IDC SUMMER 2020
When we started International Day Camp, we had a simple goal and that was to unite the Poconos community by coming together in an environment that is safe, kind, healthy and fun! Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains this legacy has seen 1000s of campers and staff come together to make it the best summer camp experience in the Poconos! Every camper who has walked through the gates of IDC has brought their own camp magic spirit which has touched the hearts of their fellow campers, staff and certainly our family.
This summer would have been no different, another season we get to share our commitment of providing a kind, healthy & safe environment for all our campers in all aspects of camp life… creating programs across the board which are built on the foundation of enriching every camper’s love for learning, developing social skills, making life-long friendships, enhancing teamwork skills, gaining independence and making camp magic memories that last a lifetime.
It is fair to say we could never have anticipated the grim impact that COVID-19 would have on this summer and the re-shaping of our season. We have made the incredibly tough decision to cancel this IDC summer. We appreciate your patience, kindness and camp magic spirit that allowed us to strive to be open until the very last moments! However, there are simply too many variables this season as more information is made readily available.
As we navigated through the CDC Guidelines, the PA Guidelines and the ACA Guidelines, we remained hopeful we could make the summer safely work under the circumstances. However, as more information is brought to light, we feel there is still too much of a risk for transmission of COVID-19. The safety of our campers and staff will always be our top priority at IDC.
We are delighted to see all the gyms reopening around the country. We know this is such welcomed news for a lot of our campers. Stay tuned for more information on our reopening of our International Gymnastics School and other day clinics later this year!
We embraced this year’s challenges in the hope to bring another camp magic summer to you all and not opening this summer is simply heartbreaking and devastating. The kindness, the smiles, the laughter and joy you all bring to camp each season will be sorely missed this summer.
We wish you the best for your summer and cannot wait to see you all back at IDC next season and gym school in the Fall!
Brent, Bruno and Cheryl Klaus