Summer 2020 First Decision

Dear Families,

After careful consideration, we have decided to make some difficult decisions regarding a number of our summer experiences that provide incredible hands-on care for our campers. While you will note some significant decisions outlined below, we hope that by delaying a decision on some of our camp experiences, we will be able to offer them later in the summer months.

  • Camps district-wide will be closed for the month of June. This includes our 3rd party athletic providers and any field or outdoor athletic rentals.

  • Bloomin’ will not be open this summer (June, July, or August) and will hope to resume with the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

  • SCAMP will not be offered this summer.

  • The Barnyard Buddies program at Bowers School Farm will not be offered this summer.

If we are able to offer camp experiences in July and/or August, we will only accept students who are enrolled in a Kindergarten program (in Bloomfield Hills Schools or another district) in the fall. Students younger than kindergarten-ready will not be permitted to attend camp in the summer of 2020.

As new information becomes available, our team will continue to explore what opportunities may be available in July and August. In addition, families expressed an interest in participating in virtual camp opportunities and we are working on what experiences we will provide this summer in that regard. Our commitment to our community is to make the most informed decision possible, utilizing the latest information from the Governor’s office and guidelines from the CDC.

We recognize that this is another tremendous loss in our “normal” routine and that loss can have a profound impact on your child. Our summer experiences are a place for students to enjoy a sense of freedom and form long-lasting relationships. It is for that reason that we have held off on decisions regarding Huck Finn, Summer Fun, and many other experiences we hope to still provide safely and within the guidelines in the months of July and August. We sincerely hope to be able to continue providing extraordinary summer experiences later this summer and will connect with families as soon as we have arrived at a decision.

Thank you for your continued support of Bloomfield Hills Schools.