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The Chief Seattle Council office and Scout shop is closed to the public until further notice. Support staff are available Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm via phone and email. Appointments with staff available by request. We will be monitoring the governor’s COVID policies for businesses and will adjust our hours accordingly.

 

Camping

Summer 2021 FAQS:
Updated December 11th, 2020

Q: Are we having summer camp in 2021?

A:  Yes, we already planning for a great summer! If that changes, we will notify unit leadership as quickly as possible. Council leadership is constantly monitoring all health organizations impacting our decision.

 

Q:  When will you be deciding to run summer camp programs? 

A:  We are moving forward as if camp will be operating.  In the event this changes we will communicate with unit leadership as quickly as possible.  Our plan is to have an update on our plans in mid-April 2021. 

 

Q:  How do I get updated on further communications about summer camp status and COVID-19?

A:  We are updating this page as we get new information, so please plan on checking back often.  We also use email and our council Facebook page to communicate with our members.

 

Q:  What will summer camp look like for our Scouts?

A:  We plan to release a camp play book for each camp in February 2021 detailing the mitigation plans for each camp operation.  This play book will be sent to each registered primary contact and can be accessed on the camps’ webpages. 

 

Q:  What kind of safety guidelines will you be following at camp if it is held?

A:  The health and safety of our participants is of utmost importance, we are currently following the guidance of national, state, and local officials to create a playbook that will match the required safety guidelines.  This play book to be released in February 2021 will be sent to each registered primary contact and can be accessed on the camps’ webpages. 

 

Q:  Will there be a leader’s meeting to get questions answered about summer camp?

A:  Yes, be on the lookout for a required leader’s meeting in May 2021 (date TBD) to discuss protocols for summer camp.  

 

Q:  Since the Council office is closed, If I make my payment by mail will it be processed?

A:  Yes, all payments will still being processed.  Our offices are closed to follow the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Initiative, however online and mailed payments will be processed in a timely manner.

 

Q:  If camps are cancelled, do we get a refund?

A:  If Chief Seattle Council cancels camp, we will work with units to move reservations to 2022 or refund your payments.  Please see our updated refund policy for 2021.

 

Q:  What if I cancel my unit’s reservation early and my session is held as usual?  Do I get a full refund?

A:  Please review the updated camping department refund policy for 2021.

 

Q:  Should I continue my camp payments?

A:  Yes, our camping department will be invoicing units for camp payments.  We understand this is a challenging time for families, so, please reach out to the camping department if your unit will need to adjust their payment plan.  The camping department can be reached at campingdept@seattlebsa.org 

 

Q:  Can I transfer my unit’s reservation to 2022 summer camp?

A:  Yes, if your unit feels it best to move their current registration due to COVID-19 we will transfer the unit reservation.


Q:  Our families are asking if they can delay making their payment for camp right now since things are so uncertain for them.  What can we do?

A:  We understand this is a challenging time for families, so please reach out to the camping department and we will work with units in need to adjust payment plans at no penalty.  The camping department can be reached at campingdept@seattlebsa.org

 

Q:  Does Chief Seattle Council offer camperships?

A:  Yes, we do! The campership application for Chief Seattle Council Scouts can be found here.