Summer Camp Update

Please read the following from Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA summer day camp director Nicole Kozikowski.

Good Evening Families!
Thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we monitor the COVID-19 situation and make decisions for summer 2020 programs. Based on discussions we have had with local and national agencies, we have decided not offer our traditional Summer Day Camp program.
The health of our youth and their families is our number one priority. With that in mind, we are moving forward with a modified summer Emergency Child Care program. Below are some answers to basic questions.
I registered for Summer Camp. Is it happening? 
No. Summer Camp, including Travel Camp, and our CIT programs are not running as previously advertised, due to COVID-19.
Why? Due to the Commonwealth’s social distancing guidelines, prohibition of swimming and field trips, we will not have the ability to host our normal summer programming.
Will I get a refund? 
If you registered for any of our Summer Camp programs we will honor a refund for any tuition or fees that have been prepaid. Please contact Nicole at
What is the Emergency Child Care program going to look like? 
We are still working on many of the details, butin order to keep our participants and staff as safe as possible, Emergency Child Care will be completely different from our “typical” Summer Day Camp.
I cannot stress enough that the Emergency Child Care program will not be anything like the summer programs in the past. We are still solidifying a location and program details, which will be forthcoming.
We continue to closely monitor the situation in partnership with national, state and county agencies and the American Camp Association.
The first phase of opening Emergency Child Care will require the removal of the shelter-in-place orders and the easing of social distance guidelines. Staunton-Augusta YMCA will follow public health recommendations prior to resuming programs.
We are committed to keeping you updated as these recommendations evolve. I welcome your questions and am always available by email nicole@saymca.orgor phone 540-885-8089 to discuss any concerns or requests you may have.
Since I will not have access to my office for the time being I will return your phone calls as soon as possible.
Have a wonderful evening!
Nicole Kozikowski
Day Camp Director Staunton-Augusta YMCA

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