COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE

"After the reality set in, we came to the decision that was most comfortable for us with the information and facts we have received during this pandemic. We want to offer camp this summer to our Hilltoppers only! We’ll be in touch with you soon, Hilltoppers."

2020 HILLTOPPER DATES

1st Term: July 1st-July 15th

2nd Term: July 17th-July 31st

VISITOR POLICY

As of June 15th , our staff will be practicing quarantining/ extreme social distancing, in preparation for the Staff arrival on June 24th. And after that date, only campers and staff attending camp this summer will be able to be on site. Our counselor staff will not be leaving for the entire summer, from June 24- July 31st in order to maintain the safest "cohort group" or Waldemar "bubble" possible.
With that said, WE CANNOT ACCEPT VISITORS DURING CAMP THE MONTH OF JULY.
Please make an appointment to visit after camp. We'd love to see you! 

Waldemar Operating Guidelines 2020

Pre-Camp Quarantine and Screening


We will not require campers to be tested for COVID-19 before arrival but they must quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days (if no test), or if no 14 day quarantine then a 7 day quarantine with a negative test result. For the COVID testing – we are requiring a nasal swab PCR, preferably done within 3 days of arrival at camp. Regardless of selected quarantine option ALL campers and staff must conduct the following pre-screening activities:

  • Taking and recording their temperature for 7 days before camp
  • Self-screening for the presence of symptoms (fever of 100.4 °F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea etc.) within the past two weeks.
  • Determining if the individual has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19.
  • Assessing the implied risk of any pre-existing illnesses.

If a camper or staff member is flagged during the pre-screening process, Camp Waldemar will make a decision about attendance.

**If your camper has any pre-existing conditions, you must contact camp at least 2 weeks before arrival. We will have a nurse talk to you about the medical appropriateness of camp this summer.

Campers MUST bring their completed pre-camp screening form to camp on Opening Day.




Opening Day


  • There will be scheduled drop off times
  • Our aim is to reduce density and physical interaction of individuals at any given time in the drop off area.
  • We will send communications to camp families assigning each camper to their drop off time window. Here is what we expect:
    • Parents are NOT permitted to exit their vehicles
    • Minimize the time you take saying goodbye to allow for the continual flow of traffic
    • Say goodbye inside their vehicles
    • You won’t be able to leave your car once on campgrounds. Restrooms are available in Kerrville, Ingram and Hunt.
  • We strongly suggest not having anyone 65 or older in your vehicle on Opening or Closing Day.
  • All medication must be pre-entered on the Health History form in Camp In-Touch before you arrive at camp. Medication MUST be in a clear Ziploc bag with the Camper’s name in large print on the bag. This will be handed to staff checking you in from the comfort of your car.
    • Medication not entered on the Health History form on Camp in Touch will not be administered.
    • Only bring medications taken on a daily basis. We have plenty of symptomatic “just-in-case” medicine (such as Benadryl, Tylenol, etc.).
  • All campers will need to bring their Pre-Camp Screening Form and negative COVID test results, if applicable. These will be collected by a staff member upon arrival.

  • All campers will need to have completed a pre-check for head lice within 3 days of Camp arrival. At check-in the child will need to turn-in verification of a pre-check. If no lice check has been completed prior to Camp the child will not be permitted to stay at Camp.
  • We will perform an initial health screening including temperature check, of all campers upon arrival. If your child’s temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher at this time she will not be allowed to get out of your vehicle and will not be permitted to stay at Camp. If your child’s temperature is between 99.9 and 100.3 degrees, she will be taken immediately to the Health Lodge where she will be treated and isolated. Pending her symptoms and degree of fever our medical staff may choose to have the child tested for COVID prior to allowing her to join normal Camp activities.




The Use of Cohorts/Pods/Groups at Camp Waldemar; These three terms may be used interchangeably


  • Kampong Groups: These should be close to a normal summer with 6 to 7 campers and one counselor. When possible these groups will stay together at certain times and for certain activities.
  • Cohort Groups: A Cohort will be defined as a group of kampongs with a maximum of 50 total people (campers and counselors included). Since Waldemar will only be hosting our Hilltoppers, our cohort group of kampongs will be under the 50 person maximum so that this group of individuals will be able to interact with each other in most instances.
  • Other Waldemar Cohorts are our Office Administration, our Maintenance/Housekeeping, Nursing staff, Kitchen staff and Wranglers. We will strive to mitigate contact with the campers and counselor staff.

