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A year of lockdown have summer camp waitlists overflowing

By May 5, 2021No Comments

This year, Camp Augusta, an overnight camp in Nevada City, California, has more than 500 campers on its waitlist — the longest the list has been in two decades. Parents who a couple months ago were inquiring about how often equipment will be sanitized now are more interested in how Augusta plans to make camp feel as normal as possible, the director, Randy Grayson, said.

And campers have made clear what they are hoping for: a summer free from worries about the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nearly all of them mention the impact of Covid on their lives and how they’re looking forward to the opposite of it,” Grayson said. “They mention how they’re excited for the summer and to be with their friends, having fun outside, and effectively, Covid not existing in their lives.”