The economic impact coronavirus has on summer camps
CDC issues new federal guidelines for summer camps: Report
FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti breaks down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new federal guidelines for summer camps as many across the country weigh whether to reopen this summer.
Camps in California, throughout the West Coast and throughout Indiana canceled summer sleepaway programs because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and other camps are on pause, which means many prospective employees will be jobless.
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For example, the Salvation Army, which runs 40 summer camps throughout the country annually for many children from low-income families, typically employs 75 seasonal workers at each camp.
“As a result of many summer camp closures, our summer staff will need to hustle for other employment, yet what aches most of their hearts is missing the campers,” Captain Keith Maynor, the National Youth Secretary for the Salvation Army who oversees the program’s youth curriculum, told FOX Business Friday.
A number of camps throughout the country have told parents of campers about the financial difficulties their businesses are facing, and some have asked to roll over tuition payments to next season, and they are accepting donations.
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