The leadership of Pilgrim Lodge and the Maine Conference United Church of Christ seeks to uphold the health and safety of the camp community and consistently evaluates the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2023 camping season, Pilgrim Lodge will align with CDC Guidance for COVID-19 vaccination and strongly recommend being up-to-date* for COVID-19 vaccination prior to attending camp or participating in a program at Pilgrim Lodge. Leadership will continue to monitor conditions of the pandemic and reserves the right to change this standard at any time as warranted to uphold health and safety.

*Centers for Disease Control Definition of “up-to-date” for vaccination:

Vaccination: All camp staff are required to be vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are not required for campers, deans, counselors, and other overnight guests at Pilgrim Lodge, however we strongly urge anyone who is eligible to receive vaccination prior to attending camp.

Testing: Testing for COVID-19 will be required of campers, deans and counselors prior to arriving at Pilgrim Lodge. Details on how to complete and submit tests will be emailed prior to the session.

Masks: Masks will not be required in a camp setting unless cases are identified at camp during the session or pandemic conditions warrant this level of precaution at the time of the session. Camp leadership will consult with medical professionals to inform decision-making. Anyone is welcome to wear a mask at any time.

Stay tuned for details: Specific instructions about how to plan for camp, drop-off procedures, and how symptoms and cases will be handled in a camp setting will be posted here and emailed prior to the camp session.

For questions, please contact us at 207-724-3200 or