We are looking forward to getting outdoors with your kiddos, safely, and with new guidelines in place. (Scroll down for references).
1. New COVID-19 policies are detailed throughout this page, summarized on our COVID-19 specific waiver
2. Drop off and pick up locations have moved:
3. Schedule changes include (as of today, June 1):
Parents, we'll email you closer to your camp date with specific schedule changes, and offer refund options at that time.
We're happy to help with any questions at 843-801-3924
SC issued camp guidelines today, and we're already implementing them! They reiterated the guidelines from CDC, ACA and SCDHEC
We are waiting to hear about taking groups to a few locations before we can open fully. Schedule changes include:
New COVID-19 policies to align with the new American Camp Association guidelines:
We encourage parents to read and understand all of these guidelines before camp begins. Helping campers understand our new rules may also help to alleviate any concerns about joining in! This could be the first time you or your camper has been in a group setting in a long time, and our staff understand the mental, emotional, and behavioral effects that may have. We're trained to help!
Our commitment: SC has been comparatively liberal with their re-opening policies, and we will wait until the City of Charleston, Folly Beach, and SCDHEC approve our type of business opening.
We also understand that carriers of COVID-19 can be asymptomatic. Even with screening (see below) we cannot guarantee that your child will not be exposed to the virus either at camp or traveling to and from. We will do everything possible to minimize risk while still operating within our camp structure.
To protect our campers and staff, we are implementing the revised 2020 ACA infectious diseases policy specific to COVID-19. If you are attending ANY day or overnight camps this summer, these should be in place at drop off:
Finally, campers and staff are welcome to wear* masks and gloves during the day, or at specific areas. This is not required. Parents, much like hats for sun protection, we'll encourage campers to wear a mask if provided, but they are responsible for keeping up with and using their personal gear.
(*updated May 19, face covering required)
We have extended our cancellation policy to help you make the best decision for your camper and your family.
To re-open camp with the most up-to-date safely plans in place, we've compiled this information from:
If state and city-wide closures are are still in effect after May 15, we'll begin contacting registered parents 2 weeks before your scheduled camp date
*** Updated March 30, 2020 ***
Famous Adventures remains closed through April 30
We appreciate the many families who trust Famous Adventures to provide fun and enriching outdoor adventure programs, and we can't wait to see you again soon!
We are crossing all of our fingers and toes that our community is safely on the other side of the pandemic by June 1. As your camp week(s) approach(es), look for emails about re-opening, new policies, and/or refunds.
We are committed to refunding all families if your camp is cancelled due to COVID-19 closures.
*** Updated March 19, 2020 ***
Out of an abundance of caution, and in support of our community, Famous Adventures 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
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/