Covid-19 – Cancellation of 2020 Summer Camp

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To:  Town of Middlefield Residents
From:  Hannah Malcolm, Director of Middlefield Park and Recreation
CC:  Middlefield Park and Recreation Commission
Date:  May 21, 2020
RE:  Cancellation of 2020 Summer Camp

We are regretfully writing this memo to inform our residents that the Middlefield Park and Recreation Summer Day Camp is cancelled for this summer. This decision was made by the Park and Recreation Commission, who unanimously voted to cancel the previously scheduled summer day camp due to the risks associated with COVID-19.

This is a heartbreaking announcement because the administrative staff has done so much to plan and troubleshoot the guidelines that were given to us by the state. We truly wanted to make camp happen this summer, but the risks made camp logistically and financially unattainable. Camp’s utmost purpose is to give residents a safe place to send their children during the summer but during this unsettling time we feel that our situation with COVID-19 would put campers and staff in a vulnerable health situation.

This department understands that some might believe that this decision was made too soon but we wanted to make this announcement early so that parents who typically rely on our camp can find other reliable alternatives.

As the season progresses, we might investigate hosting short-term childcare options that are strictly outside, designed for small groups, and would last no more than a few hours. We will announce these camps when we have a better understanding of our community’s adjustments to this virus.

Those who have already signed up and paid for summer camp will receive a full refund by check.

 

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Town of Middlefield
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Middlefield, CT 06455

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