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Camp Abnaki Feeling Badly

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Hey, Camp Fans.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire world and summer camps are no exception. Many camps weren’t in session for this summer season, compelled to take the precautions deemed necessary to keep everyone safe. Just like all of you, everyone here at Everything Summer Camp is deeply saddened that so many campers didn’t get to have their summer camp experience this season.

While some of you may have attended summer camp this season, other campers were not so fortunate. To those of you who didn’t get to go to camp this year, know that you are not alone. Today, we’re featuring one of the many summer camps who were closed for their normal camp season this summer—Camp Abnaki. Here’s the message they put out on their website: 

“We have worked tirelessly to determine if or how the 120-year-old traditions of YMCA Camp Abnaki might continue this summer in a safe and meaningful way. The team has used all available resources to explore how camp facilities and the experience might be adapted. We have deliberated for countless hours, diving deep into guidance provided by the CDC, the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Camping Association, YMCA of the USA, and the American Camping Association…. With very heavy hearts, Abnaki leadership—with the support of Greater Burlington YMCA senior management—has made the difficult decision to suspend all of Camp Abnaki’s traditional overnight, day camp, trips, and CIT sessions for the 2020 summer season.”

Everything Summer Camp supports Camp Abnaki and we look forward to seeing their normal camp sessions return in 2021. We hope all you campers who had planned on a summer stay at Abnaki were still able to get out into the wilderness for your own personal camping experience and, as always, thanks for reading.


- John


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