Summer Camp Policies

Covid-19 Cancellation Policy

Oxbow has updated our Summer Camp Cancellation Policy for the 2020 camp season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our goal to ensure camp families will not be financially impacted by cancelled programs, and will be supported if illness or any other unforeseen hardship is affecting your family. 

In order to do what we feel is right for the health of our families, our staff, and our greater community, Oxbow has made the difficult decision to cancel all younger (ages 4-10) camper day-camps: Sweet Discoveries and Guardians of the Plants. To fill the void, we are offering an opportunity to participate in our Oxbow Adventure Package. We hope this will bring a bit of camp magic to your family this summer, as it focuses on single-family visits to the farm, virtual “meet-ups”, and a host of nature activities assembled by our team of educators.

At this time we still intend to host our smaller Dig Deeper camps (for campers 11+ years old) in late July and early August. As long as the many health and safety milestones are reached, we feel confident we can host these camps safely on site. Our goal is to serve as a resource to your family, while simultaneously practicing protective health & safety guidelines.

Oxbow’s COVID-19 Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

Campers are eligible for a full 100% refund for all summer camp programs if:

  • Oxbow cancels or reschedules any summer program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Families are adversely impacted by COVID-19 (job loss, illness or suspected exposure to COVID-19, caring for sick family members, etc.) and have to cancel their registration.

You can use a portion of your refund to sign up for Oxbow’s Adventure Package.

Please understand that Oxbow is experiencing significant financial impact from COVID-19. During cancellation, registrants will have the option to donate a portion of the refunded amount to help with our already incurred costs, and also support us in offering program access for all families, regardless of financial status, during this challenging time.

For Dig Deeper pre-teen camps that remain on our summer schedule, the above policy applies. Additionally, we ask that all cancellations or changes be made at least one week prior to the start of the scheduled camp session, if possible. You can cancel by emailing education@oxbow.org