What every parent needs to know about summer camps this year

The executive director of the American Camp Association shares the latest guidelines on camps reopening, camp safety and more.
2:25 | 04/06/21

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the warmer months that are just around the corner, summer are getting closer, parents are wondering what about summer how safe will it be for the campers and parents? Here to discuss, Suzy looper, great to be back with you, better information to give to parents last time we spoke, it looks like most summer camps will be open this summer, what do parents need to know about making that decision about whether or not it's safe enough to send their kids? Yeah, we're feeling really confident going into the summer. Parents have some time to prepare, camps will absolutely be open this summer, the camps around last summer were actually very, very successful, those who followed guidelines had a great summer. Now we're just ready to dive into this summer. There's a lot of safety protocols that are going into place of course but camps are excited and ready. Open, safe, but, man, we could use a summer camp more than ever these days, what are the other reasons it might be just really important and even critical for us to get kids back into this type of structured environment? Yeah, I mean, there are so many reasons. Child obesity on the rise, host of mental health issues. We're seeing kids tied to their computers all year long, we're seeing kids from under-resourced neighborhoods with a lack of green space, camp is the ante dote to all these things. This is going to be the safest summer imaginable. Having kids in a structured environment F you're chooses a camp make sure that camp is licensed by the department of health. We're talking about the fact that there's going to be medical staff on hand, screenings every day, there are so many nonpharmaceutical interventions and pharmaceutical interventions that are going to be in place. This is really the summer. Suzy, thank you for the update. We're starting to look more and more like normal. We'll turn now to something a lot of young graduates are now facing, wrapping years of

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