We may be pushing towards normal, but we are not there yet.  While the increasing numbers of people getting vaccinated are getting us closer to opening up, we still have a way to go.  The University of New Hampshire has announced according to reporting by nhpr.org that they have canceled all summer in-person, on-campus youth programs for the summer of 2021 and hope to return in the summer of 2022.

Why were the summer programs canceled?

This is so sad for those kids looking forward to attending the summer youth music school, theatre, and dance camps, along with their art camp.  The University of New Hampshire has a robust summer program that kids have enjoyed participating in years past that ranges from academics to athletics to the arts.  This was a hard decision for the University but the school says in a statement from their website as reported by nhpr.org “The decision was made after careful review of available staffing, COVID-19 health, and safety requirements, and the significant work required over the summer to ensure the university can open fully for the fall semester.”

 

If canceling the summer programs means getting the college kids back to school in the fall it has to be done, even though it was a difficult decision for the University.  We are inching closer and closer to normal and it’s critical that the university students get back to what the college experience should really be like and get away from virtual and online learning.  Hopefully, we get back to opening up the youth camps in the summer of 2022.

 

 

 

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