Overnight camps in Ontario were cancelled in the summer of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the YMCA is cautiously planning for a return to cabin life and campfires in 2021Organized, seated indoor gatherings.?
“The value that camp provides to both kids and their families, it’s incredible. Kids have an ability to try new things, to build new skills that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to build, which builds self-esteem and confidence,” said Krista Gillespie, the vice-president of camping and youth engagement for YMCA of Southwestern OntarioEven if you get a few hundred people that can go for a few weeks.FREE DIGITAL ACCESS?
The Y runs two major overnight campsvariant, Camp Queen Elizabeth in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Camp Henry, at Point Pelee National Park. Both were cancelled as a result of COVID-19.Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at a lab?
“As we look back on 2020, there are a lot of people who feel screen fatigue and that’s another really valuable thing that camp brings?— the ability to unplug. I know kids have spent a tremendous amount of time on screens, some have had virtual school, so having the opportunity to get out in nature and unplug and just have some fun is so importantcountries with confirmed deaths.”