2020 COVID-19 Cancellations

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Catalina Island Camps

2020 COVID-19 Cancellation Information

The health and safety of our campers and staff is at the top of our priority list. Every year, we review and revise policies, procedures, and protocols for all kinds of potential emergencies. We have detailed plans for earthquakes, fires, missing campers …you name it, we’ve got a plan for it.

Unfortunately, a worldwide pandemic is not something we anticipated. We know that each family has a decision to make, and we recognize that some of you will choose to cancel your child’s session.

In light of the current situation, we modified our cancellation policy on March 22 to extend payment deadlines and eliminate additional cancellation charges. Prior to these changes, the fee for canceling by April 1 was $350 and by May 1 was $500. All families are eligible to receive a refund, minus the $100 administrative fee, for all 2020 sessions.

We are a small, family-run business that is financially dependent on summer camp revenues. Your camp deposit supports our year-round team and allows us to spend the winter and spring preparing for the summer. We hire staff, register campers, communicate with families, buy equipment, make improvements, pay rent and “keep the lights on.”

Many of you have asked how you can help us we navigate the financial challenges of covering annual expenses without income. We appreciate your support. Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Make a voluntary donation (not tax-deductible) to help cover our year-round expenses.
  • Rollover your entire deposit and any paid tuition from 2020 for your camper’s participation in camp next summer.
  • Donate to our campership fund. We anticipate more families will need additional help both this summer and next.

Please complete this Cancellation Options form prior to June 7. We appreciate your patience and support as we work to accommodate each family’s requests.