Update, 7/6: The US District Court for the Northern District of New York has denied the longshot TRO filed by the camps. “The Court finds that granting injunctive relief to open overnight summer camps runs contrary to the public interest in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”
As such, overnight camps will not be allowed to legally operate in NY this summer.
Update, 6/12: This is now confirmed, NY will not allow sleep away camps to open this summer. The news was dropped on Friday at 5pm, which takes from the airlines devaluation playbook of when to drop bad news with the least resistance and negative PR.
Originally posted on 6/10:
This is still a rumor for now, but I’ve heard from a couple of good sources that NY Governor Cuomo will announce that he will not allow sleep away camps to open this summer in New York.
A final decision is expected this week.
NY is allowing day camps to operate, but under a very strict set of rules.
Some NY sleep away camps have already announced plans to move to Florida, New Hampshire, or Pennsylvania for the year.
Will you send your kids to an out of state program this summer or what will you do with kids that were planning to go to a NY sleep away camp?