Title

Happy Camping in the COVID Era

Source

Mainebiz

Date

7-13-2020

Pages

18-19

Abstract

Article focusing on adaptations made by some Maine summer camps to help them weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Discusses the hardships faced by Maine's camping industry during a summer when pandemic restrictions make normal operations impossible, and will prevent most from opening at all. Discussed at length are New England Music Camp in Sidney, which opened a restaurant and rented their cabins out to alumnae and other families; and Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, which, led by executive director Norm Thombs, stepped in to help provide local families with meals in place of the derailed federal lunch program. Other potential camp revamps are mentioned, such as offering camp space for corporate retreats.

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