Thank you for your continued interest in Adventure Day Camp! As the COVID-19 landscape continues to change beneath our feet, we at the McCall Field Campus and Outdoor Science School continue to pursue our mission of transforming individuals and communities through innovative research and educational experiences. Although our approach to this has changed, our commitment to creativity and innovation is stronger than ever.
Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. Face-to-face experiential learning and exploration is at the heart of our instructional approach. As we look to the future and consider how and when we can continue in-person programming, we are analyzing a variety of information sources to guide our decision making.
There are four primary information sources we are using to plan our path forward:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity
- University of Idaho COVID-19 Response
- Central District Health and Local Health Professionals
Our conclusion after close examination of the best information available is that we cannot effectively screen individuals or meet social distancing and personal protection guidelines in our Adventure Day Camp setting for most of the summer months as Idaho progresses through its four stages of reopening. Therefore, out of respect for our Day Camp families and the community, we have decided to cancel MOSS Adventure Day Camp for 2020.
We still believe that your kiddos can have great adventures this summer and to that end, we point you to the following resources (we are especially excited about the first one!)
- MOSS Adventure Learning
We will be posting outdoor lessons for kids throughout the summer in addition to the many lessons and activities that are already available on the site. These are designed to get kids out exploring, asking questions, and learning about their local community and natural areas. They can be facilitated by parents, or passed along to care providers as resources to help with summer activities.
- Community Cares Information Center
A partnership between local libraries, Valley County, and Central District Health to connect the dots on local needs and resources.
A free platform for families and caregivers to connect with each other.
One example of online summer camps, there are many activities with an outdoor and nature focus.
MOSS is a place where students ages 3-12 years old can learn, play and have fun. Spread your wings and explore the wonderful world of nature just outside our door. Let your imagination be the guide as you help create your own outdoor adventure. Our field campus inside Ponderosa State Park on the shores of stunning Payette Lake is the perfect location for kids to just be kids in a creative, fun, adventure filled environment. We will mirror school year learning styles by emphasizing practicing taking care of ourselves, others and this place. Each day and week will have a different science focus to guide the learning experience. Learn More >