Letter from Nature Nurture founder, Linda Constant (teacher Linda)
updated May 22, 2020
We're so sorry to report that all of our outdoor June CAMPS have been canceled. Our KIDS-in-Charge Virtual CAMP has taken its place for those who are already signed up for June CAMPS or interested in same. Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to speak directly.
On June 15, 2020 we will announce whether we are having July all-outdoor CAMPS.
On July 15, 2020 we will announce whether we are having August all-outdoor CAMPS.
We are continuing to do our best to stay in business and return to all-outdoor classes and CAMPS!
Sending my best to you and your family,
updated May 13, 2020
We've regrouped and are sorry to say that we have yet to make a final decision as to whether we will have our regularly scheduled Summer CAMP like we've been doing for the past 16 years.
Yet rather than canceling Summer CAMP 2020 at this time, we are placing it in a 'holding pattern' and will make mindful decisions based on government and health-directed information (leaning heavily on the health-directed information).
Our primary concern is the same as the first rule of Nature Nurture: Be Safe and Make Good Choices, which is what we've been focused on over the past two months and will continue to make decisions based on the safety of your child, family and our community.
In the meantime, we've created an alternative placeholder in the event Outdoor CAMP doesn't happen:
Virtual KIDS-in-Charge CAMP
Two campers/CAMP Monday to Fridays
teacher Linda and One Jr. CAMP Leader or CIT
up to one hour/CAMP session (whatever works for your child)
We understand this is not what anyone signed up for, nor is it what any of us want, and I am so sorry for that.
Additionally, we realize other camps are going ahead with summer camp, and wish we could offer the same at this time. However, we are taking extra precautions and waiting until we are closer to the time NN CAMP is scheduled for each month before we make a decision or commitment. We apologize profusely for this decision, as we realize it will interfere with your efforts to plan ahead.
NOTE: Limited to 2 campers and up to one hour Monday through Fridays.
Also available, in the meantime is Nature Nurture's podcast with plenty of GROUNDO stories, HOW NATURE WORKS and even a few podcasts for Moms and Dads.
Click here to tune in to the Nature Nurture Podcasts
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
A Parent Resource
A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease.
It was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally. While the immediate health risk in the United States is low, it is important to plan for any possible outbreaks if the risk level increases in the future.
Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking actions that reduce the risk of illness. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. However, children also need factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of disease risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infections and spread of disease. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.