Detroit-area camps are cautiously optimistic they will be able to operate at least a scaled-down program next summer.
Summer camp can be a lifeline for families. Children blossom in a child-centered environment that isn’t school, and parents relish the respite from everyday childcare responsibilities.
So, in the summer of 2020, the closing of most camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating on many levels. Many of those described their decision to close as “heartbreaking.”
At least two camps serving the Detroit-area Jewish community did open last summer: Willoway Day Camp, a private camp in Milford, and Camp Gan Israel, an overnight camp in Kalkaska…