This year 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 9-19-2020), which adheres to the guidelines for day camps by the Dept of Health.
Our Fall 2020 Programming Plan:
- In-Person Programs: We are runing in-person outdoor Adventure Quest programs in Bellingham and Seattle at city & state Parks. Click here to register
- Online Programs: We are offering virtual quests this fall! More about Online Programs.
- 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 Quests- How do they work?
We have been offering our popular Adventure Quest to run online since April, and have also adapted other Quest programs to run online such as Star Quest, Quest & Quill, Power Quest, Mythology 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 QUEST! Mini-Adventures to try it out. More about online programs.
In-Person Programs – What changes will be made to promote good health at camp?
- Groups will be kept to 5 participants 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 6’ 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 am the morning of the program. Couldn’t find the emailed link? Click here to access the health screening questionnaire.
- There will be a wider window of time for drop-off and pickup at the beginning and ending of each program to facilitate in-person health screenings and staggered pick-ups/drop-offs
- During drop-off, please remain in your vehicle. The COVID-19 supervisor will perform a health screening while outside of your vehicle, and then you will be asked to take your child’s temperature. (this will include questions on the health of quester & family; a non-contact thermometer and hand sanitizer will be available)
- 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.
- Questers must wear a mask that meets the requirements for face coverings. They may either bring a well-fitting mask from home or receive a mask labeled with their name to use while at the program. 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 6 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.
- 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, the Quester or Quest Leader will remain home until at least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND either a COVID-19 test provides confirmation of negative results, a medical professional provides a note saying they may return, or until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- 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 9-19-2020)
If you are at home under quarantine and looking for something to do for entertainment, consider the following resources:
- 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.