First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are healthy and safe. The Coronavirus has impacted all of our lives in so many ways, and while there are still some unknowns, we know so much more now than we did last year and are ready to provide a safe space for our community to be together again.
Here are some things we do know:
1) We would not take campers or staff this summer if we were not in a situation to both adequately care for them and provide them a fantastic experience.
2) We will continue to operate camp in a way that is aligned with our core mission & values. We believe in what we do and the profound effect camp can have on kids (and staff).
3) If programming is simplified and protocols are followed, we can run a safe, in-person program
4) When LA was in shelter-in-place orders, day camps were permitted to operate following stringent guidelines.
We want to thank you for the overwhelming support you have shown our camp business and ask for your continued patience as some details/specifics won't come until closer to the summer. We will continue to keep our community looped in to our process as things evolve.
We are opening for in-person Summer 2021, following the protocols put forth by LA Public Health, CDC, and the American Camp Association-- specifically for Day Camps.
We are planning for the most stringent guidelines (as they stand now) and will continue to re-assess as it gets closer to Summer and guidelines evolve with increased vaccination.
Although there is much outside of our control, there are 4 things we can all do to help save summer camp:
1. Wear a Mask
2. Social Distance
3. Wash your hands
4. Get vaccinated when it's your turn
You can find updated information on the protocols for Day Camps here
While the essence of Wildfolk will be there this summer, we've made some changes to our operations and programming in order to create a safe summer camp experience:
1. We've reduced our capacity by about 40% at each campus to ensure there's enough outdoor space during eating times for each Team to have their area and each camper to be distanced. We have limited spaces each session and will create a waitlist if needed.
2. Transportation will not be offered this Summer. We hope to be able to offer in the future.
3. At this time, the plan is for small, consistent Teams of campers by session (rather than our usual mix & mingle program where campers break-out for electives). Some campers will be placed by grade (pre-kinder & kinder, for example), while most other campers will be placed on Teams based on their interests (collected in a Form during registration) & possibly a buddy request (if both friends request each other).
4. Lower deposit cost. We have reduced our weekly reservation deposit to $75 (non-refundable). Our hope is this gives families the ability to register early to secure their space & more time to pay in installments.
5. Choose your discount code. For some families, the cost of Wildfolk might be substantially less than what other similar camps cost and you can afford to pay our "true cost." For others, you might need the biggest discount. Or a small discount. Each month the biggest discount available will expire- so register early.
6. Masks. So much handwashing. Distanced tables in the classrooms. No indoor big group activities. Health screenings. Abundance of caution.
Camp is all about connection and community. I am so grateful we can provide a space for our kids and staff this Summer.