Guidelines for Cohorts:

  • Organize camp into kampongs of 6 to 7 campers and 1 counselor for a maximum “Kampong” size of 8. These groups will remain consistent throughout the camp program.
  • “Kampongs” will live, eat, and do most group activities together.
  • Larger gatherings, especially inside buildings, increase the potential of communicable disease spread. Mitigation for these and any mass gathering will include splitting large assemblies into smaller groups (by “Kampong” or “Cohort”), outdoor programming, dining and program changes to minimize mixing, physical distancing between “Kampong” and the use of facial coverings (as age and developmentally appropriate) when distancing cannot be accomplished.
  • Everyone will enter the Dining Hall in their respective groups in a certain order and will be served their meal from our Kitchen staff.
  • Due to the small size of campers and staff attending camp this summer we hope that most interactions will be somewhat more like normal camp when possible.
  • Visits to camp will be limited to essential business ONLY.
  • Camp Waldemar is asking all summer staff members to remain on camp property, even during their times off. This will limit the chance of exposure and encourage counselors to stay within the “camp bubble” throughout the entirety of the summer.




Daily Health Checks


Camp Waldemar will conduct screenings on a daily basis for all campers and staff members. Counselors will already conduct daily checks to assess their campers’ health. In addition to the standard health checks, we will include taking temperature and asking about symptoms consistent with COVID-19. These screenings will be conducted by our nursing staff on a daily basis as well.

On a daily basis, all campers and staff members will be screened for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
    • We will check temperature of campers and staff members twice daily.




Response Management of Case(s) or Probable Case(s)


If a staff member or camper is identified as having a potential case of COVID-19, Camp Waldemar will isolate the individual in our separate isolation room of the health lodge and will consider the following:

  • Consider if a camper or staff member warrants further clinical evaluation, and if so, make arrangements to do so while keeping the patient isolated in the Health Lodge.
  • Staff or campers exhibiting new or worsening symptoms of possible COVID-19 will be transported to Peterson Urgent Care in Kerrville for immediate testing. When returned to camp they will be isolated until the return of test results.
  • If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, the camper’s parents or guardian will be required to pick up the camper within 8 hours. A determination will be made if additional testing will be necessary for other campers and staff. The state health department will be notified and communicable disease guidelines will be followed.
    • If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the staff member will leave Camp Waldemar property and the camp will notify parents/guardians of those possibly exposed. A determination will be made if additional testing will be necessary for other campers and staff. The state health department will be notified and communicable disease guidelines will be followed.




Camp Waldemar Mask Protocol


All campers and staff members will be required to bring at least two cloth face coverings to camp. These should be labeled with the camper or staff member’s name.

  • Campers and staff will wear a cloth face covering when indoors and interacting within 6 feet of anyone outside of their “Cohort”.
  • Within a “Kampong,” campers and counselors are not required to wear masks
  • Multiple “Cohorts” can occupy the same indoor space without wearing face coverings if the groups are separated by at least 6 feet (i.e. Dining Hall, etc).
    • Anyone serving food will wear masks and gloves.
    • Campers and staff will wear cloth face coverings at all times in the Health Lodge by a medical professional.
    • Staff members will wear a mask inside the camp store if campers outside their cohort are present.

Additionally, staff members will wear a cloth face covering when interacting within the personal space of a camper outside their “Cohort” (i.e. the camper could easily reach out and touch them) for more than 15 minutes.

  • Face coverings will not be required for campers or staff when in the river
  • Face coverings will not be required during most active outdoors games such as soccer or basketball.




Parent Communication


During Camp:

  • We will keep parents/legal guardians up to date on COVID-19 as it relates to the camp. We will send parents/legal guardians communications regarding the prevention efforts. If necessary, we will report the number of confirmed cases (if any)
  • Parents are not permitted to send campers packages or mail while they are at camp. If a camper is in need of an essential item, camp staff will get this item to the camper and charge it to the camper’s account on CampMinder. Emails are of course allowable.
  • If the decision to dismiss or end camp early is made, we will communicate these plans with our camp families.

In the event of a Potential Exposure:

  • Camp Waldemar will immediately inform parents/legal guardians about any potential contact their children may have had with confirmed cases.
  • If a camper is experiencing symptoms of illness, including symptoms of COVID-19, they will be assessed by our medical staff. If medical staff suspect a case of COVID-19, parents will be informed. Pick-up from camp may be necessary.
  • If necessary, we will communicate the following things:
    • Your child has tested positive for symptoms/COVID-19.
    • Your child was identified as having contact with a confirmed case.




