They've been serving the people of Genesee County for the last 105 years.
The Flint YMCA's Camp Copneconic, located in Fenton, has made the decision to cancel its summer programs for 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In an email to camp families from the Executive Director of Copneconic and the CEO of the Flint YMCA, it was stated that "we are not confident we are able to operate our summer camp programs without putting campers, their families, and our staff at risk of being exposed."
The email reads:
Thank you for your patience and support through the last few months of uncertainty. It’s with a heavy heart that I share with you that the staff and board of the YMCA of Greater Flint and Camp Copneconic have elected to cancel programming for the summer of 2020.
This has been and will continue to be, incredibly difficult. We didn’t arrive at this decision lightly and we share in the heartbreak that there won’t be summer camp at Copneconic this year. Decisions can be the hardest thing to make, especially when it’s a choice between where you should be and where you want to be.
Families who have already paid for their child's 2020 summer camp experience have the option to apply it to camp next year or to receive a full refund.
For more COVID-19 updates from Copneconic and to see a video message from the executive director, click HERE.
This is another heartbreaker for Genesee County. We participate in P.O.W.E.R. Camp with the Autism Support & Resource Center as well as other day camps at Copneconic every summer, but we totally understand the precautions that they have to take.
See you next year. Stay healthy, everybody.