Kong Academy Camps are a fun and adventurous way to keep your kids moving and growing all summer long.
Thank you to our summer camp families for your patience as we were waiting to receive all necessary state, local health, and policy guidelines. We completely revised our summer camp plan to create a safe environment for our campers.
Guidelines for In-Person Camps
Childcare has been deemed an essential function by the Governor as part of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders. The CDC, WA Department of Health, and King County have released guidelines for youth camps independent of which phase of safely reopening Washington State we are in.
Even though our camps provide so much more than childcare to families, it is an essential part of it. We were hoping to provide this service to up to 350 families this summer. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we reduced our group size to a maximum of 8 people (including one staff member) and will therefore not be able accommodate that many campers this year.
The safety of campers and staff is of utmost importance to us, and we are implementing a range of actions to comply with the WA Department of Health guidelines for summer camps. Some of the many actions we are taking include:
- Small groups of max. 7 campers with 1 dedicated coach.
- All groups will remain separated throughout the day with dedicated drop off and pick up locations for each group.
- Physical distancing will be practiced within each group as much as possible.
- Ensuring campers wash/sanitize their hands frequently.
- Increase cleaning and disinfecting of equipment.
- Coaches wearing masks whenever possible.
- Daily health screening for all campers and staff to ensure they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.
- Creating a comprehensive Summer Camper Health Agreement.
We have canceled extended care for the June 22nd camp. We will automatically cancel and refund extended care for that week. We are still working on a way to offer extended care for our July and August camps and will inform you as soon as possible.
Summer Camper Health Agreement
In order to make sure we keep all our campers and staff safe during our summer camps, we developed a new Summer Camper Health Agreement which all parents must review and sign. The policy must be reviewed, signed and submitted before the first day of camp (please print, sign and send back via email) or at drop off on day 1 of the camp. View and download the policy.
Our current summer camp plan might change depending on any new update or regulations. In case we have to cancel a camp, we are offering options to each of our families:
- You may transfer your registration to a later camp (subject to availability).
- You may transfer your registration towards a virtual camp (Living Room Ninja or Dungeons & Dragons). Comprehensive list of all camps is available on 6crickets.
- You may request a refund, which we’ll honor in full, less any service charges depending on method of payment.
- We are also looking at making our NEW online programming available with individual virtual Kong Academy sessions as an alternative. Stay tuned!
We look forward to serving our community and keeping your kids safe and having fun this summer.