Closed Community


A goal of pandemic response is to reduce interpersonal contacts to limit potential exposure to coronavirus. In the camp setting, this means limiting the amount of off-site exposure of staff and campers in the community (e.g., staff days off, etc.). Camp Waldemar is asking all summer staff members to remain on camp property, even during their times off. This will limit the chance of exposure and encourage counselors to stay within the “camp bubble” throughout the entirety of the summer. Any day trips will not involve interaction with the public, in keeping with our closed community. i.e. a canoe trip.

Visits to camp will be limited to essential business ONLY. Food vendors, contract repair services, fuel and gas deliveries, laundry, etc.




Travel Bans


Sadly, travel bans have turned our normally diverse international community into a domestic one. We have very few out of state campers this summer and the handful from states with larger outbreaks will be required to quarantine in Texas before they arrive at camp.




Cleaning and Disinfection


To minimize transfer of coronavirus at Camp Waldemar, cleaning methods will be employed to reduce risk to campers and camp staff.

  • Communal Spaces: Our staff members and housekeeping team will clean and disinfect communal spaces between groups. Disinfection after cleaning may not be feasible if scheduling of group activities does not allow for disinfectant to remain on treated surfaces for sufficient time to fully disinfect.
  • Shared Items: Cleaning and disinfecting of shared items between Cohort uses.
  • Frequently Touched Surfaces: Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and common spaces twice daily. Examples of frequently touched surfaces include tables, drinking fountains, door handles, hand railings, light switches, countertops, cabinet handles, desks, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks and ice machines.
  • Cleaning of outdoor structures made of plastic or metal will be carried out according to typical camp cleaning practices. More frequent cleaning of high touch outdoor surfaces, such as railings, will take place. Outdoor wooden surfaces, such as play structures or benches, will be cleaned according to standard camp practices and more frequently if needed to remove obvious soiling.
  • Toilets, Showers, Restrooms: High touch surfaces including toilets, showers, and restrooms are cleaned and disinfected multiple times daily.




Personal Hygiene


At the beginning of camp, staff members will train campers on behaviors and precautions they should abide by to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • How and when to effectively wash and sanitize hands
  • How to practice physical distancing in various settings (dining hall, activity spaces, kampong, etc.)
  • Face mask policy
  • Which symptoms to look out for and when to report them and to whom
  • Coughing and sneezing etiquette




Bathrooms & Showers


  • Campers will avoid sharing common bathroom supplies (towels, soap, toothpaste, etc.). Campers need to bring their own bathroom supplies and a container for toiletries to be stored in for the duration of camp (for example, a bathroom tote or a 1-quart clear plastic bag labeled with their name).
  • Campers should keep personal items in their bag or tote and store their bag or tote in a designated area.
  • A staggered shower schedule will be implemented to limit the number of people using the bathroom/shower facilities at one time.
  • We will have trash cans (with no lid) near the exit of the restrooms to make it easier to discard items.
  • We are posting the Handwashing sign from the CDC in the bathroom to remind campers and staff when and how to properly wash hands.
  • Kampong leaders will provide bathroom breaks between every activity and will ensure that campers wash hands properly afterwards.




Kampong/Bunk Arrangements


  • We are positioning sleepers head-to-toe to maximize distance between heads/faces:
    • In bunk beds, counselors will ensure that we position the head of the camper in the top bunk opposite the position of the camper in the bottom bunk.
  • We will keep each camper’s bedding separate.
  • There will be one laundry service in the middle of the term.




Camp Waldemar Distancing Protocol


  1. Campers and staff within a Cohort will limit interactions with members of other Cohorts. For example, the office, maintenance, housekeeping, nursing and wrangler groups.
  2. To the extent that they must interact, members of different Cohorts will do so with at least 6 feet of separation when possible.
  3. If members of different Cohorts must interact in close proximity (such as a staff member instructing campers outside of their “Cohort”), the following must be true:
    1. They will follow the Camp Waldemar Mask Protocol.
    2. They will consciously minimize the duration of this interaction (less than 15 minutes).




