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Summer camps underway in Missoula

Posted at 7:03 PM, Jun 23, 2020

MISSOULA — It is officially summer now, and that means kids are back at summer camp. The Missoula Family YMCA is making changes, to keep the young ones safe during the coronavirus.

“Kids are resilient and they adjust real quickly,” said Senior Director of Youth Programs Nicole Martin.

Camps started three weeks ago, with smaller group sizes, increased sanitation, and bigger check in spaces.

“The biggest difference is increasing the space between kids, allowing for that physical distancing, and ensuring that our group sizes are small and consistent.”

There are new activity camps throughout the summer, and kindergarten play time camp "KinderKubs" returns every week.

The Y has also moved some groups off site, to local schools, to leave room for social distancing.

“The trickiest part has been navigating the new normal, and figuring out what is expected and meeting families where they’re at and being comfortable,” said Martin.

Martin says some families have opted out this year, but most want their kids to socialize.

Martin said parents want to ba able "to get their kids out, and have something consistent, and be engaged with healthy adults and some of their peers.”

Camps will continue through the end of August.

Enrollment happens every single week, so it's not too late to sign your kids up.

For more information on fees and registration head to our website.