On May 13, 2020

Killington Rec to offer modified summer camp

KILLINGTON—In response to Gov. Phil Scott’s announcement Friday, May 8, that summer camps can open if they “can meet strict health and safety requirements,” Killington’s Department of Parks and Recreation will offer a modified summer camp.

The regulations put in place by the state of Vermont include measures to increase social distancing, allowances for easier contact tracing, and increased sanitation.

“We are currently working on a plan to hold camp and meet these regulations,” said Sarah Newell, director of parks and recreation. “The number of children that will be able to attend camp may be reduced, and normal camp activities may be modified, but we will do our best under these unusual circumstances to meet the camp needs of the community.”

The planning of camp under these new restrictions is still underway. Questions such as when camp will start and where it will be located are still being answered. The Department of Parks and Recreation hopes to have a detailed announcement soon. For the most up-to-date information visit killingtontown.com/parksrec or killingtonrec.com.

A major change to camp planning includes the cancellation of Rek and Trek as it has been run in the past. Children age 10 to 13 will still have a place at camp, with activities that meet their social and developmental needs, but they will not be traveling as they would have in past years.

“While many of these changes may seem difficult, the safety of our counselors and campers is my first priority,” said Newell.

Currently, registration for camp is on hold until additional details are resolved.

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