Dining Hall


  • Our Kitchen Manager will screen food service employees and assess their symptoms prior to starting work each day.
  • We will clean and disinfect the dining area between meal shifts.
  • We will decrease the occupancy density.
  • Kampongs will be assigned specific tables for the entire camp session, so they occupy the same table at each meal.
  • All meals will be served to campers from staff members wearing face masks and gloves. There will be no self-serve or buffet style options.
  • We will encourage diners to maintain physical distancing between themselves and others while in line to enter the dining hall.
  • There will be station dispensers of alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol at the entrance of the dining hall.
  • The dining hall will have signs posted reminding campers of the guidelines such as washing hands, maintaining social distance, etc.
  • We are discontinuing the use of communal condiment dispensers.




Closing Day


  • There will be a pickup schedule in which groups of campers are to be picked up from camp during staggered timeframes by “Cohort.”
  • We aim to reduce density and physical interaction of individuals at any given time in the pick-up area.
  • We will send communications to parents/guardians that assign each camper their pickup time window. Expectations:
    • Parents are NOT permitted to exit their vehicles
    • Minimize the time you take greeting your camper to allow for the continual flow of traffic
    • You won’t be able to leave your car. Bathroom facilities are available in Kerrville, Ingram and Hunt.
  • We strongly suggest not having anyone 65 or older in your vehicle on Opening or Closing Day.
  • We will escort campers to their parent’s/guardian’s vehicle.





Past COVID-19 Announcements

April 13th, 2020


We are sending lots of positive energy from the Sea of Woods to you. We are planning away as if the world will give us the GREEN light by mid-May. We have contracted many staff members and have a full camper list in every session! We continue to consider all options while we await the final go-ahead. We are so grateful for all your positive suggestions and find we are all on the same page.

Our Hilltoppers 2020 are at the forefront of our minds. We have watched them grow into the fine young ladies who will guide our future and we look forward to celebrating their years of friendships, traditions and memories at Waldemar once more.

We are encouraged by Gov. Abbott’s desire to get people safely back out into the work force, including testing and protocols. As they discuss when schools will resume, we might ask for your help in writing your state representatives a letter including the benefits to your family of the experience of summer camps. Let me get back to you on that.

As of now, Short Term will not be happening in May. We are hoping to schedule it at the end of the summer, but there are many things to still consider. We hope that in the next 30 days, we will have the best news possible. We continue to hope and pray that there will be extensive testing and safe protocol so that camp can happen. We are certain camp would be a beautiful celebration of our children learning and growing in God’s playground.

A Note from our Office Administrator ROBIN HARREL regarding Forms:
Get your Forms into Camp InTouch PLEASE! We will continue to keep you posted as we receive news and updates that may influence our summer plans, but for now, if you could go ahead and fill out your forms, maybe it will be like washing your car so it will rain. We would like to be prepared for anything, and without your forms, we might not have the manpower to catch up at the last minute.

OUR STRONGEST PRAYER IS FOR THE VIRUS TO GO AWAY AND OUR BIGGEST WISH IS TO HAVE YOUR GIRLS AT CAMP FOR OUR 95th SUMMER!!! You will hear from us weekly, if not sooner …AS THE WORLD TURNS

HOPE is a REAL THING FOLKS! Keep the FAITH:)
Wink, GA




April 3rd, 2020


Dear Waldemar Families,

We are praying for you to be well and growing in your faith while being together at home.

We are loving your positive letters and social media comments and photos about camp! Keep them coming! We are coming and going in shifts, due to social distancing. With the mandatory Shelter In Place order, we are told to stay at home and to many of us, this is our home! No complaints there, except we are missing one big ingredient: CAMPERS! Our year- around staff of kitchen, maintenance and office are all working hard each day to prepare for summer camp in hopes of having camp in the same form of excellence you expect.

As you know, Waldemar is an institution that has lasted 95 years! We’ve been through War times, the Depression, and several epidemics and gotten through it all; this pandemic is bigger than the ones before, but we’ll get through this, don’t you worry. Hakuna Matada! We used the LION KING theme for Family Camp (which should be happening this weekend by the way) and it feels like SCAR has gotten a hold of MUFASA. But let’s remember who wins in that deal: SIMBA! Waldemar wants nothing more than to have all our SIMBA’S back in the tribe. As a pack, let us all pray for the whole world right now so God’s plan can hurry along.

Instead of planning for family camp arrival and your camp arrival, we are zooming into meetings all day with other camps and governmental organizations. They don’t have any answers either. How can they? Please feel our empathy as we all go through this together.

Many of you have questions about the status of this upcoming summer. Things are changing daily and until we see the curve not only flatten, but go away, we need to remain patient and responsible.

