Pinewoods Camp Closing Early

August 10, 2021

This has been a remarkable and unusual summer. CDSS’s American Week is happening at Camp right now, and it is the tenth session to bring music and dancing back to Pinewoods this season. After almost two years without campers, it has been magical to have the paths, dance halls, and cabins full. All campers, staff, and crew were vaccinated this summer, and recent sessions handled new testing requirements with grace. There have not been any reported cases of Covid-19.

Unfortunately, due to the rising threat of Covid-19 variants, Pinewoods and our Program Providers are having to pivot once again. We are sad to announce that, after this week, Camp is closing for the season. When we made the decision to open Camp this year, it was with the knowledge that circumstances might change. It is clear now that much more rigorous testing, masking, and distance requirements are rapidly becoming necessary to keep the Pinewoods staff, crew, and campers safe. Pinewoods and our Program Providers are limited in what we can reasonably ask of our community and in the safety that our facilities can provide. After discussions with our Program Providers, we are unified in deciding that Camp cannot safely remain open.

We are both grateful for the music and dance that have happened at Camp so far this summer and deeply sorry that the remaining sessions cannot be here. You can expect to hear from us soon and often as we close up Camp and move into the off-season. Plans are already being made for next summer, and we look forward to dancing, singing, and making music with you all again before too long. Stay well! Keep in touch! If you have any questions or concerns, please email .

All the best,

Chris Jacobs, Executive Director
Pinewoods Camp, Inc. Board of Directors

Sunset over Long Pond on the 4th of July, 2021. Photo by Natty Smith.

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