2021 Reopen Announcement from Deputy Sec. of Trade & Commerce

2021 Reopen Letter from Virginia Deputy Secretary of Trade & Commerce, Cassidy Rasnick

Welcome news this following months of planning and communication from Colleen Hagan Egl, head of the Reopen Committee for the Virginia Coalition of Overnight Summer Camps!

Colleen and the Committee continue to meet with the Deputy Secretary of Trade & Commerce and the Virginia Department of Health as well as UVA Pediatric Cardiology Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Vergales, contributing author to the CDC MMWR report Preventing and Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission — Four Overnight Camps, Maine, June–August 2020 and part of the medical staff which oversaw the implementation of the ACA Field Guide at two of the camps in the study. We hope to have a working draft of guidelines from the Governor’s office for the 2021 season this month.

Be assured, camp will be open this summer and Erika Schlichter and her staff are staying flexible and ready to implement the guidelines necessary to keep our campers and staff safe as you have come to expect from Camp Carysbrook throughout our 98-year history. Looking forward to fun and friends and a much-needed #summer2remember!