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COVID-19 Program Updates

~ Updated June 7 ~

Since last Friday when the State of New Jersey gave guidance that Camps will be allowed to proceed with reopening this summer, Montclair Grass Roots has been in the process of determining if a summer program is possible this year.

After careful consideration, and availability of the facilities to the program, the Grass Roots Board of Directors has decided that we will not be able to have a physical camp program at Glenfield Park. However, we are in the process of planning a virtual camp conducted online.

The virtual camp will consist of small group collaboration experiences that will be structured along the lines of the follow-the-leader method. Such as where campers would participate in activities that involve a counselor demonstrating the activity first, and in return, campers have the opportunity to create their own design, artwork, or project.

Some examples are dance performances, music, art, online computer game competitions/collaborations, and modified camp games.

Summer camp is often associated with traditions like laughter, friends, and the spirit of in-person outdoor programs. While we understand that a virtual summer camp will not have the impact of those traditional associations; we also understand that children and families desperately need social engagement, peer-to-peer interaction, and the opportunity to have fun... all of which really make-up the heart of camp.

Therefore, it is important for us to get a sense of the childs interest and availability during the planning process of our virtual summer camp model for summer 2020.

If you are interested in participating in virtual summer camp, please answer a few questions to assist us during the planning process. 

We ask that parents complete the questionnaire as soon as possible so that we can gauge and formulate a program offering.

Go To Questionnaire

Please also understand that this questionnaire is not a guarantee that we will be providing virtual camp.

Please check our website and your email for information regarding our 2020 summer camp program.

The health and safety of our children and families were the most significant consideration in the decision. We are in uncharted waters as a program and as a country, please continue to stay safe and mind all CDC guidelines as our communitys health and safety depends on it.

We hope you and your families remain well and safe!

Montclair Grass Roots

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