Summer on the Farm 2020 Update

 

Dear Keystone Summer Families,

We know that when you sign your kids up for Summer on the Farm, you look forward to a safe, fun place for your kids to play outside, get muddy and wet, and interact with animals, among other things. It’s a place where they gain confidence and make new friends. And we look forward to providing your children with those opportunities and more, with their safety (physical, emotional, and social) as our constant priority. As the coronavirus’s impacts continue to affect our communities, the focus of our conversations and decisions remains centered on your safety and respect for your commitment to our program. 

At this time, based on the available data and recommendations from state and local officials, we have elected to cancel our camps for the weeks of May 26 - June 15. That is Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Summer on the Farm and Junior Farmer, and Week 2 of Fun on the Farm. We hope this early notification gives you enough time to find alternative plans for your family for those weeks. 

At this time, it seems likely that our camps in the remaining weeks of June and July will be canceled as well, but we will make an informed decision as to their potential to operate safely at least three weeks prior to the opening of each camp. 

Notification schedule:

Week 5 - June 22-26: Notification of either open or closed by June 1

Week 6 - July 6-10: Notification of either open or closed by June 15

Note: For any and all weeks we are open, we will (1) notify you that camp is open and (2) include a list of our enhanced safety procedures. These procedures will be put into place to ensure the safest experience for your little ones.

 

Regarding payments and refunds:
  • We have never required the full payment of camp until the day before each week. This does not change. Only the one-time $50 enrollment fee is required to hold your spot in any week.
  • If you have not done so already, please do not pre-pay for any weeks of camp until we notify you that camp is scheduled to take place.
  • If you were only registered to come to camp during the canceled weeks, 100 percent of any payments that you made will be refunded to you via a mailed check. Please allow at least two weeks for this payment to arrive.
  • If you were already registered for other weeks in addition to the canceled weeks, any payments, such as an enrollment fee, will be applied to later weeks, unless we hear otherwise from you.
  • We will begin canceling those two weeks on your account and issuing refunds on Monday, May 25. If you would like to register for other weeks of camp and have your payments/enrollment fee applied to those camps, please do that by THIS FRIDAY, May 22. You do not need to do anything to initiate the cancelations; we will cancel these in your accounts beginning Monday, May 25.
  • If you would like to register for Weeks 5 or 6 of Junior Farmer, there are still spots available. (Weeks 5 and 6 of Summer on the Farm are currently full.) There is no financial risk in registering for these camps, as payment is not yet required and we will offer full refunds, including enrollment fees, if camp is canceled. Register for additional weeks of summer camp HERE. If you are unable to select "full week" or individual days during registration, then those weeks/days are not available.


We know these are difficult times, and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate our way through this. Perhaps now more than ever, we and the children really need the fresh air, wide open spaces, and time with friends that Keystone’s Summer on the Farm has always provided. We are grateful for your interest and support and we hope you will stay with us as we figure out this challenging journey. If you do need to cancel or register for any additional weeks at this point, you can always do that by logging in to your child’s SchoolDoc account.

Currently, we hope to be with your children from June 22 - 26 and July 6 - 10, but please pay attention to your email and our social media for cancelations. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call.

 

Stay Safe,

John Duhon

Director, Summer on the Farm

Co-founder / Co-director, Keystone Adventure School and Farm