COVID-19 Mowglis Parent, Camper, Staff, and Alumni Information Center

Dear Mowglis Campers, Parents, Staff, Alumni, and Friends,

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Mowglis Team and Board of Trustees are preparing for a successful and healthy summer at Mowglis.

In line with other summer camps and programs, we are following the recommendations of the CDC and the American Camping Association, as well as the recommendations from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. We will continue to update the Mowglis community as needed.

We will continue to update this page and send out email updates to keep you up to date.

The safety and health of our community is at all times our first priority.

Thank you for being a member of the Mowglis Pack!

Nick Robbins


This page will be continually updated as the situation evolves.


Frequently Asked Questions

In light of COVID, what is the current pay date and cancellation policy?

Payment is due in full by June 27, 2020. We have extended our payment due date in light of the current situation.

In the event that Mowglis does not operate due to COVID-19, summer camp families have the option to roll tuition to next year or donate it to the Mowglis annual fund, scholarship fund, or endowment. Many folks are being extraordinarily generous right now – a real testament to how important this institution is to so many. We are a nonprofit organization and rely on the generosity of the Pack to keep the Mowglis campfire burning bright. Thank you for believing in the mission of Mowglis!

When do I need to complete my son’s forms by?

Please have your son’s camper forms submitted by June 15th. To access your son’s camper forms please go here:

What information will help support Mowglis’ decision to operate this summer?

Mowglis’ communicable disease plan for COVID-19 will be developed using the information provided by the Centers of Disease Control (“CDC”), American Camp Association (“ACA”), Association of Camp Nursing (“ACN”), and state regulatory agencies. Once the communicable disease plan for COVID-19 is developed, it will help determine whether it is safe and possible for Mowglis to operate and under what potential restrictions.

If Mowglis does not run this summer, what will happen to campers in the 2020 Den?

If COVID-19 does not allow the pack to physically reunite in 2020, we are committed to providing what WAS going to be 2020 in 2021 for all campers. We will provide additional information as we understand more. Just to be clear, if we are unable to open in 2020, all 2020 campers are eligible to return in 2021, regardless of age or grade in school.  The summer of 2021 will be epic!

How is the Board of Trustees managing this process?

The Holt-Elwell Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees is following its existing governance process, meeting regularly to review considerations related to COVID-19. The Board of Trustees will make decisions on summer operations for 2020 by mid to late May.

Can Mowglis survive a summer without camper tuition?

Yes, Mowglis will make it through this challenging time and emerge as strong as ever! Mowglis’ financial situation is strong, reflecting both the long-term and generous support of our donors as well as sound fiscal management.

Is camp currently open to visitors?

In response to the emergency stay-at-home order issued March 27th, by NH Gov. Chris Sununu, requiring all non-essential organizations to close and discouraging unnecessary travel, Mowglis has made the decision to close our property to guests at this time.  Summer camp does not begin until June 27th, 2020 and we will continue to update the community.

Please do not hesitate to contact Director Nick Robbins with ANY questions – [email protected] / (603) 744-8095 x1

COVID-19 Resources

The Mowglis staff are monitoring several key, reliable sources of information about COVID-19:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center