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Although the shelter-in-place orders have been lifted and businesses are starting to open up again in Wisconsin and all over the country, there’s no denying that coronavirus remains on everyone’s minds. Since we have already seen major summer events either canceled or postponed, you may be wondering, “Will Lions Camp be open during the summer of 2020?”
We are happy to inform you that the answer is yes, but modifications have been made in light of the pandemic. As you know, we learn new information every day, so not all programming has been finalized. At this time, the Block One Programs have been scheduled, but you’ll notice many limitations that have never been seen before. Unfortunately, the biggest change relates to the camper age requirements. All Block One Programs happening from June 28 to July 15, will only allow campers between the ages of 16 and 17 years old. Below you will find the updated schedule (as of May 18, 2020):
June 8 – June 18
Staff Training (Required for those working the full summer and block one)
June 21 – June 26
Adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired (Cancelled)
June 28 – July 3
Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism – Limited to ages 16 and 17 campers only
July 5 – July 10
Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Limited to ages 16 and 17 campers only
July 12 – July 15
Mini Camp Program: Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism (Cancelled)
The application deadline has recently passed for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Blind or visually impaired children with epilepsy programs. The Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing application will be available until July 17. The staff hopes to have the Block Two Program Schedule by Monday, June 22. See the entire schedule here.
The staff continues to evaluate the situation as additional information becomes available. Stay tuned for updates. For questions or concerns regarding the coronavirus update, please contact Andrea Yenter, Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Evett Hartvig, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Life may feel may normal than it has in quite some time, but coronavirus continues to have an impact on businesses and organizations all over the country. We believe it’s worth mentioning that we are all learning how to navigate the world post-COVID. Be sure to practice patience and compassion as you go about your day. It’s been said dozens of ways, but remember that we’re all in this together.
From all of us at Lions Pride, be kind and stay healthy!