Update: 2020 Bruin Woods Summer Program Cancellation

May 13, 2020

Dear Bruin Woods Guests,

Whether you’ve been coming to Bruin Woods for years or just beginning to experience the Bruin magic we create here in Lake Arrowhead, we love sharing our summers with you.

Since first hearing of COVID-19, the Bruin Woods management team has remained determined to make the most informed decision about whether we should move forward with our program this summer. We have explored all possible scenarios from an amended scaled-back program to smaller, less-dense weeks. This required time as we watched the public health crisis and Department of Public Health and CDC mitigation efforts unfold. The Bruin Woods team and I thank you for your patience over the last few months.

After considering the public health risks surrounding COVID-19, UCLA leadership, in partnership with the Bruin Woods management team, has determined that the 2020 Bruin Woods summer program will not take place this summer.

All families currently signed up for the 2020 summer program will be given full refunds and priority status for the 2021 summer program.

Please complete this form by May 22nd to process your refund.

When processing your refund, you may also choose to express interest in donating any portion of your refund to help support our Bruin Woods operations and the longevity of the Bruin Woods program. If you are in a position to give during this difficult time, your generosity will be greatly appreciated. We will reach out to all interested donors with more information.

Our UCLA Lake Arrowhead team continues to plan for a safe reopening following all state, county, and UCLA guidelines. We will keep you informed if we are able to offer any experience to your family this summer.

This decision weighs heavily on our entire team’s hearts, but we have to put the health of our Bruin family ahead of everything else. We hope to keep the Bruin Woods fun alive this summer with some digital at-home content featuring our student staff.

Each year, our team in Lake Arrowhead looks forward to hosting the families of Bruin Woods and creating an amazing, awe-inspiring week for you. While we won’t be able to create new memories at Bruin Woods this summer, we look forward to the day when we can. When it’s time, the magic of Bruin Woods will be waiting here for you and your family to enjoy.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to me at dmatteson@ha.ucla.edu.

With Bruin Woods Love,

Dylan Matteson