To our current and future SCDS 2020 Summer Programs families,
We hope you all are doing as well as possible during these uncommon times.
On behalf of all of the SCDS Camp Directors, I am writing to let you know we are keeping a close watch on the developments going on across the globe and in our own community.
At SCDS, we are preparing for a safe and fun summer which is currently scheduled to operate as planned. We are continually monitoring recommendations from the CDC, the GA Department of Public Health, the American Camp Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ultimately, camp plans are subject to change based on local and national recommendations and policies— but as of now, our plan is to operate camp as scheduled.
Speaking as Director of Camp Moon River, we annually review our parent and staff handbooks as per American Camp Association standards, and these will be kept up to date to follow the most appropriate hygiene and health policies. Our CMR Staff development training will delve even further into best practices to keep campers and crew healthy. We will share more specifics as we get closer to summer; we are committed to safeguarding the health of all campers, staff, and families.
Our current SCDS Summer Programs refund policy is below. We understand how unique the current situation is, and we want parents and guardians to feel comfortable registering your child(ren) for summer 2020.
If SCDS cancels one or more camp sessions:
If SCDS holds camp as scheduled, and you choose for your child(ren) not to attend due to COVID-19 concerns:
SCDS Summer Camps/Programs Cancellation Refund Policy:
TWO WEEKS OR MORE: You may cancel and receive a complete refund (less the $35 non-refundable registration fee as applicable) up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp.
NOTIFY: To cancel, you must email email@example.com
, and specify the name of your child, and the week of camp that is being canceled.
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS: If there are fewer than 2 weeks notice and at least one week (7+ days) before your child's camp session begins, and you need to cancel, you will receive a credit toward your family ACTIVE account that you can use for a future week at camp (less the $35 non-refundable registration fee AND with a $25 LATE CHANGE FEE assessed).
LESS THAN ONE WEEK: there are no refunds or credits of any kind.
NOTE: If you purchased multiple weeks of camp at one time* and you cancel one or more weeks, we will refund you the discounted week(s). Your remaining weeks will be reassessed at the appropriate rate. The net result will be your refund.
*(with at least 2 weeks notice)
Once a camper begins a session, there will be no refund or credit for all or part of the camp for any reason including:
• if he/she is dismissed for violation of camp or school policies
• if he/she is dismissed because the camp director sites discipline issues or inappropriate behavior
• if he/she is out sick for all/part of a camp session• if the parent chooses to have the child leave for all or part of the camp
With thoughts of summer,
Mindy L. Nash
Director of Camp Moon River & Auxiliary Programs at SCDS