“Back to School” inches closer, but in a year unlike any other, many students will be learning from home this fall due to coronavirus precautions. Schools across the country plan to use distance learning to begin the new academic year. When schools transitioned to this model in the spring, much of the country was under stay-home orders. This time around, states are no longer under lockdown, which means you can take advantage of distance learning from Sunriver this fall.
Parents working from home and students attending class online this fall may still be burnt out from being convinced to their houses in the spring. Going into the late summer and early fall, an extended stay in a Sunriver vacation home may be the perfect social distancing solution for “back to school.”
Social Distance While Playing and Learning
At Sunset Lodging, all of our vacation rentals in Sunriver include high-speed WiFi internet access, which means both parents and students have access to the resources needed for distance learning and working. High-speed internet access paired with the opportunities for outdoor recreation makes Sunriver the ideal location to begin the school year and extend your summer.
SHARC plans to keep the outdoor swimming pools open until September 20, which gives you ample time to enjoy the sunshine in Sunriver. Imagine how much work your kids will get done if you use swimming at SHARC as a reward? Complete all of your schoolwork quietly and earn two hours of pool time at SHARC? Not only is it a good motivator, but the time spent swimming and playing at SHARC also makes up for missed P.E. time they would have had at school.
Science Class at Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory
Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory provides visitors with unique educational experiences. View live animal exhibits that include raptors, reptiles and bees, visit the botanical garden, or stroll down the Osgood nature trail. SNCO houses the nation’s largest publicly accessible observatory and offers one-hour sessions for night sky viewing. Stare at the stars through various telescopes and listen as staff astronomers take you on a guided constellation tour.
Make the experience even more socially distant by booking a special, private experience exclusively for your group. Build and launch a rocket or navigate a space rover when you choose your own cosmic adventure. Space exploration and the physical science exhibits at SNCO offer an interactive alternative to a remote science lesson on your laptop.
Enjoy Late Summer and Fall in Sunriver
Sunriver typically follows a seasonal fluctuation in guests with peak visits in the summer and for the winter holidays in December along with long weekends and school holidays. With kids back in school, guests don’t always have the chance to enjoy arguably one of the best times to visit Sunriver. Late summer and early fall in Sunriver, offer cooler evening temperatures with beautiful, warm days still persisting through September.
Fewer guests in Sunriver also means shorter wait times at your favorite restaurants. Imagine being able to walk into Sunriver Brewing and immediate sit-down and order a tasty craft beer and dinner. It’s a reality when you visit Sunriver in the offseason.
Distance Learning from Sunriver This Fall
Visiting Sunriver during this time of year also means less competition for the best vacation rentals and fewer people in town. Fewer people in Sunriver and plenty of open space make our quiet mountain town the perfect place to social distance. Fewer visitors in the fall allows you to spread out and enjoy outdoor destinations typically crowded with guests in the summer. Rather than return home to the monotony of school and work from home, outstanding weather and open spaces make Sunriver the perfect classroom for “back to school”.
Oh, and did we mention the nightly rates for Sunriver vacation rentals are typically less in the fall than during peak season? Give us a call or browse our selection of vacation rentals online to book your late summer/early fall back to school digs.