At the end of April the CDC released their 2021 guidance for summer camps and youth clubs. The general theme of the guidance was 'nothing has changed'. For those of us who have been operating successfully for nearly a year under COVID restrictions - the take away is keep doing what you are doing and try to encourage everyone to vaccinate.
The phone has been ringing off the hook for the past month as understandably parents want to know about their options for the summer. And options are limited this year. The FRC and the City will not be running their programs. LTCC have a fantastic selection of summer programs, and the Presbyterian Church will be running their summer camps, but the Club is the only program running for all school age groups for full days.
The saying goes that every dark cloud has a silver lining, but here at the Club we feel that we have been blessed with rainbows to light up our dark days over the past year. Two of those rainbows have been our incredible donors and the members that they have supported. One year ago we launched Team AWESOME and the response has been amazing. We had already done the groundwork to update our annual giving campaign prior to the pandemic, but when it became apparent that COVID was here for the long haul, we quickly adapted Team AWESOME to focus on our food program and scholarships.
Having heard rumors that a move to phase 3 might occur after Spring Break and that it might just be K-2nd initially, it was a great surprise to receive the announcement from the School District that all elementary grades would be returning to in-person half days in less than a week. But if the past 12 months have taught us anything, it is how to [...]