Looking for a few good Caretakers (message from Lisa North 7/29/2020)
On behalf of the Board, Thank you
Lisa North, Chapter Chair
May 18, 2020: Possibility of a June opening for Nawakwa?
— the Board of Directors is investigating
There has been some communication from the Park concerning the status of group camps in Harriman. There will be more guidance this week as the Park receives information from NY State on regulations in Phase 1 specific to camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. The Park, following State guidelines, is allowing group camps to open beginning June 1. Each group camp operates differently and will need to present to the Park a plan outlining their modifications to operate safely. Camp Nawakwa is not open until approval is given by the Park. This week, the Board will be discussing a plan for the safe and equitable opening of Camp Nawakwa. The plan will take into account suggestions from members, regulations of the State for outdoor activities for Phase 1, and CDC guidelines for sanitizing and safe distancing.
March 30, 2020
Camp opening is dependent on the Coronavirus quarantine.
March 10, 2020
The updated Sponsor-Applicant Handbook is now available in Documents of Interest
March 6, 2020
Please refer to the special announcement
Dear Nawakwa Keyholders,
Welcome to the 2020 Nawakwa Season! The Calendar is open for volunteer hosts for the 2020 Camp Season (May 1st – October 15th).
Each keyholder may choose to host (or co-host) either one mid-week and/or one weekend during the camp season. Please indicate your 1st and 2ndchoice by date. Kindly email your hosting selection as soon as possible to the Hosting Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If all weekends / mid-weeks are not filled, a second email blast will be sent in early April.
Please note the following weekends have been slated by the Board of Directors:
May 2-3: Spring Work Weekend*
May 23-25: Memorial Day Weekend
June 27 -28: Summer Work Weekend*
July 18-19: Bastille Day Weekend
August 29-30: Late Summer Work Weekend *
September 5-7: Labor Day Weekend
September 12-13: Annual Board Meeting at Nawakwa (12th)
October 10-12: Columbus Day Weekend/Fall Work Weekend*
October 17-18: Nawakwa Elections –Oct 17 (Place TBD)
* Qualifying events for applicants
We have attached the current Hosting and Guest Policies for your reference. It is important that hosts observe these policies and report any irregularities.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Mary Hilley & Maryann Poris
March 5, 2020
Attention Keyholders: The Annual Nawakwa Passport for 2020 is now available
The $125 fee for the Annual Passport covers the Day Fees for all visits to camp per calendar year 2020. The Passport is for an individual Keyholder and is non-transferable. If a Passport holder brings spouse, children, other family members, or guests to camp, these others must pay the appropriate Camp Fees, as usual. All Keyholders are to be familiar with, and follow, the Guest Policy and the Hosting Policy.
To obtain the Annual Nawakwa Passport, Keyholders should send their request (with their name address, phone number and check payable to New York Chapter – ADK), to:
585 North Railroad Ave-3D
Staten Island, NY 10304