Summer 2022

We expect to receive State-specific guidance for summer 2022 by mid-May. 

Summer camp over the past two seasons has looked and felt a bit different, but we are committed to bringing our campers and families valuable experiences. Camps play a vital role for kids and for our community, and we will be approaching this summer with vigilance, creative planning, and safety as our highest priority. Our conditions- much like the weather or changing water conditions that we are familiar with constantly evaluating- are changing weekly, even daily, as we adapt to what our world is going through. We will face these changes with communication, and our goal is for you, the camp families, to feel like you are informed and that we're preparing you better than ever for your week at camp.  

We are incredibly thankful for the many supportive comments we have received regarding the strong camp culture that we have built over the past 20+ years. THANK YOU-- you are what makes SumMAT Camp an amazing place for kids to gain confidence, bonds and experiences that stick with them for a lifetime. And for those who are choosing to step away this summer; we understand, we will miss you, and we will see you when you're ready. 

Per the Vermont Department of Health Guidelines:

  • As of April 11, 2022, masks are optional for all Petra Cliffs visitors and staff. 
  • Campers and staff will be required to wear masks while in camp vans.
  • Please monitor your camper's health each day and please do not send them to camp if they are sick or have a fever.
  • Please follow the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator if your child becomes a close contact or tests positive for Covid-19. 
  • Children who arrive from out-of-state must follow the current VT state guidelines.
  • Hand washing and/or hand sanitizing will be regularly implemented.
  • Common areas and frequently touched surfaces will be regularly disinfected, and we will be limiting the sharing of supplies and equipment. 

Overnight Expedition Considerations

We expect to have updated state guidance by May, and we anticipate it being less restrictive than 2021 (2021 guidance here). We will be requiring a negative Covid-19 result within 24 hours of arriving for your expedition. With our group as a cohort, we expect to be able to sleep with 3-4 kids together in tents, and be mask-free while outdoors, unless in public spaces (i.e. camp bathrooms, etc).  

We will continue to keep this page current with any camp specific updates to the 2022 season. Thank you for hanging in there with us as we adapt to our changing environment. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Thank you, 

Andrea Charest