Camp closing due to Covid-19

A letter from our director

Dear Camp Farley campers and families,

I hope this message finds you healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. Over the past two months I have been working collaboratively with the Farley Board of Directors to determine how we can best serve our Farley families and staff this upcoming 2020 season. There are many considerations and our decision making is complicated by the facts that we have 7 short (ie weekly) sessions, families from all over the New England area who make Farley their home for 1 or more of those sessions, and a decades long tradition of employing international staff.

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that the Board has made the extremely difficult decision not to open camp for the 2020 season due to the COVID 19 situation. We are taking this step so that we can continue to prioritize the health and safety of our campers, families and our staff. At this stage there are just too many unknowns about how to safely navigate our residential and day camp programs while social distancing and other precautions must be observed. While we hope that we would keep everyone safe and healthy, we cannot be absolutely sure of it and, for us, that is just not good enough.

An email regarding refunds, credits and donations will be sent to our registered families.

For 85 Years Farley has been providing a safe, fun and adventurous program to thousands of campers. Our decision to remain closed to summer camp until 2021 is heartbreaking to all of us. To share this news with your camper, we have made a video that can be viewed below or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxVlUG9FtEo. We will continue to keep our campers engaged with some online activities this summer including an epic 2020 virtual campfire for day campers and overnighters– more details to come. We will miss our campers SO MUCH.

Please remember all of my dear Farley friends “this is goodnight and not goodbye.”

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Porro
Executive Director