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2020 Summer Camp Update:

June 8, 2020

Dear WBGC Families,

We hope you and your families are safe and well. The Watertown Boys & Girls Club Team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 updates from the Center for Disease Control, the American Camp Association, and the state and local health departments with the safety of our community as our top priority. We have been evaluating the available options for summer camp 2020 within the context of the current situation.

WBGC Staff and Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel our Summer Camps for 2020.

We want you to know this decision was not made lightly. Over the past couple of months, the WBGC team has worked tirelessly to examine every possibility to make summer camp a reality. We explored the possibility of modifying our programming plans, facilty usage, and drop-off / pick-up procedures. We re-examined medical practices and staffing requirements while considering these guidelines. Despite these efforts, we concluded that there is too much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 for us to confidently operate a safe and high-quality camp this summer.

This news in incredibly disappointing for all of us, as none of us could have imagined we would see a summer without camp. As disappointed as we all are, we will not compromise when it comes to the safety and well-being of our campers and staff. We know our campers and staff will miss this summer together. At this time, we will begin to shift our focus to ensuring a safe, fun, and healthy program at the Club for the Fall.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@watertownbgc.org

THANK YOU for your support during these uncertain times.

Renée Gaudette
Executive Director
Watertown Boys & Girls Club


2020 Summer Camp Refund Policy In Response to COVID-19

April, 2020

Dear Watertown Boys & Girls Club Families,

We hope that this email finds you and your families healthy and safe. During this time of rapid change, we wanted to give you an update on our plans for summer camp. Our camp team and the entire Club staff remains committed to serving you and your campers.

At this time, we are operating under the assumption that camp will run as planned this summer. We are optimistically continuing along our camp preparation timeline as we normally would to ensure that camp is up and running for summer.

We want you to know that you can register your child for camp this summer with confidence! If a WBGC camp session for which you have registered is disrupted as a result of COVID-19, we will fully refund your payment toward that session for camp for 2020.

As always, we are committed to your child's health and safety, as well as to servicing our community in the most conscientious way possible. Over the next couple of weeks, the WBGC Program Staff Team will be putting together some activity ideas that parents can share with your kids while they are at home. We hope to continue to have a presence in their lives as well as yours to help with this difficult situation. We will continue to keep you updated as this situation unfolds. Keep an eye out for our emails and Facebook posts.

Stay safe and healthy, and don't forget to was your hands regularly! We will be thinking of all of you and hoping to see you this summer!

Sincerely,

The WBGC Staff

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