May 19, 2020
Dear Camp Families,
We hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe. For over 100 years, YMCA in Greenfield camps have given children a break from technology, opportunities to run and play outside, a chance to be with friends, time to relax and escape daily worries and simply have fun! To that end, we are committed to providing your children the best camp experience possible.
While camp will have a comfortingly familiar feel, please know that, per CDC, local, and state regulations, Y summer camps will also include some changes. Our #1 priority is to safely serve our families in a way that is healthy for both your children and our staff.
We want to emphasize and assure you that we are taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously. We also recognize the potential impact on our - and your - summer plans. Your children's health and wellness are paramount to us. We continue to evaluate and implement operational, health, and safety protocols at all of our camp locations.
Please know that we are actively planning an exciting summer of programs at Camp Apex, Greenfield Community College, and right here at your YMCA in Greenfield. You can sign up for our camps on-line right now. In fact, on a daily basis, we continue to enroll more children for each of our scheduled camp weeks.
As we move forward, we are doing so in the safest and wisest manner for you, your children, and our staff. We are:
- Continuing to track developments of the pandemic locally, regionally, and nationally to anticipate how it may affect camp.
- Monitoring communications and directives from the CDC, our local Boards of Health, and from each of our service communities
- Consulting with Y-USA and the American Camp Association to keep informed of emerging new best practices.
- Staying in constant communication with our local Board of Health and Health Care Consultant, and local camp directors regarding our opening dates.
We will continue to communicate with our camp families regarding important information and/or schedule changes. For questions, please reach out at any time to Kara Younger at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.your-y.org/camps.
Thank you for your patience and for believing in your YMCA during these challenging times.
Kara Younger, Director of Childcare & Camp Apex
Dave Garappolo, Director of Youth & Family Programs
Caitlyn O’Leary, Gymnastics Director