PRINCETON — The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is suspending overnight resident camp for the 2020 summer season at YMCA Camp Carson in Princeton.

The decision comes after extensive review of all the recommendations and guidelines released by the American Camp Association, state and local governments, and local health officials.

As Indiana enters stage 3 of the Back on Track plan, summer youth camps are permitted, but overnight summer camp programs are not yet among activities sanctioned.

YMCA Camp Carson serves over 1,300 youth each summer who travel from states all across the country.

The camp also employs some international staff each season.

“We want to provide the safest, highest quality overnight camp experience for families,” said YMCA of Southwestern Indiana President/CEO Johnathan Pope.

“Social connectedness is fundamentally what makes the Camp Carson experience so special, and at this stage of planning with so much uncertainty, we cannot — in good faith — create those life-changing connections while ensuring the safety of our campers.”

 

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