New Durham, New Hampshire
July 31-August 4, 2021
For children age 7 and older
Register by July 14th:
NOAH Family Camp: Fun & Freedom
Create amazing memories with a classic camping experience in New Hampshire, designed for children with albinism and their siblings (seven and older).
What Do You Do At Camp? ~ Camp Leadership ~ Protocols & Important Info
Fees ~ Location, Transportation, & Accommodations
What Do You Do At Camp?
NOAH Camp is an opportunity for children with albinism and their families to share a fun-filled outdoor vacation with others like them. The schedule includes all camp activities, as well as youth only times (don’t worry, we have fun planned for grown-ups too!). Planned activities may include:
- adaptive sports
- campfires & s’mores
- closing party
- craft time
- field games
- group flags
- lake swimming
- low ropes course
- movie nights
- scavenger hunt
- sponge balls
- tie dye t-shirts
- trivia game
- water games
Camp Fun for Grown-Ups!
While the kids are busy with their agemates, we’ve scheduled fun adult only activity time too. Planned activities include:
- Book and Movie discussion – Nomadland (Oscar winner 2021)
- Paint party
- Ropes course
- Trivia Game
- Wool felting
- Zen coloring
While the camp is primarily designed for families to enjoy camp activities with one another, camp will have some albinism related programming. Grouped by age, campers will attend one informational session or discussion group each full day of camp. Parents will also have group discussion options plus plenty of time for networking and informal conversation to share information and support.
NOAH is excited to share that veteran NOAH camp staff, Tricia Thomas, will be returning as Camp Director this year. With the assistance of her son and trusty “assistant gopher,” Drake, she’ll be leading the charge for camp activities and fun as we reunite NOAH families in-person for the first time since 2019!
Tricia Thomas is a parent of a child with albinism who has been involved with NOAH for many years. She has an Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education, and is a Lead Teacher and Director II qualified to work with young children. Tricia has obtained diverse additional credits in Education, Special Needs, Visual Impairments, Parent Advocacy, and Literary Education. She has extensive experience working with children from infancy through the teenage years in school and extracurricular settings, and has served as the Early Childhood Literacy Teacher & Adult Program Coordinator for the Sandown Public Library since 2014.
Tricia has directed the Kids’ Konference at the NOAH Biennial Conferences since 2014, and has been a part of NOAH Family Camp staff for the past several camps.
NOAH is thrilled to announce that Maria Lepore-Stevens, director of Camp Abilities educational sports camps for athletes with visual impairments, will be our Sports Director for NOAH Family Summer Camp. Maria’s extensive experience teaching adapted physical education to youth with visual impairments makes her an incredible asset to our camp programming!
Maria Lepore-Stevens is dual certified as an orientation & mobility instructor and an adapted physical educator. Maria earned her Doctorate in Education from West Chester University focusing on the expanded core curriculum, and in particular on teaching self-determination skills to youth with visual impairments through summer camp programming She has worked as a COMS for the Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired and the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania, and currently works as a professor of adapted physical education at Rowan University. Maria spends her summers directing Camp Abilities educational sports camps for athletes with visual impairments in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
Protocols & Important Info
We are so excited to see you for summer fun at NOAH Family Camp 2021. As you make plans for the summer, there are some details we would like to share with you regarding Family Camp at Lions Camp Pride. Prior to registering please take a moment to read through the following information to help understand the entire process.
We know Family Camp 2021 will look and feel a little different than in years past.
If you have questions or need guidance on the registration process, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Lori @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 800 473-2310 (US and Canada)
All campers & staff must be able and willing to commit to:
- COVID-19 Health Screening: Seven days prior to arrival at camp, each family will be required to complete and submit a questionnaire regarding possible COVID 19 exposure. An additional health screening will be performed upon arrival to camp.
- COVID-19 Screening/Testing: All participating families will be required to take part in the COVID-19 screening and/or testing process. All participants will be required to show proof of COVID immunization completed prior to July 16, 2021 or a COVID test with negative results within five (5) days of July 30, 2021.
- Family Camp Programming: NOAH is taking precautionary steps, recommended by the CDC and the State of New Hampshire and local jurisdictions, to minimize the risks associated with COVID 19 transmission. However, families should understand family camp is one big camper cohort. Campers, of all ages, will be participating in daily activities and will share overnight cabins.
- Youth campers will be cohorted in small Camping Crews for small group daily activities.
- Parents and caregivers will NOT be able to leave camp property during the week and will be asked to assist in camp activities if and when needed.
- Make sure to discuss with all the participating members of your family so everyone understands how campers will be organized.
- CDC Guidelines and Protocols: All current CDC guidelines will be implemented and enforced throughout the duration of the program. This will include a willingness to practice social distancing, wearing face coverings, and participating in smaller gatherings within your groups. Current CDC Guidelines and Signage will be posted as reminders for social distancing, hand-washing, sanitizing, etc.
- Outdoor Activities: Summer is a beautiful time in New Hampshire! We will be utilizing the great outdoors as much as safely possible for our programming needs. Things like meals, arts and crafts, or games may be set up outdoors. Designated areas/tables will be identified for use groups to use throughout camp. Allergies can flare during the summer and camp has many large grassy areas so understanding that activities will be outside as much as possible could be a factor to consider.
- Wash your hands: Hand-washing and/or sanitizing will be expected at the beginning and end of each program.
- Sanitizing: All activity locations and group changes will include a sanitizing and cleaning component. All equipment or reusable materials will either:
- Be given to participants pre-packaged. Materials will be assembled for use by staff utilizing safety measures recommended by the CDC.
- Be sanitized at the conclusion of a program in preparation for next user group.
- Social Distancing: NOAH encourages safe social distancing as advised by the CDC.
- Mask Up: We are following CDC recommendations. All campers and staff are encouraged to wear a mask when appropriate.
- Limit Visits: Please limit entrance into any sleeping cabins but your own.
Family Camp Fees
NEW! $200 registration fee discount for campers with albinism age 16 or younger!*
All attendees, regardless of age, are required to pay a registration fee which covers the facility rental, lodging, food, activities, supplies, arts & crafts. A parent or guardian is required to attend with youth campers.
Adults & Children…..$355 per person
*Thanks to a generous grant from Delta Gamma Foundation, children with albinism age 16 or younger will be eligible to receive a $200 discount off their registration fee. Use code “YouthPWA21” at checkout to receive your discount.
Please note: If you are registering more than one child with albinism, send us a message at email@example.com to receive a special discount code!
Registration Extended – Limited Space Available!
Register by July 14th ~ Register Today!
Location, Transportation, & Accommodations
154 Lions Camp Pride Way
New Durham, NH 03855-6119
- 62 miles from Manchester Airport (MHT)
- 95 miles from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS )
For more information see (Camp Pride website)
Arrival & Departure Plans:
Please plan to arrive at camp on Saturday, July 31st any time after 2:00pm. Be sure to make arrangements for lunch before you arrive. The first meal of camp will be dinner, served at 6:00pm. August 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be full days of camp activities. Camp ends Wednesday, August 4th, with breakfast as the final meal of camp served. Families should plan to depart by late Wednesday morning.
Camp Pride has eight bunkhouses with one shared bathroom per building. A separate shower building provides additional bathing capacity. The bonds of friendship are reinforced through shared living space. Usually 10 campers share a bunkhouse furnished with bunk beds.
To provide as safe a camping environment as possible, rather than gender specific cabin assignments, camping crews will be assigned a bunkhouse then paired with adult counselors per CDC and ACA recommendations. These shared cabins will have separate adult supervised sleeping areas for campers of the same gender.
Questions? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org!