COVID-19 Mowglis Parent, Camper, Staff, and Alumni Information Center
Dear Mowglis Campers, Parents, Staff, Alumni, and Friends,
The Mowglis leadership team and I have analyzed and discussed the final NH Guidelines at length. My fellow camp directors and I have reviewed them with the State of NH Department of Health and Human Services. The state authorities have made it clear that they are not willing to allow for any discretion on some key issues. For example, the guidelines mandate any camper exhibiting any symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a runny nose, cough, sore throat, mild fever, fatigue, or muscle aches, be tested (using a PCR test) and quarantined until the test results come back, which could be as long as a week. Given that these are frequent ailments at camp, we do not have the facilities to accommodate this requirement. I have never visited or heard of a camp that does.
Therefore, it is with a heavy heart, that I must let you know that we cannot run our camp program this summer.
I know this is not the news you wanted to receive. It is not the news that I wanted to relay. Please know that my team and I fought extremely hard. We did everything we possibly could to avoid this outcome.
Together, we will make it through not only the current challenges but those that lay ahead, and see happier days back at Mowglis.
Thank you for being a member of the Pack, our community.
We appreciate your trust and support,
Frequently Asked Questions
In light of COVID, what is the current pay date and cancellation policy?
As Mowglis will not operate for the summer of 2020, 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!
Since Mowglis will not run this summer, what will happen to campers in the 2020 Den?
Seeing as 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. 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.
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?
As much as we’d love to see you at camp, for several reasons related to the current COVID-19 crisis, Mowglis is currently closed to visitors unless prior arrangements have been made with the director. Please stand by for notice of our upcoming Fall Work Weekend and other Alumni Events as we can’t wait to get the Pack back together!
The Mowglis staff are monitoring several key, reliable sources of information about COVID-19: