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Summer Camp: Will It or Won’t It Happen?

The jury is still out on so many things right now. With our city opening up for partial business on May 1st, people are venturing out into the world again with trepidation, hopefully.  

While many businesses are still closed to the public, the only thing we know for sure is the kids will be completing their academic year from the comfort of their own homes this month. Parents and kids alike are climbing the walls trying to balance their work/school work and their playtime. I anticipate after another month of this, everyone is going to be eager for the kids to get out of the house and do something ‘normal’.

With that in mind, I spoke with our friends in the camping community to see what their thoughts are on the upcoming summer camp season.

While they mentioned that we are still in a ‘see as we go’ mode, plans are in place to open up summer camp season with major adjustments. Some of the adjustments mentioned are:

  • Later start dates in June
  • Hiring/training additional staff to handle additional cleaning requirements
  • Ordering ample supplies to comply with local, state & CDC requirements in regards to COVID-19
  • Implementing small group activities
  • Additional Screening Tactics
  • New sanitation practices
  • Offsite field trips will be cancelled
  • Curbside drop off / pick up will be in place

If you have not booked camp for your child this summer, you may want to contact the ones you had in mind soon. I have a feeling that they may fill up faster than usual given the last six weeks we’ve had!

Know whatever you do for your family, this is a time in their lives they will never forget. Let’s make it one they can look back on and be proud of. Hopefully they will remember this as a time their family became stronger.

Be safe. Be smart & be well.

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