Students React To Cancellations of Sleepaway Camps

Sydney Piccoli

In light of the coronavirus, a majority of sleep away camps have canceled this summer to ensure the safety of their staff members and campers. Camps that are still scheduled to go on risk spreading the coronavirus and threaten the wellbeing of their campers. The closure of most camps has left SHS students without a summer home, for the time being, forcing them to wait an extra year until they can return. The impact is especially hard for students whose last year of camp was supposed to be this year as they are unable to return for future years. However, as social distancing and flattening the curve become imperative in daily life, individuals must prioritize their health as well as the health of others, which comes at the cost of losing luxuries including sleep away camp.