This summer we are offering both online camps and in-person camps! The team at MA is following advice from local health officials and is following guidelines and recommendations made by health and government authorities. For more information see: Our Plan for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 (updated 8-12-2020), which adheres to the guidelines for day camps by the Dept of Health.
Status of In-Person Camps
Bellingham Day Camps will be at Larrabee State Park.
We have been approved to hold our Bellingham day camps at Larrabee State Park this summer, which offers a gorgeous location for Questing just south of Bellingham. Adventure Quest will be the only program we offer in-person this summer; Knight CIT, Sword Skirmish, and ATLAS Games extended program options will not be offered this summer. Star Quest, Power Quest, and Quest & Quill will be offered as Online Summer Camps.
Seattle Day Camps are cancelled.
Previous sign-ups for camps at Cornwall Park and Carkeek Park have been canceled, and all affected families now have a credit in their accounts.
Credits don’t expire and will remain in your account until used. See Credits & Refunds for details about how to use credits or get money refunded.
Our Summer 2020 Programming Plan:
- In-Person Camps: We will be running in-person Adventure Quest day camps at Larrabee State Park every week from July 20th through Aug 28th. Registration for in-person day camps is open. Click here to register
- Online Camps: We are offering virtual camps over the summer months (in addition to in-person camps). More about Online Camps
- Home Quests: Gather your neighborhood friends and family for a custom quest at your home, backyard, and nearby parks. We send an awesome Quest Leader to you! Alternatively, you could design a custom online camp for your child and their friends. More about Home Quests
- Birthday Parties: We can offer some types of birthday parties either online or in-person, while following social distancing regulations. More about Birthday Parties
We realize that you may have questions around programs and finances. Please read through the following information for details.
Virtual Camps- How do they work?
We are offering our popular Adventure Quest camps online this summer, along with online versions of Star Quest, Quest & Quill, Power Quest & Legends of Mazonia (See details). Our virtual programs meet on Zoom with small groups of up to 6 kids per Quest Leader. Kids are immersed in an exciting Quest where they interact in the theater of the mind! Kids who have never attended our programs and are interested in signing up for an online program are encouraged to sign up for one of our Friday Mini-Quests to try it out. More about online camps.
In-Person Camps – What changes will be made to promote good health at camp?
- Groups will be kept to 6 campers or less. Each group will isolate from other groups and will only interact with their own quest leader. Activities within the group will be set up to allow for distancing between participants whenever possible. Masks will be required for everyone when less than 8’ apart.
- We will have hand-washing stations as well as bottled hand sanitizer and will make sure that campers and staff are stopping several times per day, especially at the start of the program and before snack and meals, to wash their hands.
- There will be a designated area to care for, isolate and quarantine sick campers. Sick campers and staff will be sent home.
- There will be a designated health, safety & COVID-19 supervisor, who will be responsible for health screening checks, sanitizing surfaces, and monitoring any sick campers.
- Families will receive a link to an online health screening questionnaire by 4:00 pm; responses are due by 8:00 pm the night before each day of camp. Couldn’t find the emailed link? Click here to access the health screening questionnaire.
- Arrive for drop-off at the bandshell parking lot at Larrabee State Park between 9:45 am & 10:15 am
- During drop-off, please remain in your vehicle. The COVID-19 supervisor will perform a health screening while outside of your vehicle. (this will include questions on the health of quester & family and a temperature check with a non-contact thermometer)
- After the health screening, Questers and parents will be directed to their Quest Leader for sign-in. Please wear a mask and bring your own pen to use when signing in & out.
- Arrive for pick-up at the bandshell parking lot at Larrabee State Park between 2:50 & 3:10 pm
- Questers will receive a mask labeled with their name to use while at camp. Their mask & swasher will be turned in at the end of the day to their quest leader, kept in a bag separate from those of other groups, and will not be touched until the next day.
- Questers will remain with their Quest Leader & questing group. Different questing groups will not interact with each other, and will remain at least 10 feet apart.
- Questers & Quest Leaders will wear masks during dueling and storytelling phases. Designated mask-free times will occur throughout the day, with all participants sitting at least 8 feet apart.
- Questers will be asked to remain at least 6 feet away from other participants & Quest Leaders at all times, except during duels or briefly when other safety measures require closer spacing. Masks must be worn any time 6’ social distancing cannot be maintained.
- When not dueling, Questers will leave Swashers in a dedicated space that is separate from other Swashers.
- The COVID-19 supervisor will remain on-site to sanitize frequently used locations and to be present in case of illness during a quest day.
- Should a Quester or Quest Leader, or anyone in a Quester’s or Quest Leader’s household, show symptoms of COVID-19 or be diagnosed with COVID-19, the Quester or Quest Leader will remain home COVID-19 test provides confirmation of negative results or until at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).
- If a camper or staff has been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, that child or staff will not be allowed to attend camp for a minimum of 14 days after the exposure.
- For a complete list of safety measures, click here. (updated 8-12-2020)
What if I want to switch sessions from an online camp to an in-person camp or vice-versa?
We are waiving our usual session change fee this summer. If you have registered your child for an in-person program, you can switch to an online camp with no transfer fee. Likewise, if you register for an online program and later if our in-person programs are able to run, you would like to switch to an in-person camp, you will be allowed to make that change with no fees. You can request that monies paid towards your in-person camp be transferred to cover the cost of your online program or vice-versa. Click here to register
- Listen to our very own Quest Leader Natalie tell a story she has written, Allie Odds and the Allie Odds Squad, which is inspired by her experiences leading quests and her desire to make something like a quest that people could connect with wherever they are. The podcast has 9 episodes so far, and is enjoyed by adults as much as children. It can also be listened to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Play.
- Order Quest-at-Home kit from our online store, complete with Swashers, beanbag ‘spell packets’ and an Adventure Quest Game Book.
- Adventure Quest Coloring Books! We have created 3 coloring books that you may print at home to help keep your kids engaged:
- Virtual Museum Tours: The Smithsonian, and many others
- Our Majestic Adventures Pinterest page, complete with crafting projects and costume ideas
For more resources relating to Covid-19, please visit:
- WA Dept of Health Guidelines for Day Camps
- Washington State Department of Health
- The CDC
- Washington State Coronavirus Site
- The Governor’s Office
For a complete list of safety measures we are taking in response to official requirements and recommendations, click here.