Rainy Days at Summer Camp?
Don't let the rain get you down. Your camp director has contingency plans in place so the weather wont affect your child's camp experience one bit!
It's no secret the rain is falling hard in L.A. right now. Usually by this time of year -- the end of March -- we're enjoying warm sunny days even though the rest of the country is still dealing with cold weather.
But the past couple days have been a little different -- certainly less than perfect "summer camp weather."
With weather like this, you might be asking yourself, "How do camps handle rainy weather?"
Well, the first thing is, we're pretty lucky because L.A. usually doesn't get much rain in the summer.
From what we recall, there's only been a handful of days -- maybe two or three tops -- it's rained during the summer in the past 20 years.
However, rest assured if rain's in the forecast, camps are more than equipped to handle it.
Even though most camp programs take place outside, most camp directors are excellent advance planners with contingency plans in place for everything, even rain.
In the case of light rain, most camps will run their programs as usual with only minor (if any) modifications . That's because the most common summer rain L.A. gets is just a little drizzle here and there before the sun comes out by 11 AM and things return to normal.
Should the rain be heavier causing normal camp activities to completely change course, though, the camp will generally have back-up plans in place such as moving to an indoor facility for the time being or even employing alternate activities and program locations.
For example, one camp in L.A. which takes place at Zuma Beach in Malibu faced a rainy summer day a few years ago. For this day only, the camp switched its usual program location and activity schedule from surfing at the beach to indoor bowling, ice skating, and a movie. The kids loved it!
So, the lesson learned here is, don't worry about a little rain at camp. Your L.A. camp directors have your back!
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Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com