In regard to tuition, we are going to move the deadline back to May 15th at this point. For those of you that have sent in your checks recently, we are just holding them until we have a start and stop date for camp. If you need your check back, please let us know. If camp is canceled due to things that are out of our control, our hope is that you would allow us to roll over the deposit to 2021 camp.

SHORT TERM DATES will change. Bear with us on posting new dates.

Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding during this crisis as we all go through this ever changing situation and lifestyle change together. PRAY for a VACCINE!

Thank you for your support.

Bless this Camp, Oh Lord we Pray, keep it safe by night and day,

The Waldemar Family




March 27th, 2020


Hello camp families.

We had a very insightful meeting with about 40 representatives from camps all over Texas on Wednesday afternoon. It was great to hear from so many in our camp community and to know we are all facing the same challenges. The overall sentiment from almost everyone is that they are moving forward planning for camp this summer unless we are told otherwise. After another meeting with our legislative group in Austin, it seems that because the Health Department is so busy now that there may not be a determination regarding camps and the summer sessions until mid May. We are praying for some resolution by then and we are ever hopeful!!!

We sure hope and pray for any cure that is in the works to be THE ONE!!!

Teak Elmore




March 23rd, 2020


We are taking shifts in the office this week, with one person upstairs and one downstairs. Others are working from home. 
If you would like to contact someone by email, you may email them directly or you may send a note through info@waldemar.com and Maribel will forward it out to the right person. 

Some fee checks came in March and if your check has not been deposited yet, Teak is still holding those checks in our safe until May 1st. If you would prefer something else, let us know >>>> robin@waldemar.com 

The camp dates are not in our control anymore, as I'm sure you are unsure of how long you'll have your children at home. So much is up in the air; it's kind of unreal. We are ever hopeful to have things run on schedule with serious protocol for those entering the gates of Waldemar.

To stay up to date on COVID-19, we are having weekly meetings with Courtney Hoffman, who gathers the latest Legislative information from the Texas State Capital, concerning youth camp regs and health and safety rules. We meet often with other camps in the area, trying to grasp this pandemic, taking it day by day. We talk to our pediatrician and our head nurse regularly, preparing ourselves for your camper's safety and health this summer, as well as our own.


Please be patient with us. We will update you as we know more. Your child is so precious to us; for that, we value your confidence in us during these uncertain times.


Be well,

GA Elmore




March 19th, 2020


Rumor has it camp is not happening. This is FALSE! Until “the powers that be” tell us we can’t open, I will be jumping for those buses right on schedule! So far, summer youth camps in our area are not being affected. Your camper’s safety and health is our main concern, as well as our staff’s, so we will comply to rules of quarantines, state regulations and mandates. Please pray for God to get rid of the virus as well as the enemy of fear.

Prayer works! And you don’t have to touch each other to pray.

Be well,

GA Elmore




March 16th, 2020


Thank you so much for the positive responses so far. We have received several questions about tuition and health forms. The extended deadline of May 1st applies to all forms as well as all balances.

In regards to payments that have already been made for the tuition balance, we will reach out with a more concrete answer after this week as Teak and I are currently traveling and out of the office.

At this point, we have not cancelled camp, but if you need your tuition money refunded, please get in touch with our office administrator Robin (robin@waldemar.com), so she can verify your information on file.

Although we love hearing from you, in lieu of being inundated with emails and phone calls, we ask that you please refer to the News section of your CampMinder account for up to date information and communications.

As far as the fall deposits go, pray strong that camp opens right on schedule!

Remaining hopeful,

GA Elmore

Texas Department of State Health Services: Information for Communities & Other Specific Groups




April 22nd, 2020


H
Hello, Howdy, Hi! And Happy Earth Day from all four of us in our perspective camp offices, a herd of horses grazing, a couple of barking dogs and those of us who are working from home:


We wish we had answers on camp for this summer, but we don't yet. No amount of Zoom meetings can made it come true at this point. I think of our "hill lights" at times, when I switch them on in the morning, I can control all the lights on the hill. I wish it could be that easy ... to turn on a switch and CAMP is ALIVE and GOING!

O

Optimism is the best medicine!

We should know more definite dates for our summer camp between May 8th due to several things that will be decided by then. And if it's not May 8th, how about May 15th! I'm going to be very transparent here and say that's probably when we would need to decide on First and Second Term dates being moved back, as well as setting Short Term dates. Our summer as it was will need to be restructured, I believe.

