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COVID-19 Concerns, Restrictions Force Cancellation of Summer Adventure Camp

Due to ongoing concerns and restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic, the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department has decided to cancel the 2020 Summer Adventure Camp.

A staple among local youth activities, Summer Adventure Camp — an eight-week program that was set to run from early June to late July — has become a popular option because of the unique and frequent bus trips to an array of area and regional facilities, museums and play spaces.

Last year’s Summer Adventure Camp, which is typically open to children ages 6-12, gave campers exceptional opportunities to play, learn, travel and have fun during this week-long opportunity at locations like Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex, Southern Lanes Hopkinsville, National Corvette Museum, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center, WK Cinemas and others.

“During this most difficult time, Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation’s No. 1 priority is the health and wellness of our campers, supervisors and others the campers will come into contact with this summer,” said Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Programs Coordinator Pam Rudd, who noted this is the first time the Camp has been canceled or postponed in its 35-year history. “After consultation with staff and local health and safety officials, we are going to cancel all sessions of our 2020 Summer Adventure Camp. Public safety is the main factor in this decision.”

Summer Adventure Camp will return bigger and better in 2021. In the meantime, full refunds will be issued to parents and guardians who submitted the required deposit. For additional questions or information, call 270-8874290 or check out updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.