Summer 2021 Updates

On March 24, the state of Maine issued updated guidance for summer camps. I’m happy to report that the multi-layered protocols we are putting in place are aligned with Maine’s guidelines. For us, this translates to full speed ahead!

Summer Dates & Visiting Day

We are planning to run our normal seven-week season. Camp opens on June 26 and ends on August 13. The state of Maine has restricted camps from holding visiting days on-site, so we will host Virtual Visiting Days this summer! We are planning some exciting activities, FaceTime calls, video streaming, and plenty of goodies!

Creating a Bubble

Operating in a “bubble” has proven to be the most effective way to create a self-contained environment and suppress viral transmission.

  • Staff will be required to arrive at least two weeks before campers with proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. After they get to camp, we will administer two more PCR tests before campers arrive.
  • Campers will also be required to submit results of negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and will be tested two additional times after they arrive at camp. Keeping our camp community “negative” will give us the confidence that our bubble is working and allow campers to operate more freely within their age group.


We have made arrangements for PCR Testing with a regional laboratory in Maine with same-day results. This will optimize our ability to identify and isolate anyone with a positive result, and it will enable us to quickly contact trace for exposure.

We have our fair share of runny noses and overheated girls under normal circumstances, so we will have antigen rapid tests in camp for anyone who exhibits even the slightest COVID-19 symptoms. While not as reliable as PCR testing, it does allow us to identify anyone with a positive result and take immediate and appropriate precautions.

Our Tripp Lake Camp Medical Team

We are currently working with a team of medical professionals who are continuously reviewing and updating our protocols. Several doctors, whose children will be in camp this summer, have been incredibly helpful and gracious with their time. We will send a complete summary of protocols in the spring with detailed information, including specific instructions leading up to opening day. We will implement all recommended safeguards, but rest assured that camp will feel the same as always and include our iconic special events like Election of Captains, Age Group Shows, Sing Song, Wish Night, and the Wacked-Up Relay.

What's Next?

To help you organize your preparations, you’ll find the following information posted in your myTLC account:

  1. Bulletin #2 with information about the clothing and equipment your daughter will need for camp. Link: Cover Letter, Bulletin #2, and Camper Packing List
    Visit our official provider, The Camp Spot, for our 2021 Clothing & Equipment Catalog and online store.
  2. March Bulletin with information on Medical Forms required for camp and preliminary baggage preparation.
  3. Medical Forms are accessible whenever your daughter is scheduled for her yearly exam. (We will be adding required forms for COVID-19 daily symptom checks for the fourteen days leading up to the start of camp on June 26.)
  4. CampMeds: If your daughter will take any medication IN PILL FORM on a regular basis during the summer, you MUST register with CampMeds. If applicable, check out CampMeds’ information for parents and FAQs.

Personal Note from Leslie

I have spoken with many of you during these past several months. We all agree that, in the past year, our children have suffered a substantial loss of social and emotional growth. If they ever deserved a “do-over,” this is it. My pledge to you is that we will do everything in our power this summer to help your daughter make up for “lost” time.

We will continue to provide regular updates, but please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way. I am completely available, and you can always reach me by email or by phone at my Armonk office, (914) 273-4065.

I look forward to being in touch with you in the weeks ahead.

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Art Shops

Tripp Lake has wonderful art classes to inspire the very beginner or the aspiring artist. Campers develop their artistic abilities and learn creative ways to express themselves in TLC’s art program.
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A combination of individual and team sports are a part of each camper’s daily schedule. Team sports build skills in leadership, sportsmanship and cooperation in a group setting.
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Our beautiful Tripp Lake provides lots of opportunities to enjoy the natural wonders and beauty of Maine. Campers participate in instructional and recreational activities on our expansive mile-long waterfront.
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Outdoor Living Program

Developing a love for the great outdoors is an important part of the TLC experience. Our Outdoor Living Program will encourage campers to take advantage of the opportunity to challenge themselves, have fun and explore the surrounding countryside of Maine.
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Equestrian Program

Tripp Lake has a dynamic English style riding program including jumping, grooming, tacking and equine safety. We have our own stables with ten horses, two riding rings and access to wooded riding trails.
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Campers love to participate in our Theatre Program in Tripp Lake’s own theatre, “Over the Wall” (OTW). Campers have many opportunities to perform and work in the theatre, onstage and off.
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Special Events

We have plenty of Special Events and activities to thrill every camper. From traditional activities that began in 1911 or ones that got their start much later, there is always something to bring laughs and cheers to everyone. Some are team events, some are for each individual to try and some are just for the fun of it.
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