June 9, 2020
Dear Camp J Families –
I am happy to let you know that based on the regulations from Kentucky Healthy at Work, we can open camp safely on June 22, 2020. There will be many changes this year that are necessary, but camp will still be the best place for fun, growth, and development during the summer months.
As you will see in the attached Camp Guidebook 2020 Addendum, we have highlighted for you all the ways we will be changing camp to keep your children safe and healthy this summer. We are taking measures to ensure that campers can have a good time and enjoy their day at camp but also stay socially distant when necessary and not come in contact with others outside of their group. The information in the addendum overrides the information that is in the original Camp Guidebook.
There will be things we will ask of camp families as well and we will need you to meet us in the middle to keep the campers safe and healthy. We need your cooperation for this to be successful! Please read the Addendum thoroughly and carefully. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. My email is below.
As for registration, if you were previously registered for weeks 4-9, you are still registered UNLESS you requested we cancel those weeks for you. If not, those weeks are locked in. Regarding week 3 of camp, which is the week of 6/22-6/26, you will need to go into your camp account and re-register for that week. No one is registered for that week unless you have gone in in the past few days and re-registered!
If you’re not sure about your camp registration, anyone can log into their camp account at any time to review what they are currently registered for and what has been canceled.
Another change at camp this summer is that we will not be able to offer extended care, based on the regulations. That means that if you were registered for Get up Gang or Stay and Play, that has been removed from your account and we are in the process of issuing credits. You will not be able to register for either moving forward. Some of our Specialty Camps have also been canceled based on social distancing guidelines or contractor concerns. If you were/are registered for any of those, you will be notified and credited.
As for swimming, we are not able to offer any swim lessons this summer due to social distancing concerns. Free swim may resume later in the summer after pools reopen to full capacity. We will keep you updated on the status of that.
All campers MUST have their Immunizations Forms into camp prior to their first day of camp. If not, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND!
We look forward to seeing all of you and your campers very soon. It has been a long spring but the fun at camp awaits. Remember, camp friends, are forever friends!
Best – Mindye Mannel
Camp J – Louisville