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Summer camp for girls waits for guidelines to move forward

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 16:50:35-04

With the summer season rapidly approaching, many parents have been wondering about summer camps this year and if they’re even going to be possible.

Normally, summer camps are a great way for kids to still be active and learn while they are out of school and a great child care option for parents while they are at work.

Alissa Farley started Alpengirl Camp, a summer teen adventure camp for girls in 1997, and normally there's no question about whether or not the camp will happen. But being in a time of uncertainty, Farley has to wait to make some decisions.

SUMMER CAMP WEB.jpg<div class="Figure-credit" itemprop="author">(Photo source: Alpengirl Camp)
(Photo source: Alpengirl Camp)

“We’re waiting for the American Camp Association and the CDC to come out with their summer camp guidelines, which we hope will be available to all the summer camps before May 15th. So, we’re still holding out for those guidelines, and then that will direct us into what kind of procedures we need to have in place," she explained.

Farley is hopeful that she will be able to continue on with the summer camp, but canceling it is a possibility.

"It's still unknown. We're really hopeful. We've received good indication from the American Camp Association that we should hold out for hope," Farlay said.

For more information on the Alpengirl Camp, visit here or call 406-570-6312.