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EAGLES LANDING CAMP SHUTS DOWN DUE TO COVID

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BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

COCONUT CREEK, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Eagles Landing And The Night Owls, a day and overnight camp operating out of North Broward Preparatory School, has shut down for the summer due to COVID-19 infections. The shutdown decision was made by the camp.

Camp owner/director Matt Cannold, and another adult, have both tested positive for COVID-19 within the past week according to multiple sources. It was not immediately clear if any children had tested positive for COVID. BocaNewsNow.com last week published photos that Eagles Landing Camp had placed on public social media channels, showing children not socially distancing. The email announcing Cannold’s positive test is here.

The shutdown follows exclusive BocaNewsNow.com reporting concerning as many as 15 complaints logged in the online Broward County COVID-19 business violation tracking system. The complaints led to several social distancing, facial covering and other violations documented by the City of Coconut Creek in an inspection a week ago. A subsequent inspection days later showed improvement, according to Coconut Creek officials, but unannounced follow-up inspections were expected for the rest of the summer.

The violations were documented by the City of Coconut Creek in this report.

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This was written in the official City of Coconut Creek Inspection Report:

“Overall, Eagles Landing is a High Risk. Broward County Administrator’s 20-15, Attachment 16, defines High Risk as a summer camp where campers mix between groups and do not remain spaced apart”

“The City of Coconut Creek is obviously very concerned about the complaints that were entered into the Broward County COVID-19 Business Complaint system,” said Coconut Creek City Manager Karen Brooks to BocaNewsNow.com. “In the case of the Eagles Landing Camp, some of the complaints we received were observed upon inspection while others could not be substantiated.  Nevertheless, we issued warnings on all of the complaints so that they were aware of the information we were receiving.”

Owner/Director Matt Cannold, who frequently emailed BocaNewsNow.com in the run up to camp — explaining how safe it would be — has not responded to multiple emails after complaints were logged. He did not respond to an email concerning the camp’s closure Saturday night.

North Broward Preparatory School, where Eagles Landing has been based for decades, took a proactive public relations position last week when BocaNewsNow.com asked about the alleged violation of the schools tenant.

“Eagles Landing Camps (ELC) operates each year on the campus of North Broward Preparatory School during the summer months,” said Head Of School Bruce Fawcett exclusively to BocaNewsNow.com. “After recent inspections by the City of Coconut Creek, the school has been working with both the City and members of the ELC team to support the camp as they work to meet the regulations established by Broward County Administrator’s Emergency Order 20-12, Attachment 16.”

Parents tell BocaNewsNow.com that the camp is shut down for the remainder of the summer.

 

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