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Tallahassee Summer Camps Are Back In Business

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Parents will have summer camp options, but enrollment is heavily limited due to social distancing guidelines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines regarding youth programs and camps during the pandemic. The list includes health and safety precautions, screening of staff and students, and monitoring for signs and symptoms of sickness.

Businesses around Tallahassee have started announcing their plans for camps, but enrollment is likely to be more limited than usual.

  • Mason’s School of Music, Dance and Arts has opened registration. In certain camps, a Friday show “will be recorded and sent via an email link.”
  • Making Light Productions is offering camps starting in mid-July “provided it is safe to do so at the time.”
  • Young Actors Theatre is offering week-long camps in July and promises refunds if camps are cancelled “due to Coronavirus mandates from the federal, state, or local government.” ​
  • The Oasis Center for Women and Girls is back with its Girls Can Do Anything! Camp. The format has been altered “to make sure we are providing our program in the most responsible and effective way.”
  • Tallahassee Museum is planning to hold camps. A spokesperson says “we are still finalizing our summer camp plans in tandem with governmental guidelines.”

Plenty of camps will welcome students, while some have chosen not to reopen this summer.

  • The popular Camp Flastacowo at the FSU Reservation has been cancelled. Camp coordinator Sean Bricker says they are following directions from Florida State University that “conferences and camps be cancelled or discontinued up to August 1st.”
  • Challenger Learning Center has cancelled camp through early August.
  • The City of Tallahassee has also announced that summer camps will not be held this year.

This is by no means a complete list. Please check with your desired camp to see if it’s back open.