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Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions

Thu, May 20, 2021

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions What impact does the CDC’s new guidance on vaccinated individuals have on camps? The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provides guidance for MMR and other camps throughout the state. At this stage guidance for resident camps advise that we continue to have protocols and strategies in place for COVID-19 if

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May 11 Covid 19 Update

Tue, May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Expectations + Protocols Summer 2021 The following information is designed to keep our camp families informed of how we plan to adapt and modify our program as we welcome campers back to MMR this summer. We have developed these protocols based on guidelines and best practices from the CDC, California Department of Public Health

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COVID-19 Update: April 08, 2021

Thu, April 08, 2021

  COVID-19 Update: April 08, 2021   Hey MMR Family! GREAT NEWS! Provided the COVID-19 transmission and vaccination rates continue as predicted by the Governor’s office in California… Our state is set to open as of June 15, 2021! Our first group of camper’s for Session A arrive June 13th. The good news is that

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COVID-19 Update: March 2021

Tue, March 16, 2021

  To Our Mountain Meadow Family,    We’ve received some very exciting news over the past week. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has included sleepaway camps in the businesses that are permitted to open (with COVID restrictions) this summer in counties that are in red, orange, or yellow tiers . The Director of

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Happy Campers: A Counterintuitive Conversation about Youth Mental Health

Mon, March 15, 2021

Why are kids at camp so darn happy? It’s a relevant question as we embark upon another camp season. Of course, an important part of your job this summer will be to promote and enhance that happiness and to create a pathway for successful camper outcomes. What do those outcomes look like? ACA Outcomes and

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Anxiety and the Importance of Play: An Interview with Shimi Kang, MD

Fri, February 05, 2021

Anxiety and the Importance of Play: An Interview with Shimi Kang, MD   January 2017 Original Article from:       Shimi Kang, MD, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes in adolescence and addiction. She is the author of The Self-Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children Who Know

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Happy New Year

Fri, January 01, 2021

2020 has been a year of challenge and growth for us at MMR. We spent our first summer without campers in 60 years. The ranch was lonely and quiet much of the time but we were given time to bond as a family and refocus our priorities for the years to come. We have a renewed commitment

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Pecan Tea Cake Recipe

Wed, December 23, 2020

We decided to share our favorite pecan tea cake recipe with you all this year! The recipe is from Nana (Jacquie Ellena (Chip’s mom)), from an unknown magazine from Christmases of yore. Enjoy!   We recommend enjoying them with a cup of hot cocoa out in the wilderness with the ones you love

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Save Next Summer!

Thu, November 05, 2020

Dear camp family,   2020 has been one crazy ride for all of us. Not  running our camp program last summer for the first time in over 60 years was a new and difficult experience (some may say adventure) for our team at MMR. We missed all of you: the joy and energy, the relationships

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Summer Camp 2021 Enrollment is now open!

Mon, September 21, 2020

The Summer 2021 Application is live and it’s time to get your spot for next summer!*  It’s hard to believe that September is almost over. This summer has been quite the whirlwind for us here at MMR. First, the COVID-19 pandemic causing our first ever summer hiatus. And then, most recently, the California wildfires getting too close

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