Updated Jan 12, 2021
We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our program participants, our staff and the communities in which our programs take place. We are closely following the recommended safety guidelines of a number of respected health partners including the CDC, the American Camping Association and all government guidelines in the countries where our programs operate.
We have a wonderful line-up of new programs for 2021 including Gap Year offerings and programs in the US. We encourage you to apply for these programs and there are no deposit or tuition due at this time. We will make arrangements for payments once we are assured that our programs can be safely operated and have determined what Covid-19 protocols might be required by the countries and campuses in which our programs take place.
Programs in the US
Last summer, we operated a successful, in-person program in Santa Barbara under the ACA Covid-19 guidelines which included negative Covid test before arrival, masks, social-distancing and temperature monitoring. We had no health issues and managed to offer a safe, fun, enriching program.
This coming summer, we will again follow the ACA and CDC Covid-19 guidelines to establish our protocols. This may include proof of negative Covid test before arrival. We will keep our applicants and parents informed as we get closer to summer and have more information on the best course of action. We encourage you to go ahead and apply for our 2021 programs and there is no deposit or tuition due at this time. We will hold your space until we have more information about how we are proceeding for summer 2021 and can inform our students and parents of what health and safety measures will be in place.
Programs in Ireland
Ireland is currently open to travelers from the US with a 14-day isolation period upon arrival. Should this be necessary for our Film Program in Ireland in May 2021, we will add two-weeks to the start of the program to accommodate a group isolation in the Irish countryside which will include a program of online learning and outdoor activities.
Programs in France and England
We are eagerly anticipating the lifting of international travel restrictions for summer 2021 as we move closer to a widely available vaccine. We will set our protocols according to what our host countries require when they once again allow US travel for tourism purposes, likely by Spring 2021. We anticipate that proof of a negative Covid-19 test and/or proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required to enter European countries once travel resumes. Nothing has been made official as of yet and we are closely monitoring the situation and updating applicants as we receive more information. We encourage you to go ahead and apply for our 2021 programs and there is no deposit or tuition due at this time. We will hold your space until we have more information about what will be required for international travel this summer.