On May 8, Commonpoint Queens CEO Danielle Ellman appeared on NY1 to speak on the fate of summer camp in the wake of Covid-19:
The community organization Commonpoint Queens typically has thousands of children in its day and sleepaway camp programs.
CEO Danielle Ellman says its emergency child care program during the pause of non-essential business activities in the state has been a practice run of sorts for the challenges camps would face this summer.
“We’ve been strategizing different ways in which this type of social distancing can be applicable to a summer camp environment thinking about busing and all the different ways in which a day camp moves children and how we can do that as safely as possible,” Ellman said.
Ellman says her organization remains hopeful, explaining that as the city and state begin easing restrictions on businesses, camps at some point should be allowed to reopen, too.
The full segment featuring Commonpoint Queens, Marlene Mayerson JCC, and American Camping Association of NY & NJ can be watched at https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/05/08/fate-of-summer-camp-in-new-york-up-in-the-air-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.