Family Camp 2021
Sponsored by all parents who say, “I wish I could go to camp, too!” Join us for Family Camp 2021.
After the success of Family Camp 2020, we are thrilled to be able to offer Family Camp at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in 2021. Families and friends will spend their days on the shores of the Stockbridge Bowl boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and more! Enjoy time together playing tennis, shooting hoops, scaling the rock wall, and ziplining off. Then hit the mountain bikes, cool off in the pool, or “Archery with Rudy” is always a hit. At Family Camp, you’ll enjoy the warmth of the campfire glow in the evenings, good old fashioned, delicious camp meals, and so much more.
For those of you who grew up at camp, or experienced a few weeks away at camp each summer, think back to the simple pleasures of capture the flag, roasting s’mores by the fire, and stargazing on a clear summer night. Now is your chance “to go to camp, too!” and experience what our lucky campers get to experience all summer long.
More details below on Family Camp specific information including COVID-19 procedures while at camp.
Dates and Fees
Thursday, August 26 – Sunday, August 29, 2021
$2900 – For up to 5 participants
*Fee is all-inclusive of cabin rental, all meals and snacks, activities, and entertainment.
7:30 – Early Morning Activities
(Yoga, Fitness, Canoeing, Polar Bear)
8:30 – Breakfast followed by announcements
9:30 – 12:00 – AM Activities Open
12:30 – Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 – PM Activities Open
5:00 – 6:30 – Happy Hour/Games for Kids
6:30 – Dinner
7:45 – Evening Activity
8:30 – Happy Hour Continues/Special Event for Kids
Bedtime – ??? up to you, just be ready for the next day of fun 🙂
- Canoeing, kayaking, standup paddleboard, sailing
- Tubing & Waterskiing
- Golf – Driving Range
- Swimming pool
- Nature & Hiking
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing/Aerial Adventure
- Arts and Crafts
- Tie-Dye (bring some items to dye)
- Nighttime campfires
- Evening activities
- Special Events
Cabin and Camp Life
Each family will be assigned their own cabin for family camp.
- Cabins are spacious and provide ample living space for families
- Each bunk includes two sinks and two private bathroom stalls
- Some cabins with private shower stalls are available at an additional cost – see below for more information on shower facilities
- Each cabin will be stocked with enough toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, and cleaning supplies to last for a full Family Camp stay so that cleaning staff is not in and out during the stay
Camp Mah-Kee-Nac has two large shower cabin facilities. Each facility has 14-16 individual private shower stalls, similar to a locker room. During Family Camp, one shower cabin is designated as “women/girls” and the other is designated as “men/boys”. The shower cabins are kept clean and sanitized and are modernized for comfortable use. If you wish to obtain a cabin with a private family shower stall, you may opt for that on the Family Camp application.
Three delicious “campy” meals a day will be served, along with two to three snacks per day.
- Weather permitting, windows will remain open in the dining hall
- Likewise, we will take advantage of outdoor (porch) seating and tent seating area whenever possible
- Everyone will be required to wash their hands before entering the dining hall and additional hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building
- Each family household will have a designated table to use for all meals. Tables will be at least 6 feet between tables from other households
- Meals will be served cafeteria-style or boxed to go depending on the meal.
- Special diet and alternative food will be available to accommodate allergies and special dietary needs
- Families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to keep in their cabins for snacks throughout the day. We recommend storing food items in a closed lid bin or a sealed cooler.
- Family Camp is BYOB. We recommend bringing your adult beverages of choice to enjoy at Happy Hour and around the campfire.
- Camp Mah-Kee-Nac does not serve any foods or meals that contain peanuts or tree nuts. If you plan on bringing food to camp please be mindful that there may be a child, parent, or staff member that has a severe allergy to nuts.
COVID Policies and Procedures
*Note that these policies were in place for Summer 2020 Family Camp. We plan to operate Family Camp Summer 2021 with these same procedures in place. If our current health situation gets better throughout the year and with the help of a vaccine, we anticipate being able to pull back on many of these protocols.
Families and/or those sharing a cabin will operate as a household.
- Households will function as your “family” for the duration of the camp session.
- No additional guests and/or visitors are permitted on the campgrounds at any time.
- Households will eat together in or outside of the dining hall and live in separate cabins near one another on campus.
- Households will participate in activities together.
- When anyone is interacting outside of their household, they will practice physical distancing, proper hygiene protocols, and mask-wearing.
- Our staff team will constitute a separate household and practice physical distancing and mask-wearing around camp.
- Camp will have at least one Registered Nurse and other medical professionals on staff for the duration of the camp sessions
- Upon arrival, all staff and campers will go through an initial health screening process, including specific questions about COVID symptoms and potential exposures.
- Equipment will be supplied to each cabin for basic first aid and care (e.g. bumps and bruises)
- The camp health care staff is available for greater needs and for anything that could be considered an illness (cough, upset stomach, headache, runny nose, etc)
In the event a camper displays a presumptive case of COVID-19 while at camp, camp will coordinate with the Massachusetts Department of Health to handle the situation safely and in ways that will avoid further exposure.
- Ill campers will be isolated (e.g. in their cabin or other designated isolation building) until arrangements can be made for their safe departure from camp;
- Camp will follow Department of Health direction on contact tracing protocols;
Families must notify the camp if they learn of prior exposure to a COVID case after they come to camp. In that case, isolation procedures will be followed as described above.
Hand washing and/or sanitizing stations will be provided at multiple places throughout camp, including the dining facilities. Campers and staff will engage in proper hygiene to prevent the spread of communicable diseases including:
- Frequent hand washing, including upon entry to buildings and program areas
- Avoiding close contact
- Coughing and sneezing etiquette
- Discouraging the sharing of food, utensils, and other personal supplies
Camp will follow facilities cleaning procedures that follow CDC recommendations for infection protocols, including:
- Increased frequency of cleaning bunks, restrooms, dining areas, program facilities & equipment, high touch areas, etc.
- Fans will be provided for each cabin to promote airflow
- Each cabin will be stocked with enough toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, and cleaning supplies to last for a full Family Camp session so that cleaning staff is not in and out during campers’ stay
In general, we are asking families to pack as much of their own equipment as possible. Please see our recommended packing list for more details.
- Equipment that must be shared around camp will be properly cleaned and disinfected after each use.
- When engaged in play, users should avoid touching other users’ equipment.
Certainly! We recommend that you connect with your camper’s camp friends and plan your week at Family Camp together!
Sorry, as much as we love all animals, all pets need to stay at home. We can provide local boarding options upon request.
Yes, all campers should provide their own linens and towels for family camp. See our packing list for the recommended amount. Click here for the recommended Packing List
Yes, quiet spaces and wifi is available through the camp, some spots are better than others. We will provide you with that information upon arrival.
During your stay at family camp, you are free to come and go as you please. We ask that you continue to follow the MA state guidelines as it relates to social distancing and mask-wearing. More guidance will be available during your week at Family Camp!
Family Camp is B.Y.O.B. Alcohol will not be served or sold by camp, however, adults over 21 are welcome to responsibly B.Y.O.B.