than before as a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world.
This summer YMCA Camp Thunderbird will follow a model that puts the health and safety of our campers and staff first, while providing care to your children in even more ways than before. Our goal is to give your camper an experience that will still capture the magic of summer amidst all of these additional steps.
With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Camp Thunderbird will follow COVID-19 safety precautions as identified. Currently, our preliminary plans will include practices such as lower staff to camper ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
We have also updated our check-in and check-out procedures, added daily temperature and health screenings, adjusted dining hall/food service schedules and will no longer serve food family-style. Additionally, we have installed sanitation stations for all program areas and hired more staff that are exclusively responsible for disinfecting and cleaning our camp ground. To ensure your camper’s safety we have also developed Coronavirus-specific staff training and campers will now stay in smaller groups as determined by state and local guidelines. We have also recently added a partnership with Atrium Health as our onsite healthcare provider.
Nearly two miles of shoreline on Lake Wylie provides an amazing backdrop for life-changing experiences. Our ultimate water playground has welcomed campers for over 80 years and has helped kids cultivate individual talents and skills like independence, self-discipline and empathy.
During the summer, Camp Thunderbird is a safe, nurturing, and unforgettable plunge into adventure that inspires kids to be their best. The remainder of the year children, teachers, families and companies find similar, memorable experiences. Come find your fit - year-round - at Camp Thunderbird!