*** Updated March 19, 2020 ***
Out of an abundance of caution, and in support of our community, camp will close until further notice. This includes scheduled Spring Break camps.
We appreciate the many families who trust Famous Adventures to provide fun and enriching outdoor adventure programs, and we are often able to provide these during school closures. We feel strongly, though, that COVID-19 is a different kind of school closure.
We want to do our part to protect our community. Famous Adventures encourages parents to stay home with your campers if you are able. We understand that not everyone has that privilege, and our research suggests that babysitters and nanny shares are the best option right now.
Refunds for Spring Break? We had camps planned for April 6-10 and April 13-17. However, to follow the recommended break prescribed by CCSD, we have decided to cancel and refund those camp weeks.
What about summer? We have not cancelled summer camps (June 1-August 19). Like all of us, we wish we had a timeline for the near future! We are monitoring the American Camp Association and listening to our public health officials. We look forward to getting outdoors with you again soon.
We'll publish information about re-opening, and implementing new camp safety precautions, as our shared knowledge of Coronavirus evolves.
Finally, go outdoors! We encourage families to take time each day to enjoy the outdoors - go for walks around your neighborhood and visit our wild places on foot or by kayak, boat, bicycle, surfboard, etc.
Thank you for your careful attention to this! We will continue to update this page as needed.
Center for Disease Control COVID-19 updates: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
American Camp Association Updates: https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus-information-camps
CCSD Coronavirus Updates: https://www.ccsdschools.com/coronavirus
Talking to kids about COVID-19:
The cough pocket! https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/use-your-cough-pocket/
PBS kids for parents: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus
Washington Post "flatten the curve" simulator: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/