Resident Camp CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FAQS:
Updated May 27, 2020
Q: Are we having summer camp?
A: Yes, we plan to. If that changes, we will notify unit leadership as quickly as possible. Council leadership is constantly monitoring all health organizations impacting our decision. Camp Directors are working hard to finalize staff needs and preparing material orders.
Q. When will you decide to run summer camp programs?
A. We are following Washington State four-phased plan opening. Our current projections show we will be in Phase 4 by July 13th. We will monitor and update units with reservations promptly as times change.
Q. Will there be another leaders meeting so we can find out about camp procedures?
A. Yes, we will be holding a mandatory leaders meeting for each summer camp to communicate changes that will be happening as well as safety procedures. We ask that one unit representative attend this meeting. They will need to register and submit any questions ahead of time. Here are the dates and registration links for each camp:
Camp Pigott - Tuesday, June 9th @ 6:30pm
To register and submit questions, click HERE.
Camp Parsons - Wednesday, June 10th @ 6:30pm
To register and submit questions, click HERE
Camp Edward - Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30pm
To register and submit questions, click HERE
Q. How do I get updated on further communications about summer camp status and COVID-19?
We are updating this page as we get new information, so please plan on checking back often. We also use email and our council Facebook page to communication with our members.
Q: What kind of safety guidelines will you be following at camp if it is held?
A: The health and safety of our participants is important to us. Our camps are nationally accredited and held to high standards. All participants will be required to come to camp healthy and able to participate. Unit leaders will work in concert with camp management to ensure compliance. UPDATE: We will be holding a second Leader's Meeting in June to communicate safety guidelines for attending camp. See above.
Q. When are final participant numbers and payments due?
Final participant numbers are now due June 19 and final payment for camp is due June 30.
Q: My Scout was unable to get a physical scheduled with their doctor due to the virus restricting doctor visits. Can we use their med form from last year, even if it is technically expired?
Q: Since the Council office is closed, If I make my payment by mail will it be processed?
A: Yes, all payments will still be processed. Our offices are closed to follow the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Initiative, however online and mailed payments will be processed in a timely manner.
Q: If camps are cancelled, do we get a refund?
A: If Chief Seattle Council cancels camp, we will work with units to move reservations to 2021. Please see the updated pdf Refund Policy.
Q: What if I cancel my unit’s reservation early and my session is held as usual? Do I get a full refund?
A: Please review the updated camping department pdf Refund Policy .
Q: Since there is uncertainty whether summer camps will be held, should I continue my camp payments?
A: Yes, our camping department will be invoicing units for camp payments. We understand this is a challenging time for families, so, please reach out to the camping department if your unit will need to adjust their payment plan. The camping department can be reached at email@example.com
Q: Can I transfer my unit’s reservation to 2021 summer camp?
A: Yes, if your unit feels it best to move their current registration due to COVID-19 we will transfer the unit reservation. Units that transfer their reservation to 2021 Camp Parsons, Camp Pigott or Cub Resident Camp will receive a 6% discount off 2021 camp rates.
Q: Our families are asking if they can delay making their payment for camp right now since things are so uncertain for them. What can we do?
A: We understand this is a challenging time for families, so please reach out to the camping department and we will work with units in need to adjust payment plans at no penalty. The camping department can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What if I have to cancel our unit’s reservation because we were unable to hold our unit fundraiser and can’t make our camp payment?
A: Before cancelling your units camp experience please reach out to the camping department to discuss payment plans. Secondly please look into our campership program, which offers assistance of up to 50% for Chief Seattle Council families.