Other California camps are still running 1-week programs, why aren’t you?

We cannot comment on the decisions of other camps.  Yes, we know that some people are having kids only do 1 week of camp.  The county ordinances are clear that groups (kids and staff) should remain stable for at least 3 weeks.  If kids only did 1 week of camp, then our staff would need to work with multiple, different groups each week.  That is illegal.  More importantly, we want to listen and heed the advice of local medical professionals and experts - we feel that that is a public health duty.

Each County ordinance has different specific language, but here are some helpful excerpts form the Marin County order:

  • 6.4.  Each Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, and Sports Camp program shall operate for a minimum of at least 3 weeks in order to ensure that children remain in stable groups as required by these Best Practices. 
  • 6.5.  Children may not move or change from one Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, or Sports Camp to another more frequently than every 3 weeks.
  • 6.6.  Children may not attend more than one Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, or Sports Camp simultaneously. This means that if any child is attending any Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, or Sports Camp, that child may not enroll in another unless or until they have permanently stopped attending the first, and further they may not enroll in any new program more frequently than every 3 weeks.
  • 6.10.  Personnel cannot serve more than one stable group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the Childcare Establishment, Summer Camp, or Sports Camp.