Summer camps in Connecticut will be able to reopen on June 29, but with strict public health guidelines, according to Beth Bye, commissioner of the state's Office of Early Childhood.
Bye talked about summer camps during a roundtable discussion Monday held by members of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group. The discussion covered a wide array of education topics for the state.
Bye said summer camps will provide parents with much needed child care. A number of camps have been opening already to provide child care.
Schools that are traditionally used for summer camps are also being encouraged to make the space available due to a critical need for families, it was announced during the online discussion.
"We are working incredible hard to plan for scenarios. Our best hope is that we will have some type of in-person learning in the fall, and we’re very hopeful that maybe we’ll be able to begin that in the summer,” said Fran Rabinowitz, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.