Summer

Greetings, Ajawah campers and friends! 

We are gearing up to open registration on March 1st, 2022 at 5pm!

It was wonderful to welcome campers back to Ajawah last year and we look forward to seeing even more of you this summer!  We are excited to be on the journey back to our traditional sessions/programming with loosening some of our COVID restrictions. With that being our intention, here are some things to note: 

This year, we will have six sessions: 

Girls’ One: June 19-24 (one week)

Girls’ Two: June 26-July 1 (one week)

Girls’ Three: July 3-July 15 (two weeks)

Boys’ One: July 17-22 (one week)

Boys’ Two: July 24-29 (one week) 

Boys’ Three: July 31-12 (two weeks)

Cost of camp: 

One-week sessions: $375

Two-week sessions: $625

Camperships are available! 

We will allow four campers per tent, so space is not yet at full capacity. Please register as soon as you can to ensure your camper has a spot. 

We would respectfully ask that for now, you not sign up for more than two total weeks, to allow more interested campers the opportunity to attend since we are not back to full capacity yet. Please email us if your camper would like to attend more than two weeks so we can put you on a wait list.

COVID recommendations are changing all the time, so we anticipate needing to adjust our protocols as recommendations change, but please expect to show a negative PCR test on the first day of your camper’s session. Vaccinations are strongly recommended. 

If your campers are like us, we can’t wait to get to back to camp – so join us on March 1st at 5pm to celebrate opening up camp registration with a party on the Camp Ajawah Minecraft server!  We’ll have staff and counselors joined and welcoming all our minecraft-savvy campers to explore camp virtualy while we wait to see you this summer!  Details on Minecraft versions and what you need to join can be found here https://www.ajawah.org/ajawah-minecraft-server/ We look forward to seeing you March 1st!    

Looking forward to a great 2022 at Ajawah!! 

Successful 2021

Camp Ajawah had safe, successful and fun summer 2021 session. We are looking forward to 2022 already, and anticipate publishing date rate and program information after the new year. Check back then to start planning your campers summer fun at Ajawah!

Updates on Session Openings and COVID Protocols

As of today, all girsl sessions are full and we have a waiting list. Boys session 1 and 2 are full. Also check out our COVID-19 information page for updates to pre-arrival requirements. We are looking forward to a wonderful summer at Camp!

Campers Update – Packing List

Greetings Camp Ajawah Family!

We are excited to count down the weeks to camp!   Girl’s sessions are almost full, and Boys continue to get new sign-ups, so if your camper has friends thinking of going this summer, they should sign up now!   As we get closer to the start, we will send along important information to help you prepare for a great summer camp experience.  For campers who requested multiple sessions we will be processing those to fill any remaining camp vacancies in early May.

**General Reminder – 3-5 days before camp begins session campers will be required to complete a COVID test (must be a PCR test). You can find information on the MDH website for locations of free community testing sites or speak to your primary care provider for options. https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp

**Our drop-off and pick-up procedures have changed for this year to minimize group sizes at check-in and departure.   More information on the details for those days will be provided in the next several weeks.

**Here is the link for the 2021 camper packing list. 

**Of particular note is mosquito netting to cover your camper’s cot, which can be hard to find closer to the start of summer.  The list includes possible sources to buy mosquito nets.

The “Countdown to camp” is on!

Feb 11th Update:

Camp Ajawah is looking forward to offering an in-person experience for 2021.   We are currently reviewing our options to offer a safe residential program that respects COVID-19 safety protocols.   We anticipate publishing our plans by the end February including Dates, Rates and approach to COVID-19 safety.   Please check back for more about the plans for Camp Ajawah 2021!

Registration News!

We are working hard to finalize summer 2021 plans, to be able to offer an in person camp experience that embodies the Ajawah spirit while also complying with CDC and MDH guidelines for running overnight camp. Details will be released soon and registration will open in early February.

Treehouse Update

Since Camp Ajawah was closed this summer due to Covid 19, we decided to use the opportunity to build a tree house.

June 23rd 2020 Update

I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. As all of you are aware, Minnesota and the country have been shaken by the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd’s murder and the killing of other African Americans throughout the U.S. has pushed us to make this country safer for all of its inhabitants. For us at Ajawah, we have watched your children grow and engage in difficult topics as they have come into their own identity and we believe that your campers have the emotional capacity to navigate the topic of race. This is why Ajawah will be offering optional discussions about race for all campers via zoom. These optional discussions will be separate from the virtual Ajawah Camp session. We will be splitting participating campers into three age groups and they will engage in race centered discussions specifically garnered for each age level. The goal of these discussions will be to let your children discuss and ask questions about race in our country without fear of being judged or criticized.
Here are the dates for the talks:
Unit 1 ages 6-9: Monday, June 29th at 5 p.m. Central Time

Unit 2 ages 10-12: Wednesday, July 1st at 5 p.m. Central Time

Unit 3 ages 13- 16: Thursday, July 2nd at 5 p.m. Central Time

Please email Sofia-Bella ‘Meeko’ Vitale-Gill at svitalegil@gmail.com by Sunday, June 28th, in order to sign your child up.

June 15th 2020 Update

Calling all virtual campers! Be part of a historic summer with Camp Ajawah, online.

Registration is now open for our new 2020 Ajawah Virtual Camp Sessions: Girls Camp – July 6-18, Boys Camp – July 19-31. Each session will include daily activities, campfire, singing, crafts, games, and as much Ajawah spirit as possible across a screen.

We look forward to seeing you online this summer!
Also it’s FREE! Donations are appreciated 🙂

Register today: https://tinyurl.com/Ajawah2020

June 3rd 2020 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE

Lots of information here; please read carefully.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Westminster Camp Ajawah Camping Board has voted to cancel scenario two for the summer of 2020.

We’ve scoured the CDC guidelines for opening camps, and see no way to safely open, and hold a program that still captures the Ajawah-essence, until August (scenario #3) at the very earliest. While even August is unlikely, we will let all scenarios play out as long as we can.

SCENARIO #3 is as follows:
By 3:00p.m. on Sunday, July 26, we will announce if we will cancel all sessions for the summer, or follow this schedule:
(Two 10-day sessions)
G1: Aug 2-11
B1: Aug 13-22

For now, our staff will be putting all our focus into the most magical VIRTUAL CAMP we can muster, which will mostly follow the normal camp dates (Girls Camp: June 21-July 17; Boys Camp: July 19-August 14). Please stay tuned for more details.

We have closed registration for regular camp at this time. We are in the process of figuring out the most seamless way to issue refunds and will contact you once the process is confirmed. We are also figuring out the process for registering for virtual camp and will provide the information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience!!

We hope you are safe and well in these uncertain times. Ajawah wishes you the best to you and yours!