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COVID-19 STARCREST 

Updated as of April 9th @ 7:19 AM. Please check regularly for more updates. 

Letter from StarCrest Directors

Hello Camp StarCrest Community! 

 

Provided the COVID-19 transmission and vaccination rates continue as predicted by the Governor’s office in California, our state is set to open as of June 15, 2021, with overnight camps being able to operate as of June 1, 2021.

 

California Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Ghaly, said in his briefing that those sectors included in the state’s reopening blueprint (which include resident camps like StarCrest) will be allowed to “return to usual operations in compliance with Cal/OSHA requirements and with common sense public health policies in place, such as required masking, testing and with vaccinations encouraged.”

 

We are still waiting for the specific guidelines for sleep away camps, which were promised to California camps by March 31, 2021. Those state guidelines may never come; however, our operational plan will still be subject to approval from our county health department.

We’re planning on having overnight, day, and virtual experiences that provides instruction, builds a community, finds friendship and increases confidence. We're doing so in a way that limits children and teens staring blindly at a computer or phone screen.

 

We will continue to be required to follow health department guidelines regarding:
• Masking
• Testing
• Distancing
• Travel precautions

 

We understand that for some of you, specific policies may impact your decision to have your child participate in Camp StarCrest this summer. We are sorry that we don’t have complete answers at this time. We appreciate your continued patience and trust in us as we plan for various contingencies.

 

Here is what we can say for sure at this time:

We WILL be offering van transportation from Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and the Ontario Airport. We do not know specific bus stop locations. Stay tuned.

 

There WILL be COVID-19 testing requirements for all campers. 

 

Campers and staff WILL be wearing masks in those instances where distancing from other cabin groups cannot be maintained.

 

We WILL be asking each camp family to utilize common sense precautions in the time before traveling to and arriving at camp in order to keep our entire community safe.

 

If you have questions about your specific situation or would like to postpone your child’s camp attendance to next summer (2022), please give us a call or email.

Thank you again for your patience and support.

We’re confident that we will have a safe, healthy, fun-filled summer at Camp StarCrest in 2021.

 

We are better together.

Unplug. Connect. Face to Face.

THINGS TO DO NOW

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) 

COVID-19 was identified in late 2019 and has since spread throughout the world.

WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping you informed with updates. Camp StarCrest is taking action and putting precautionary steps into place to ensure the safety of campers this summer.

Updated as of July 20th @ 9:01 PM. Please check regularly for more updates. 

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health situation continues to play out, we know you’ve probably wondered about how its spread will impact your camper’s experience this summer. Believe us when we say we have too! As we move forward, we do so in wise caution, we’re still planning for this to be the summer of a lifetime for your camper.

To do our part in making that possible, we’re continuing to focus on our number one priority – your camper's safety. We’re planning on having a virtual experience that provides instruction, builds a community, finds friendship and increases confidence. We're doing so in a way that limits children and teens staring blindly at a computer or phone screen. We're working around the clock to find staff members that are skilled in classes that your children are interested in. Furthermore, we understand that this might be a financially stressful time for you and your family. Here at StarCrest, we don't want that to be a deterrent from providing a quality experience for your children. As a result, we're offering an affordable virtual program that compliments our values. 

THINGS TO DO NOW

  • Check out our blog post for activities to entertain your family during this time

  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for live events & news

We feel it wise to keep the StarCrest Spirit alive online rather than in-person. While we’re so sad that we will no longer be able to serve the community in June, we respect the guidance given by governments and public health officials during this time. We must take precautions for the summer of 2020 so we can have a successful 2021 summer and beyond. 

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) 

COVID-19 was identified in late 2019 and has since spread throughout the world.

WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping you informed with updates. Camp StarCrest is taking action and putting precautionary steps into place to ensure the safety of campers this summer.