With a vision for improving the quality of life in central Maine, Snow Pond Center for the Arts is developing the infrastructure and programming that will directly support individual and community-wide health and well being, provide quality education, and contribute to the economic stability and long-term growth of this region.
Snow Pond provides a balance of recreation, community gatherings, events and education, along with excellence and creativity in the performance and teaching of music and the performing arts. Snow Pond treats the arts as an integral part of all learning and ensures that all students, regardless of their economic background, are provided access to these opportunities.
NEMCA COVID-19 Camper, Staff & Faculty Policy
As New England Music Camp Association prepares for our 2022 season, we will be closely following all recommendations from the Maine CDC, The American Camp Association, and the Maine Summer Camps Organization.
At this time NEMCA plans to require full vaccination for all campers, staff, and faculty for the 2022 season. Full vaccination will require all who are eligible to receive a booster shot in addition to the initial vaccine within 2 weeks of arrival at camp. Due to the at-risk nature of our camp with wind instruments and vocalists, this will enable us to run camp as safely and 'normally' as possible.
Additionally, NEMC is working on the policy for at-camp testing and monitoring of infection status. We will follow recommendations from the CDC, Maine health professionals, and camp professionals to develop this policy.
Medical exemption waivers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a committee of medical professionals and camp administrators. The waiver will be made available in early 2022 and must be submitted with a note from your doctor.
The same protocols will be in place for the 85th/86th reunion weekend and for all people planning to visit campus throughout the summer. Final protocols for concerts will be announced at a later date.