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.
This week, we embark on our final week at our WeHo campus for this Summer and our 3rd to last week at our Valley campus. We are eager & hopeful to close out this Summer at both locations with 0 positive Covid cases.
There has been a notable shift in the anxiety in the air over the last week from families and the community at large in LA with the uptick in cases in Los Angeles. In all honesty, it's overwhelming stressful to operate in this time- we are trying to operate as safely as possible and still getting complaints from some families over the need to wear masks, etc.
We are following LA Public Health protocols for Day Camps. Our entire staff was vaccinated ahead of camp starting.
If you have more specific questions about protocols, please email us:
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.
At this time, the guidance is still for all staff & campers to wear masks. Our staff are vaccinated and we hope many of our campers will start to be vaccinated as eligibility permits. We have set-up our schedule to rotate from indoor (with A/C) to outdoor from 45-minute block to block. Campers will eat outdoors only and can take masks off when seated to eat and during water play.
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. We are not able to offer discount codes once their deadline passes.
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.