Letter from Nature Nurture founder, Linda Constant (teacher Linda)
Summer CAMP UPDATE due to COVID19:
Updated June 4, 2020
It's been a long three months and whirlwind of changes in all our lives and my primary hope is that you and your family are well, staying safe and spending much time outdoors:-)
It saddens me deeply to share that all of our summer camps are being canceled at this time.
If your child is registered for one of our camps, please let me know if you'd like to request a refund, credit (good through end of Summer CAMP 2021) or (and only if it is not a burden on your family) gift all or a percentage of your summer camp payment to Nature Nurture to help us in our effort to keep Nature Nurture afloat for future classes and camps.
I'm glad to have heard of camps that are open now due to the new government guidelines, which is one reason I wanted to make a final decision and let you know right away so you could plan for another camp if this is something you feel comfortable doing.
- Please note, sadly, we are no longer offering virtual KIDS-in-Charge CAMP (except to those who are already registered).
My sincere apologies if our decision is disappointing, frustrating and doesn't help your children and family begin to get back to what is being called the 'new normal'. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, would like to vent, and/or simply chat.
Wishing you my best,
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.