Summer Camp Update (May 22, 2020)

After much consideration and careful review of the Alameda County Public Health COVID-19 safety guidelines, we have made the decision not to run our summer camp programs this year.

Since receiving the updated guidelines on April 29, the staff diligently began planning how we could operate our summer camps safely while still providing the fun and informative Girls Inc. Experience to our girls. We also began working to secure the items we would need to run summer camps in compliance with the county guidelines and create a safety training to ensure all staff understood our new way of operating. Unfortunately, even with all of our efforts, we are unable to do all of these things in time to open for summer.

We are continuing this work in order to ensure a smooth opening when school begins in the fall.  I am confident that with a little more time we will be ready to welcome back our families and provide our quality programs in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. I am just sorry it is not possible to do so for this summer.

We are in the process of refunding any families who have paid for all or a portion of summer camp. Our goal is to send out refund checks no later than Friday, May 29. The staff is also working on creating weekly surprises for our summer camp girls.

Please know that we miss our girls and families, and that we look forward to seeing you next summer.

Girls Program Registration Update

At this time, we do not have set dates for our school year registration since there are many unknowns regarding the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Once we receive information regarding when and how the school year will begin, we will determine dates for school year registration.

If you would like to be added to the email list to receive information regarding the upcoming school year, please email Director of Elementary Programs, Natalie Duarte. We appreciate your patience during this time.


May 4, 2020 COVID-19 Update – 2020 Summer Camp Status

April 10, 2020 COVID-19 Update – 2020-21 AIK Registration Postponed

March 23, 2020 COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update  – Girls Inc. closed beginning Monday, March 16

March 12, 2020 COVID-19 Update – Letter from our CEO, Christine Chilcott regarding COVID 19

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