OYO Camp will return in 2022

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Hello Everyone!

My name is CRK and I am the Director of OYO Camp.

I’m here with you today with a status update for the 2021 Summer season.

The Admin team and myself have worked extremely hard since January to develop, plan, and put into place the safest and the best quality program possible.

After meeting with the team several times in the last few days,  It is with great sadness and disappointment that we’re making the announcement that OYO Camp will be postponed once again until 2022. These are unusual times with the COVID pandemic affecting every stage of the process in more ways than it should have.

We have struggled with this for about a week now and we wanted to make sure we covered everything possible and looked at every possible option before we came to this decision, which we did not take lightly at all. The bottom line here is, we did not want to make sacrifices that would fundamentally change the foundation of what OYO Camp stands for.

There are several reasons why we came to make this difficult and heartbreaking decision:

  • Challenges with recruiting and retaining appropriate and qualified staff across a variety of positions.

  • Camper enrollment is not where we need it to be to run an efficient program.

  • The new vaccine and mask guidelines on the state and federal level basically dictates that half (ages 7-11) of our campers will get a very different experience socially, physically, intellectually, culturally, and emotionally, from the other half (ages 12-18).

  • Communication access will be compromised for some campers who need it the most.

  • We want to make sure that we truly and fully have this pandemic under control, even if it means waiting several more months to be done with it for good rather than having to endure another year or more.

For those who have already registered and paid, you will be getting a full refund

We are already looking forward to OYO Camp for 2022 at full strength, with full capacity and a full program plus more. We will be making more announcements on this over the summer and into the fall.

You are OYO!

As always, feel free to reach out to us with questions at OYOcoordinator@dsc.org or OYOCamp@dsc.org

 
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