The LBIF welcomes all, both visitors and members, to enjoy our offerings and facilities. Because our capacity will be reduced due to social distancing, particularly indoors, we encourage our members to register early for Camp, Tennis, Yoga & Fitness, events and classes. Please understand that we do not want to turn anyone away, but we must abide to whatever capacity limits are required.
Over the past few months, coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has dominated our lives. From mid-March until today, plans for our LBIF 2020 summer season continue to be adjusted in response to current news and evolving guidelines. In these uncertain times, and while formal re-opening standards are still coalescing, we are moving forward with resuming operations, while protecting the well-being and safety of our members, visitors, staff and the local community.
We currently plan to open and begin offering programming on June 5th, with day camp starting in early July. Our tennis courts have been open to members since Memorial Day weekend. Operating through this summer will depend on our ability to maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all, while providing our patrons with all the memorable experiences and enjoyment we have grown accustomed to offering over the past 72 years! We will incorporate social distancing measures, including limiting building capacities and access to parts of our campus to guard against the spread of the virus and protect our employees and patrons. Face masks or face coverings will be required when visiting our campus. We are acquiring additional cleaning supplies and will focus the staff on cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection. Space in our programs will be limited, and we ask members and patrons to make reservations online. Priority will be given to members, so if you are not a member, please be sure to join. For in-person registration, we will accept checks and credit cards. If you pay with cash, we ask you to please bring the exact fee so that our staff limits their exposure to handling cash to make change.
We invite you to join us and participate in whatever way you are comfortable. We will continue to strive to stay strong and vigilant to ensure safety during the time of COVID-19. We are dealing with expected and unexpected challenges due to both the virus and evolving federal, state and local guidance/protocols. Our goal is to ensure everyone has a safe and enriching experience this summer at the LBIF, and we look forward to seeing our campus come to life this summer!
– The LBIF Board of Trustees and Staff
Welcome to the LBIF!
The LBIF is supported almost solely by the local community, including individuals and businesses. More than 90% of the LBIF’s annual revenues come from fees for the programs the organization offers and from generous contributions by community members. Most gifts received from the community are between $50 and $1,000. Contrary to popular belief, there is no single contributor that underwrites the operations and programs the LBIF provides each year. The LBIF is supported financially in the following ways:
- Program and Class Fees: 40%
- Membership Contributions: 33%
- Special Events: 10%
- Individual and Business Contributions: 9%
- Government and Private Grants: 4%
- Other (rentals, investments, etc.): 4%
One of the best ways to find out more about how the LBIF operates and functions is to get involved! Everyone is welcomed at the LBIF, but only members receive special discounts on classes and invitations to special members’ events and programs. Find out more about becoming a member.