Camp Safety

Date: March 5, 2021

Summertime marks the highlight of every child’s year. It’s a time to play outside, spend time with friends, and for many, head to summer camp for days or weeks of adventure and activities. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is eager and ready to help your child safely take a break from screen time, indoor activities and distance learning to experience the benefits of summer camp: social-emotional learning with peers, physical exercise and outdoor activities.

Camper safety is our top priority and the Y is clean, safe, and in full compliance with all CDC, DECD, public health, and Connecticut Office of Early Childhood guidelines regarding cleaning, sanitizing, and social distancing. “Across the state, YMCAs safely served more than 13,200 campers in 2020 with only one case of Covid-19 at two camps, neither of which originated at the Y,” says Tim Bartlett, Senior Vice President and COO. “Our camp staff are specially trained on how to modify and lead traditional camp activities so campers have fun and experience the joy of summer camp while following all guidelines.”

More than ever, kids need the outlet for physical activity, fresh air, and social interaction that summer camp provides. The COVID-19 pandemic has pervasively and detrimentally isolated children. Some of the costs can already be seen and some will show themselves in the years to come. Camps are perhaps the safest and best place, both from an emotional and physical health perspective, for young people to be.

Visit our branch web site pages to learn more about all our summer camp programs – day camp and residential camp.

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