How COVID-19 Is Impacting Local Connecticut Summer Camps

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As we approach summer camp season, local CT camps have been faced with many difficult decisions.

Here are some of the latest camp/summer program updates:

Channel 3 Kids Camp

Town of Manchester Camps

"On Tuesday, April 14th, the Manchester Board of Directors made the decision to cancel Town Operated Summer Camps for the 2020 summer season, this also includes Camp Kennedy our adult specialized program which runs for one week. This decision was made based on the current global pandemic this is one of many cancelations made by the Town in order to keep the community and its residents safe."

Hartford County 4-H Camp

"Hartford County 4-H Camp is staying current concerning COVID-19 regulations and has been working with our local Health Department, the American Camping Association, and UConn Extension to educate and prepare ourselves in the best way possible. As of 4/10/2020, we are hopeful that by this summer, some of the restrictions will be lifted and we can run camp in a fashion that would not require the most stringent of COVID-19 accommodations. We will post updates as the situation solidifies or significant changes occur. We are in this together!"

Central CT Coast YMCA

As of 4/30, you can register for summer camps, which will be operated under modified conditions

Greater Hartford YMCA Camps

"We fully intend to hold summer camp - at our 13 day camps and our 2 overnight camps, Camp Jewell and Camp Woodstock - and are eager to provide a much-needed outlet for children to come together and engage in fun and enriching activities. We are waiting for final guidance from the state and will issue any notifications and final decisions as soon as we are able. To assist our families, we have pushed back final payments for overnight summer camp until June 1, and day camp final payments are due the Wednesday before a session starts. If you still wish for your camp draft payment to come out on May 1, please contact us. If camp is canceled, we will refund registration fees upon request."

New London County 4-H Camp

"Per his executive order, Gov. New Lamont has indicated he would like camps to be open and we agree that there is a need and a benefit to our community for our camp to operate this summer. Children and Teens will need a place to socialize, to be in the moment. to laugh, to learn new activities, to be outdoors, and experience the magic of camp!"

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