We came across an article on CampSearch.com, one of the top another summer camp search engines, discussing the importance of choosing a stable camp as it relates to emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. We advise reading it.
The article points out various points of considerations parents should be aware of not just from a financial perspective, but from staffing and others with respect to various challenges certain camps could be facing in a post-pandemic world.
It's an interesting and high-value read, especially for those families wanting to send their kids to camp next summer while making sure the selected camp is in a strong position financially and operationally.
Fitness by the Sea Beach Camp, and Malibu Makos surf camp, decided to open their respective day camps this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately Fitness by the Sea closed after just one day, and Malibu Makos completely changed course, deciding against even reopening in the first place, due to rising coronavirus cases in Los Angeles. This is an unfortunate situation, especially because kids need camp now more than ever. Let's all hope for better days ahead!
As you may know, Governor Gavin Newsom recently gave the official green light for day camps to open in California this summer amid the coronvirus pandemic, subject to various restrictions and modifications.
Upon Newsom's announcement, the hones was then left to individual counties to decide whether to allow summer day camps to open within them, and to impose additional reopening guidelines as they saw fit.
Several Los Angeles area summer day camps have decided to reopen even while coronavirus cases spike in L.A., while others have decided to remain closed. Most of the camps agree the new modifications are difficult to contend with and summer camp 2020 will be like no other.
Status of Various Los Angeles Summer Day Camps Open and Closed Amid COVID-19
In early June we provided a brief list of camps that would be closed in Los Angeles this summer. Some camps have pivoted to reopening, while others may not have made the cut on the initial list. So we wanted to give you the latest information as we know and understand it, regarding the following 12 prominent camps in the Los Angeles area and their current operating plans for summer camp 2020.
EDIT: The following list was originally posted June 27, 2020. It was modified again July 1, and is believed to be accurate as of this date. Given the recent surge in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles, however, we advise double checking with the individual camps or programs for the most updated information regarding each camp's respective status for this summer.
If you are aware of any summer camp opening and/or closings we haven't listed here, please leave a comment so we can add it to this list. Thanks!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com