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How Do Summer Programs Operate During A Pandemic, And What's Lost If They Don't?

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As school lets out, parents look to school districts, recreation programs, and overnight camps to keep kids busy, happy, and safe. We talk with summer programs across the state about how they're preparing in the midst of the pandemic, and the tough decisions they're making to ensure safety of children and staff, as a vital resource for families and our economy. 

Air date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 

GUESTS:

Day programs:

  • Chris Emond - Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Central N.H. 
  • Meagan Hamblett -Executive Director of the YMCA Alliances of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 
  • Sherri Nichols - Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at the Manchester School District.

Overnight camps:

  • John Tilley - Director of YMCA Camp Coniston, an overnight camp for boys and girls in Grantham.
  • Eric Carlson - Executive Director of Camp Quinebarge, an overnight camp for girls and boys in Moultonborough

Governor Sununu's Reopening Task Force provided recommendations for overnight and day camp operations last week, which were sent to the Division of Public Health Services for approval.

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  • NHPR is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in New Hampshire. Visit nhpr.org/coronavirusblog for the latest updates.