Woodward, a well-known sports camp with almost a dozen locations across the US, announced that their summer camps will be open as of this week despite rising COVID-19 cases across the country.
They offer day camps or sleep-away camps for kids ages 7-17 to hone their skills in sports such as skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, and several others.
Woodward will not be opening all of their 11 locations this summer. They will be opening the following locations this week: Woodward Tahoe, Park City, Copper Mountain, and Pennsylvania. Woodward West will open July 26.
The camps will open, even though coronavirus cases continue to spike across the country. Woodward put forward their COVID-19 policies back in May while waiting for approval to open from state governments. These policies include pre-camp COVID screening, daily temperature checks, hand-sanitizing stations, and increased nursing staff to monitor campers for coronavirus symptoms. The dining staff will wear gloves and masks when handling or preparing food. On top of these precautions, Woodward will be following all regional and state COVID-19 guidelines, including face masks and social distancing when possible.
Woodward’s opening will be a major step in the outdoor industry’s COVID practices. Woodward hopes to set a good example, operate safely and lead the way for ski resorts and other recreation opportunities to open later in the year.