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Safety & Weather Policy

In an effort to safely conduct our day lacrosse camps and clinics this summer and fall of 2024, we are closely following recommendations and safety protocol outlined by a number of organizations including the CDC, the State of Delaware, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA), US Lacrosse and any of our host venue 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:

- masks are optional for players/coaches

- all staff not exposed to anyone with COVID-19

- campers should provide their own water bottles and lacrosse equipment

- close adherence to Public Health Guidance

 We will continue to monitor the safety recommendations outlined above and also follow guidance by our host schools.  

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.  

Bad Weather Policy:

Producing quality lacrosse education programs is our number one objective, however, our priority will always for everyone's safety in the event of inclement weather during camp/clinic hours. 

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 weather unsuitable for safe play occurs during a camp/clinic session, we will follow Guidelines on Handling Practices and Contests During Lightning or Thunder Disturbances (NFHS)

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 reserves the right to cancel 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 no more than two hours BEFORE a session is to begin.

It is a good idea to check for all weather related decisions regarding camp or clinic.

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

If more than two sessions of a camp or clinic program is canceled due to the weather, then a half tuition refund will be issued to all registrants. If two or less sessions of a program are canceled due to weather, 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.