New York allows Day Camps to operate. You can find that guidance here.
New York has indicated that overnight camps will be able to operate in 2021. However, the state has not yet released guidelines for operation. Please encourage state officials to release guidelines for operation.
Help camps by taking action!
Here's what you can do to help New York camps:
1. Find your representatives. You can find your representative by putting your address into the form at this link.
2. Write your representative a letter or an email. If you aren't sure what to say, we've provided some templates for you to use. Just go to the links and copy the text. Then paste it into a word processor. The parts in red need to be personalized so that you can tell YOUR story. Then print it out and send it (or email it!) using the information in the contact form above!
3. Check out the New York State Camp Director's Association, who is doing vital advocacy on behalf of camps in New York! If you're a New York camp professional, consider joining them!
4. SHARE YOUR STORY!
Visit the Share This Story section of our website to find suggestions for how to share our story on social media using the hashtag #SaveNextSummer so that we can make sure as many people as possible know about our campaign!
The New York State Camp Directors Association has prepared this document for camp professionals to use to encourage New York State to develop guidelines and allow Sleepaway camps to operate safely in 2021.