Manidokan News

Summer 2021 – June 21 Update

Dear Parents, This email outlines all the important steps that need to be completed before your camper arrives at camp to ensure we have all the information we need to provide a safe camp experience.  This list is just a summary, and more details are provided in the...

Summer 2021 – June 15 Update

Dear Parents, We want to thank you again for choosing to send your campers to Manidokan and/or West River this summer and for following our COVID-19 safety precautions.  We appreciate all you are doing to help keep your camper and our entire camp community safe this...

Summer 2021 – June 10 Update

Dear Parents, June is here and that means camp is right around the corner.  Summer staff are already onsite beginning their training and final preparations are underway. We want to take this opportunity to share with you our COVID-19 safety protocols we will operate...

Summer 2021 – May Update

Dear Parents, The following are updated to our COVID-19 protocols for summer campers in 2021.  These protocols are according to the State of MD COMAR Summer Youth Camp regulations. Safety of our camp community is our upmost priority, and we need your help leading up...

Summer 2021 – April update

Dear Parents, As spring weather warms up and summer gets nearer, we wanted to share our plans for the health and screening procedures we will be following this summer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Health screening will take place in four phases for all...

Summer 2021 – March Update

Dear Parents, As we turn the corner from winter and head into spring the excitement for summer camp continues to grow!  While we continue to make preparations for camp this month, we want to share more details on the enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures we...

Summer 2021 – February update

Dear Parents, Our number one priority is for camp to be a safe space for all attending.  In 2021 part of our safety plan means mitigating the risks of COVID-19.  We will be sending monthly emails to you detailing a component of our COVID-19 safety procedures for the...

Summer 2021- January Update

Dear Parents,  We pray you, your camper, and all your loved ones are well.  Summer camp 2021 may feel far away, but at Manidokan and West River we have been working for many months on plans for next summer.   It was devastating to cancel our onsite programs in 2020,...

A look back at 2020

It has been a long and strange year for us as a camp and retreat center without campers! However, we found ways, within changing parameters, to welcome people to Manidokan. We celebrate the number of families and small groups who came to camp this summer to enjoy...

40 for 40 Challenge

When our summer camps made the decision to close, Manidokan Director, Rev. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads, and Assistant Director, Steve Lane, looked for ways to bring the spirit of summer camp to their season.  One of these ways is the Manidokan "40 for 40 Challenge".  Steve...