Virtual Camp Announcement


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and with the safety of our campers and staff in mind, we have made the decision to transition to a virtual camp experience for the 2020 summer season.  While we are sad that we cannot physically be together, we are excited to offer a virtual experience that allows us to keep youth engaged and connected with Camp!

We are working diligently to roll out a plan to provide youth with a comprehensive virtual experience that mimics, to the extent possible, a week at Camp Oty’Okwa including:

  • Art and cooking activities with materials readily available at home
  • Social-emotional learning lessons around the Camp values of Empathy, Esteem, and Example
  • Environmental education enrichment such as stream studies, forest ecology, and Go-Pro guided nature hikes
  • A virtual campfire complete with camp songs!

In the meantime, we invite you to connect with us via Facebook for a preview of what’s to come as Education Director Emily Kridel reads from some of her favorite children’s books, Life Skills Director Rachel Gratz shares some favorite recipes in a weekly series “Pantry to Plate”, and Summer Director Matt Smith brings us exciting updates via “Oty News Now”!

We encourage you to visit our website and to check your email frequently for updates, including when and how to register, regarding this special opportunity!

Please email or with specific questions related to summer camp and life skills virtual programming.

While we remain physically distant for now, we know the magic of camp can’t be quarantined! Rest assured, when we’re able to meet in person again, Camp Oty’Okwa will be ready!