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“Eagles Landing Camp And The Night Owls“ Continues In Coconut Creek

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[CLOSE TOGETHER. Parents recently expressed concern about social distancing issues at Eagles Landing Camp and the Night Owls. The Camp Owner and Director has tested positive for COVID-19. This photo appear as on the ELC public Facebook page].

COCONUT CREEK, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Matt Cannold, the owner and director of Eagles Landing and the Night Owls day and overnight camp, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The revelation comes after BocaNewsNow.com published several of the complaints logged by Broward County officials monitoring COVID-19 issues. At least 15 complaints have been logged by Broward County about “Eagles Landing and the Night Owls,” all resulting in “warnings.”

You can read the complaints through the link below. They were released as public records under Florida Statute 119. There was no response from ELC despite repeated requests for comment over the past several weeks.

Parents of “Eagles Landing and the Night Owls” campers received this email:

“Recently, a family member tested positive for COVID-19 following which I also had a test. Although I do not feel badly, regrettably, I too received a positive result for COVID-19. It is critical to note that I have not been on campus at all for the last eight days. When I was on campus, I had no mask-less contact with any ELC employees or campers, and maintained appropriate social distancing measures at all times.”

“Our plan moving forward is to continue to run day-to-day operations as we have since opening this summer, obviously without my attendance. We value your trust and confidence and take our responsibilities very seriously. ELC will continue to ensure that safety protocols are followed to the letter, while maintaining our commitment to providing your family with he most enriching camp experience possible.”

The email, sent via “CampMinder,” a communication service used by camps to communicate directly with parents, is being questioned by parents contacting BocaNewsNow.com who say they have attempted to remove their kids from camp but are being denied refunds. They also question some of the assertions made in the email.

Cannold, who emailed BocaNewsNow.com multiple times prior to the start of camp to promote the importance and safety of camp — even during a pandemic — has not responded to emails from BocaNewsNow.com for weeks.

Read our previous story, with complaints logged by Broward County, here.

Update: several parents claim the warnings are “fake.”


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