Let’s face it, the stay at home orders have been a difficult thing for many of us. Not because we don’t love our families, we do. Not because we don’t want to spend time with them, we do. But because we also like other people and want to spend time in restaurants, malls and places we enjoy, with our friends and families.
And now, the next shoe that is about to drop is the cancellation of hundreds maybe thousands of camps all over the country. Exclusive camps, neighborhood camps, religious camps, you name it. The announcements are dripping in daily.
Here are a few suggestions that may help to smooth things over this summer. But don’t delay. The American Camp Association reports that more than 11 million children and adults attend camps every year. Additionally, COVID-19 is not over and will impact much of the Summer and maybe into the Fall depending on where you live or where the camp is located. And there is still a lot to consider when we think about continued social distancing as cities begin to open up. With wide spread testing expected to be available soon (both antibody and virus), this might be a way to determine who should be exposed to whom and when.
Right now, nothing is the same and “normal” will have a different look and feel. So, whichever suggestion seems to fit your family, don’t delay. Get started with Plan B (and maybe C) so that whatever the new normal looks like, you’ve already made some decisions and if the refund from camp lands in your account, your family will continue to march on.
Originally published on Moms Mentoring Circle
About Guest Contributor, Deborah Porter:
Deborah Porter was a stay at home mom for over 20 years. Many of those years were spent fighting off isolation, burnout and trying to get it all done, perfectly. And although systems and organization helped, getting back to the core of what mattered is when things began to shift. Deborah believes that developing systems can help stay at home moms to remain effective and efficient when there’s a lot to accomplish, little time and constant moving parts. Her own experience with various mom groups over the years has solidified her belief that “we’re better together”.
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