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COVID-19 Safety Update / Weather Policy

COVID-19 Update for Summer 2020 Camps

In an effort to safely conduct any of our day lacrosse camps this summer, we are closely following “return to play” recommendations and safety protocol outlined by a number of organizations including the CDC, the State of Delaware, Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA), US Lacrosse and any of our host venue organizations.

Please understand that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all summer 2020 Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Camps are TENTATIVE. 

Our camp originally scheduled for June 15-18 at Wilmington Christian School is now scheduled to run July 13 to July 16 at the same location.

In addition, all camps originally scheduled to Archmere Academy have been CANCELED.

We will hold a second camp session at Wilmington Christian School from July 27-30.

Any postponement or cancellation is never an easy decision- we have been holding camps for nearly 20 years in Delaware and are proud of our track record of consistency- but we feel this is in the best interest of everyone involved.

Please note that the July 13-16 and July 27-30 timeframes for camps scheduled to be held in Hockessin are tentative and must coincide with a safe “return to play” environment as determined by the above organizations. In all scenarios if/when we do hold camp, we will factor in the following safety precautions, among others, recommended for safe outdoor youth sports camp programs in Delaware:

- proper social distancing at least 6 feet away, at all times, by campers, staff, and parents including during registration on day one, drop off and pickup times, in-camp activities, drills, and water breaks, etc.

- camp staff will wear masks; masks are optional for players

- all staff will have been in quarantine and not exposed to anyone with COVID-19

- safety measures during camp to eliminate contact between campers, camp staff, and camp equipment (not including a camper’s own equipment) including 100% non-contact drills and activities

- no water jugs; campers must provide their own water bottles and lacrosse equipment

- close adherence to Public Health Guidance and Suggested Guidelines for Returning to Youth Sports Safely During COVID-19

We will continue to monitor the safety recommendations outlined above and also follow guidance by our host schools.  As the new dates for camp approach, we will provide an update similar to this one via email and also provide updates at www.rippinrope.com

If your camper is unable to attend any of our camps due to COVID-19 related concerns, we offer two options:

1. Full refund to be processed by August 15, 2020 via credit card charge back

2. Full credit to a future Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse camp or clinic

Continuing to provide a great lacrosse camp experience is always a top priority but the safety of everyone involved with Rippin’ Rope Lacrosse Camps is paramount.   We miss being around the sport of lacrosse immensely, and it is our genuine hope that lacrosse can resume, as per normal, in the near future.

Bad Weather Policy:

Producing quality lacrosse education programs is our number one priority, however, weather can make the game of lacrosse dangerous.

Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Camps and clinics will aim to meet rain or shine but, in the rare instance of a thunderstorm and/or lightning during, or prior to, any outdoor lacrosse sessions, Rippin' Rope Lacrosse does reserve the right to cancel a camp or clinic session if the conditions are unsuitable and/or dangerous for reasonable lacrosse play.

If the forecast on the day of a given session clearly calls for thunderstorms and/or lightning before the start of a camp or clinic session, Rippin' Rope Lacrosse programs might be canceled in advance of a camp or clinic session starting.

Determinations whether to cancel any session(s) will be made no more than two hours BEFORE a session starts.

Cancelation notices will be sent via email and a conspicuous update will be posted on the home page of www.rippinrope.com no more than two hours BEFORE a session is to begin.

It is a good idea to check www.rippinrope.com for all weather related decisions on camp or clinic sessions.

There are no refunds or prorates for camp or clinic days that are cancelled.

If more than half of a camp or clinic program is canceled due to the weather, then a half tuition refund will be issued to all registrants. If less than half of a program is canceled, then no refund will be issued.

We would much rather be on the field coaching and learning but, unfortunately, the weather is out of our control.

It is customary that Rippin' Rope Lacrosse will issue coupon codes via email for future Rippin' Rope Lacrosse programs, on a case-by-case basis, should camp or clinic cancelations occur.