We appreciate the many families who trust Famous Adventures to provide childcare (with the bonus of outdoor adventure!). We hope to continue to offer our service ONLY if it truly benefits our community.
We welcome input from our many knowledgeable parents with expertise in public health and childcare.
Our local, state, and federal public health professionals have advised that the current risk of transmission of COVID-19 to the general public remains low at this point in time.
As you have read in our Camper Code of Conduct, our guiding principles include the "Three Rs: respect for yourself, respect for others, and respect for your surroundings"
In support of this, we will:
1. Respect ourselves by using good hygiene
Campers and staff will continue to wash hands often with soap and warm water, and we'll reinforce all of the practices that go along with good group hygiene (like fist bumps, coughing into our elbows, bringing our own food and water bottles, etc)
We'll communicate with our outfitters about their increased hygiene practices, and limit our indoor activities. Specifically, we have cancelled our Spring Break visit to the aquarium, and we are pre-purchasing sweet treats instead of visiting restaurants (ie, donuts and ice cream).
2. Respect each other by committing to good health
As a commitment to each other, staff will not work if they have a cough and/or fever. (This may mean cancellations!) Campers will not be allowed to participate if they are sick, either.
We are listening to the American Camp Association. ACA administration meets March 27th to release the first COVID-19-specific recommendations. As was common during the H1N1 outbreak of 2010, we may implement "intake forms" (temperature, symptoms) for parents to sign each morning.
3. Respect our larger community by listening to health officials
We're following updates on COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials. We will continue to provide childcare until it is no longer a positive for the campers or the community. We may need to cancel camp without notice.
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:
The cough pocket! https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/use-your-cough-pocket/
NPR's "8 things to know": https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/814615866/coronavirus-and-parenting-what-you-need-to-know-now
PBS kids for parents: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus