We are heartbroken to announce Aloha Beach Camp is suspending its 2020 summer camp program due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We hoped to open camp July 6, but L.A. County just informed us the beach will likely stay closed to youth camps for months.
We are sad we can’t provide a beach camp experience for your kids this summer. We know they look forward to camp all year. We also know you depend on us for childcare. We are deeply regretful not to provide this important resource for your family this summer.
Even though we’re all disappointed, we don’t want to completely close the door on camp operating this year. If we get the green light, perhaps we’ll be able operate in some capacity later this summer. Conditions would need to be just right for this to happen, namely we'd need to make sure opening and operating camp would be safe and feasible among other factors. We will notify you immediately of any new developments going forward.
Before we say goodbye, we want you to know we recognize the incredible leap of faith it takes to send your kids to the beach without you. We hope we’ve lived up to your rightfully high standards and expectations of safety and supervision.
From our family to yours, we wish you all the best in every way, and hope your family stays healthy and safe in these unprecedented times. We will be thinking of you, and look forward to seeing you again in summer 2021.
The Naftulin Family
Eric, Teri, Sarah, Josh and Noah
Aloha Beach Camp
Dear Friends, just a quick update, even though the beaches are open for "active use," youth camps such as ours are still currently prohibited from operating our programs on the beach due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, we are not accepting new registrations at this time.
We hope to open camp July 6. We are waiting for the official green light from LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors and the LA County Department of Public Health, the two government agencies who license and permit us. If you would like to join our interest list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. If and when camp is permitted to open this year, we will let you know immediately. At that point, we expect a large enrollment rush so please be prepared to act quickly.
THIS POST WAS LAST UPDATED TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020.
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe in these uncertain times. We recognize you may have questions as to whether Aloha Beach Camp will be able to operate this summer amid the coronavirus public health outbreak and, if so, in what capacity. You will be glad to know we hope to operate as planned. At the same time, even though the beach has finally opened for "active use," unfortunately it remains closed to youth camps like ours. So, we still awaiting the official "green light" from government and public health authorities. Protecting the health and safety of our campers, staff, and customer families will always be our top priority, so we will only open camp this year if it's safe and feasible to do so. Please continue reading so you have the most updated information.
We Intend to Operate as Planned (Albeit with a Later Start Date)
You will be glad to know we hope to provide children with a much-needed, fun-filled summer camp experience year, even it means an abbreviated season.
Important Changes or Updates will be Posted Here
Even though we are moving forward with high hopes to open camp on July 6, uncertainty caused by the coronavirus makes advance planning difficult. In the end, we may be forced to change our plans, depending on recommendations, guidelines and official permission from government and public health authorities. We expect to make a firm and final decision no later than June 1 as to whether camp will open this year.
When all is said and done, we will not do anything to risk anyone's health or safety nor make any adjustments so our program so drastic they'd cause it to look or operate differently from the same high standards our customers have come to expect the past 21 years.
At the same time, we know this summer will look different from all the others. Should any material modifications such as dates of operation (currently July 6-Aug 21), group sizes, participation capacity, transportation systems, or other elements of camp be required, your family will be the first to know.
Enrollment is Closed for the Time Being
As mentioned, youth camps such as ours are currently prohibited from operating our programs on the beach due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, we are not accepting new registrations at this time. We are waiting for the official green light from LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors and the LA County Department of Public Health, the two government agencies who license and permit us. If you would like to join our interest list, please email us at email@example.com to let us know. If and when camp is permitted to open this summer, we will let you know immediately. At that point, we expect a large enrollment rush, so please be prepared to act quickly. Thank you!
Can We Get a Refund if We Sign Up and Camp Doesn't Happen?
If you have already registered for camp and it later turns out we can't operate, you can get a full refund or apply your payment to summer 2021 for a full credit with a guaranteed spot. If you decide to cancel your enrollment but camp operates this summer, you can transfer your deposit to summer 2021 for a full credit. We will save a spot for you.
How Can We Contact You?
Please feel free to call us at (818) 932-4600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It may take us a few days to get back to. Thank you again and stay safe!
It's Easier Than Ever to Sign up for Camp Despite all the Uncertainty Surrounding the Coronvirus. We've Made the Registration Process Easy, Stress-Free and Risk-Free So You Can Sign up for Camp with Confidence this Year!
Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, all of us here at Aloha Beach Camp want you to know we have every intention of operating camp this summer.
But we also realize advance planning is difficult in the current environment, not to mention the financial strain coronavirus has caused for families. We understand paying for camp this summer might be more challenging than ever for many parents.
If you're considering a beach camp experience for your kids this summer but apprehensive about committing, rest assured we've taken every step possible to make sure your camp registration experience is as easy and stress-free as possible. Now you can sign up for Aloha Beach Camp with confidence because we've removed all the risk for you.
All of us are in the same boat. We're doing the best we can with the information we have. Fortunately we have an immediate family member in a high-level position at the CDC in Atlanta giving us up-to-the-minute information before it's available to the general public, enabling us to make informed decisions to the best of our ability.
In these stressful and uncertain times, children need camp more than ever. After all, when all of this finally blows over, your kids will be desperate to get outside! And there's nothing like a safe and fun day camp experience at the beach where your kids can run, play, swim and socialize with their friends in a healthy outdoor setting to make up for all the lost time they've been cooped up inside for so many months on end. (And as much as you love your kids, you'll probably be ready for a break from them , too!)
Can't wait to see you at beach camp soon!
This blog is written and maintained by Eric D. Naftulin, Aloha Beach Camp's owner and Executive Director the the past 20 years.