Thank God for our flexible Staff. They have been so accommodating with Katie. We have them on “Stand-By” for now and they have shown us nothing but respect and enthusiasm for our complex situation.

P

PROUD to be a TEXAN
After the Presidential speech and the Texas Governor's speech last week, we did feel a little ray of sunshine, especially when Dr. Birx mentioned the "PHASES" of re-opening businesses. Texas is in pretty darn good shape I might say. I've never been so proud to be a TEXAN then I am now. Phase 2 is within reach here. However, there is still so much that's unknown like when we can open camp, how many people we can facilitate at a time, and what CDC guidelines we will need to follow, like having campers and staff tested before their arrival?

We are staying in touch with some members on the Texas Governor's Advisory committee to re-open Texas. And fortunately, every Texas camp we have been collaborating with, has someone on that committee who they can reach out to on our behalf, be it testing availability or lobbying for youths to go to camp. We don’t want them to forget about us.
How can we be so lucky as to have had the Governor's daughter here at Waldemar too! We know for fact that Governor Abbott really "GETS CAMP!" He'll do whatever he can to open youth camps this summer, but even if we can, there are so many stipulations to consider. Hang in there with us as we plan ahead.

E
Exams can wait until it’s safe to get out
Under the unusual circumstances, we also must be patient about the timing of the physician's exams this spring. This can be uploaded when obtained. Our only request is that it is within 2 weeks of camp arrival. We totally understand that getting into a doctor of choice at this time isn't logical.

We also will be adding waivers that include the Covid-19 epidemic and several other forms will be reissued according to CDC guidelines. We know how much you love paperwork, almost as much as we love filing it. What else do you have to do?

Thank you for being so committed. We hear every single prayer. Keep the Faith! Reminder: God calls you to venture where you cannot see the end, by paths never yet taken, through perils unknown;
Go with good courage, not knowing where you go, but only that God’s hand is leading you and God’s love is supporting you.
Pray with me:
Jesus, we hear bad news and let it get to us at times. Please help us see and feel the Good News that you bring to us.
May we recognize how you walk with us today and every day, transforming our sorrows and bringing new life. AMEN
GA Elmore




May 9th, 2020


Dear campers and parents,
Thank you for answering your survey! We got such a great response. It truly shows the dedication and trust our families have in Waldemar.
Some camps have released their summer dates. We don’t feel comfortable doing that yet because we might end up getting to open earlier than we say.

We are being patient and cautious, waiting for the Governor’s orders, which should be happening by May 18th. If the authorities and the CDC guidelines allow it, we can plan the optimal dates for the time we are allowed, that work best for everyone.
With this waiting period, we are still prepping for camp! First and Second terms will be shortened and if we get to open, our starting dates for First term will be moved later in June.

Hang in there with us.
Hugs to everyone,
GA

Best quote of the week:
“I will put my trunk on my back and carry it to Waldemar if I have to”
~Dallas HT




May 18th, 2020


Camp articles and updates will also be posted on Camp InTouch May 18th, 2020 Dear Waldemar Families,

If you ask any Camp Director what this has been like, they will tell you, “It’s been like a roller coaster.”

We have never really been thrill seekers and we certainly have never enjoyed a roller coaster like most, and we can honestly say some of us will NEVER ride one again. The tallest nor the fastest roller coaster can compare to what camp owners, directors and camp admin have felt since Covid-19 came into our vocabulary.

After Governor Abbott spoke about letting the overnight camps open, we got a great quote from a parent, “God really does love Texas the most!” When we asked God for discernment and clarity, He took His time giving it to us, but once it hit, we must say it was quite liberating to know His plan for us this summer. Camp Waldemar should be able to open its gates some time at the end of June. As you can imagine, there are many parameters and guidelines that we need to study, not to mention we need to get our staff lined up as soon as possible. With this in mind, we ask for time to do all of this and get you the exact camp dates very soon.

So back to the roller coaster… after being briefed on the strict social distancing and cohort guidelines, we want our patrons to be aware that Waldemar will be a different experience this summer than the 94 summers before. We will work on bringing back the spirit of Waldemar to everyone, in a happy and safe environment.

Hope + Faith = Camp!
GA, Teak, Marsha and The Waldemar Family





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OFF- SEASON HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30AM-4:30PM

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SUMMER HOURS

Monday-Saturday 

Someone is in the office from

7:30AM until TAPS(around 10PM) 

The office administrator will be there 

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM except during meals

Sunday

A counselor will be answering the phone from

9AM - 9PM except during meals