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Old 03-24-21, 08:21 AM
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Summer Bike Camp

Hey guys! Summer is fast approaching, what are your plans? I'm trying to organize a youth summer bike camp so anyone is invited to showcase their bicycling skills. However, I am worried that it will be cancelled due to the pandemic that is going on. Do you think the vaccines can pull it through this summer? Please share me your thoughts.
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Old 03-24-21, 09:54 AM
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Nope

As for if people will do what they want anyway....yep
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Old 03-24-21, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ropetwitch View Post
I'm trying to organize a youth summer bike camp so anyone is invited to showcase their bicycling skills. However, I am worried that it will be cancelled due to the pandemic that is going on.
Children and younger teens won't be vaccinated; with careful attention staff might be, and you probably should require that not just for the fact but for the alignment with an attitude of considering risks real.

That said, I know of a number of outdoor day camp type programs that ran last summer. Done right it may be possible, a lot comes down to attention to detail.

Some specific challenges to think about:
  • Bathrooms
  • Meals, snacks, water bottles - though I do think a good bottle filling station is possible, and I wish they were all over the place so we didn't have to go into stores to buy water.
  • Difficulty of doing masks right when all hot and sweaty
  • Care in maintaining some distance during and between activities
  • Likelihood of carpooling between families who live nearby
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Old 03-24-21, 10:06 AM
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Instead of theorizing with forum randos, perhaps you should contact your state/local health department or the agency in charge of restrictions and see what they forecast/recommend.
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Old 03-24-21, 10:08 AM
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I think most people are taking a wait and see approach to making plans. I wouldn't organize anything that is going to involve a significant investment in time or money cause no one knows for sure what the situation will be this summer.
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Old 03-24-21, 12:40 PM
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in addition to Rolla's excellent suggestion, perhaps check with other local organizations in your state, what ever it is. Maybe other camps, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, schools, 4-H, et al.
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Old 03-24-21, 01:31 PM
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anyone can get vaccinated in my state starting April 5th. hopefully its similar in other states since more vaccinations = fewer scared to interact in public social situations.
i am sure there will be successful situations and there will be failed situations moving forward.

our local ymca and police both do summer bike camps that are structured. similar to what you are suggesting, but different since they arent about spotlighting skills and instead focus on safety, gearing, etc.
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Old 03-24-21, 01:33 PM
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People under 16 can not get vaccinated yet, so I would expect existing protocols will still be in effect.
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Remember that time we had at bicycle camp? You taught me so many things I never even knew about myself. I'll never forget when we rode fast away from the others that last night, back to the cabin by ourselves in the dark. I became a man that night. You taught me so many things...
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Summer begins in fewer than 3 months and you are just considering this? What steps have you taken to get your business off the ground?
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Old 03-24-21, 02:17 PM
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away from the others that last night, back to the cabin by ourselves in the dark. I became a man that night. You taught me so many things...
Creepy.
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Old 03-24-21, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
I think most people are taking a wait and see approach to making plans..
You'd think but from what I've been hearing summer camp programs were often full within the first hour of registration opening... weeks ago.

Parents who've had kids mostly at home for a year are getting a little desperate, and of ways they might relieve that and the kids isolation, outdoor things can end up looking like the least bad of a range of ideas that start there and only get worse.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
i don't recall that...
You were wearing that pink Fggin cap, and all the kids were making fun of you. One of them gave you a wedgie. On that first group ride, I caught my chain behind the dork disk, and you befriended me. In wheelbuilding class, you made that daring comment about my nipples. Our last night was pure ecstasy...
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Old 03-24-21, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
You were wearing that pink Fggin cap, and all the kids were making fun of you. One of them gave you a wedgie. On that first group ride, I caught my chain behind the dork disk, and you befriended me. In wheelbuilding class, you made that daring comment about my nipples. Our last night was pure ecstasy...
Just hope there was no love child.
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Old 03-24-21, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
You'd think but from what I've been hearing summer camp programs were often full within the first hour of registration opening... weeks ago.

Parents who've had kids mostly at home for a year are getting a little desperate, and of ways they might relieve that and the kids isolation, outdoor things can end up looking like the least bad of a range of ideas that start there and only get worse.
Saw a local news report just last night about how camps have booked for the season for some time.
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Old 03-25-21, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Instead of theorizing with forum randos, perhaps you should contact your state/local health department or the agency in charge of restrictions and see what they forecast/recommend.
Will do that, Thank you Rolla

Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
in addition to Rolla's excellent suggestion, perhaps check with other local organizations in your state, what ever it is. Maybe other camps, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, schools, 4-H, et al.
Yes, will check those too, thanks Pratt
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Old 03-31-21, 07:35 PM
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I found this article and got a few insights for the preparation - <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->https://elgruponorte.org/2020/06/04/...9-precautions/

Just thinking if it suits the plan, if not then probably we will just have to re-plan and do a less restricted activity. Just thoughts.
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