COVID-19 Update (Updated 6/12/2022)

As COVID has moved from the “pandemic” phase to the “endemic” phase, we have updated our 2022 Return to Camp and Credit for Days Missed Due to COVID policies to reflect current rules, regulations, and realities.

Please note, if state or county rules about exposure and quarantine change, we will adapt our rules for that state or county to remain compliant with jurisdiction-specific requirements.

Our Return to Camp policy is taken directly from the California Department of Public Health, and to our understanding, this aligns with the Nevada and Virginia policies as well.

If you test positive or have symptoms

Regardless of your vaccination status or infection history:

  • Isolate for at least 5 days
  • Get tested (antigen preferred) on Day 5
  • End isolation on Day 6 if:
    • You test negative, AND
    • Have no fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication, AND
    • Your other symptoms are gone or going
  • End isolation on Day 10 if:
    • You test positive on Day 5 or don’t test, AND
    • You have no fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication
  • If you still have a fever, continue to isolate until it’s been gone for 24 hours
  • After you recover, wear a mask around others for 10 full days after start of symptoms or your positive test

For children who test positive:

  • Children under 2 can end isolation on Day 6 without a negative test
  • Children 2 years and older should follow the steps above for ending isolation

Learn more in What to Do if You Test Positive from CDPH.

Our Credit for Days Missed Due to COVID policy is:

In the event that your child or children test positive for COVID and thus stay(s) home from camp, OR that they are required to stay home due to quarantine rules listed above, missed days will be handled as follows:

  1. Please alert us as soon as possible by e-mailing [email protected] with your name and phone number. Your child’s Site Administrator, or someone from the home office will call you shortly to discuss the specifics of your situation and next steps, contact tracing (if applicable), etc.
  2. We will respond to your message with a brief e-mail summarizing what your child can do from home (if they are feeling up for it!) to be ready to resume camp as soon as they are cleared to return.
  3. While we don’t offer credit for general sick days, we want to encourage parents to “do the right thing” and keep COVID-positive or COVID-symptomatic campers home. For any day(s) your camper misses due to COVID, or county-mandated close-contact quarantine, we will provide you a pro-rated camp credit for that day. Your child (or another family member) can use that credit towards a future session of Adventures in Writing Camp (this summer if available, or a future program, on-campus or online.)

The past school year has shown us that even when protocols are followed, exposures can and do happen in educational settings. Just as most private schools, gyms, etc. do not provide refunds for weeks students/members are unable to attend, we are not providing refunds for camper sick-days. We will, however, provide the above-mentioned COVID-related account credit for future to help share the impact as we all pull-together to get through this!

COVID-19 Update (Updated 1/5/2022)

First and foremost, we hope that this message finds you and your family in good health.

How will we comply with State and County health orders to keep everyone safe?
Safety remains paramount for all programs this summer, and we are committed to following State and County guidance on this. We recognize that these orders are modified regularly, and we will adapt accordingly. To learn more about current guidelines in your state, please click to view California guidelines and Virginia guidelines.

What does AIW Camp Online look like?
AIW Camp’s Online sessions are offered as “Half-Day Plus” (9am-12pm daily, with 2 hours of additional afternoon 1-1 meetings with a teacher per two-week session ) sessions. Like our on-campus programs, campers will work with credentialed teachers and college students this year to create eBooks (elementary) and Animatic Videos (middle school). The social component of camp is VERY important to us. Campers will be grouped in “cabins” (~7 campers), and campers may sign-up to be in a cabin with their friends, allowing them to be social while still “socially distant.” The online experience is designed as a virtual summer camp, not just classes online. You can read more about Adventures in Writing Camp Online here.

I am new to AIW Camp. How do I sign up? 
To register, click on the “Register Now” button in the upper right-hand corner of this site. You will be able to choose from a menu of both on-campus and online options in the registration process. If you have any trouble, please contact us at 833-974-8366, or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to help!

From all of us at Adventures in Writing Camp, THANK YOU!… for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we navigate these uncertain waters. Stay happy, stay healthy, and keep being there for your kids! This too will pass.

Hans, Jen, and the AIW Camp Team