The team has been working hard in preparation for our 115th summer. The Governor of Pennsylvania recently announced Susquehanna County will begin opening on May 22, 2020 and we fully intend to operate this summer unless the commonwealth of Pennsylvania says otherwise.
We are continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania state authorities, the American Camp Association, and our own Medical staff to ensure camp is as safe as possible for the upcoming summer. Once we get all campers on campus, we believe our unique location and ability to isolate from the general population will enable us to provide a safe environment.
One thing we must do is limit the number of outside visitations to camp. Historically we have operated two 3.5-week sessions, which meant there were four camper arrival/pick-up dates during the summer. To operate in this fashion under the current circumstances would pose a risk we do not need to take.
As a result, we have decided to operate one 4-week session for the summer of 2020. Our staff will arrive on campus June 20, 2020 and quarantine for two weeks prior to the arrival of the campers. The 2020 summer session will begin on July 5, 2020 and end on August 2, 2020. We realize this may not be ideal for everyone and hope you understand these are unique times that require unique adjustments.
Tuition for the one 4-week session will remain the same as our normal 3.5-week sessions. If you have already registered for the seven-week Full Season option, please know you have the option to have us refund the proportionate amount, roll that payment toward summer 2021, or convert those dollars to a charitable donation to benefit Camp Susquehannock.
We intend to make this summer a wonderful experience for the campers. These children need some normalcy in their lives and we intend to provide it!
Please keep your eyes open for upcoming announcements and procedures as it relates to camper drop-offs, pick-ups, transportation, visitation guidelines, health, and safety regulations.