Covid-19

05/22/2020 – Summer Camp 2020 Officially Suspended

It is with great sadness and disappointment that we are writing to let you know that we received an update from LA County officially suspending all camp operations on County beaches until further notice. This includes our Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades Fitness by the Sea camp locations.

It was just days ago that we were optimistic that camp would happen, even if it was delayed or modified. But now, according to documentation received from the County, beach camps will not reopen until Stage 4 of the LA County Roadmap to Recovery. As such, we feel it is best to officially suspend camp at this time. We do not feel confident enough that camp will happen this summer to continue accepting reservations and customer funds.

We know how disappointing this is for you and your children. It is heartbreaking for our family and staff as well. We look forward all year to seeing your children at camp. Please tell them we will miss them dearly. They are the reason Fitness by the Sea exists and why we do what we do each and every day.

This experience has definitely been trying for all of us, but we truly believe brighter days will be coming soon.

For those of you who had already enrolled at camp this summer, we will begin processing full refunds immediately. We will do our very best to complete the refund process for all customers by the end of today. If you have questions about your refund, please reach out to us directly.

Your families will remain in our thoughts this summer and throughout next year as we begin our countdown to Summer 2021.

If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to respond to this email or call us directly at 310-459-2425.

Sincerely,

The Colton Family & All of the FBS Staff

 

05/18/2020 – Fitness by the Sea Coronavirus Update #2

We wanted to take the time to update our Fitness by the Sea families on our plans as they relate to summer camp 2020.

#1 – Yes, we are still planning on having camp.

It is more important now than ever that our children get to experience the release of summer camp. We know our three girls are in desperate need of a ‘normal’ summer experience and we’re sure your children are as well. Therefore, we are moving forward with our plans for the summer in hopes that camp will happen.

Though we do not have any specific dates yet, we do believe County and State officials will be allowing summer camps to open up for at least part of the summer. It is probable that they will be strictly limiting the number of participants and will also be requiring social distancing and rigorous safety guidelines as outlined in the CDC’s Camps Decision Tree document.

Currently, our registration system shows our original dates of June 15 – September 4, but please understand that those dates may change as the re-opening guidelines for camps becomes clearer. We will communicate any changes to you as soon as we learn of them.

#2 – Spaces will likely be limited, so you may want to secure your spot now.

Given that it is highly likely our capacity will be very limited, we encourage you to sign up now to save your spot. If we are unable to offer camp due to governmental restrictions, we will refund all fees in full. If we are able to offer camp this summer, we will follow our regular cancelation policy.

#3 – What we will do to keep your children safe.

In addition to our longstanding and rigorous safety procedures and staff training protocols, we are following the latest guidelines on health and safety, cleaning, and preparedness from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the LA County Department of Public Health. Please visit our FAQ page for more information about how we plan to support a healthy camp environment, including stepped-up cleaning protocols and social distancing strategies.

Once again, we are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated as soon as we learn new information regarding camp this summer.

 

04/21/2020 – Fitness by the Sea Coronavirus Update #1

Many of our Fitness by the Sea families have been asking how the coronavirus and social distancing efforts will be effecting camp this summer, so we wanted to reach out and share how we’re responding to COVID-19 and making plans for your child’s safety.

In addition to our longstanding and rigorous safety procedures and staff training protocols, we are following the latest guidelines on health and safety, cleaning, and preparedness from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the LA County Department of Public Health. Please visit our FAQ page for more information about how we plan to support a healthy camp environment, including stepped-up cleaning protocols and social distancing strategies.

Our goal is still to be able to offer camp this summer. We believe camp will be more important than ever this year, as it will provide children an important break from any stress and anxiety caused by the disruption of their normal schedules. We are preparing contingency plans and are equipped and ready to adjust our camp programming to meet any government advised guidelines, should they still be in place when summer arrives.

Summer 2020 Registration – Registration for our camps is open. If you’re concerned about how the coronavirus will affect your plans, don’t forget that you can sign up now to secure your early bird discount, and then change your camp dates as things become clearer.

Early Bird Discount Extended thru May 15th – To provide additional financial relief for our camp families, we have extended the early bird discount until May 15th.

Summer 2020 Cancelations & Refunds – If camp is canceled entirely due to governmental restrictions, we will provide full refunds for all reservations. If we are able to offer camp this summer, we will follow our regular cancelation policy.

Once again, we are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated as we learn new information regarding camp this summer. We feel certain that we’ll get through the summer with healthy and happy children. We can’t wait to spend a safe, healthy, joyful summer with your campers!

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to email, email hidden; JavaScript is required, or call me directly at 310-459-2425 x110.

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