Summer camps hoping government allows overnighters

Summer camps hoping government  allows overnighters
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David Rossiter
Special to The Record

After the provincial government allowed day camps but not overnight camps to operate last summer, many of the latter are hoping something changes for this upcoming season. People from multiple Eastern Townships area camps told The Record that day camps will be a go, but that they are still awaiting an announcement on the fate of overnight options, hopefully by early April.
Brian Wharry, Camp Director at Quebec Lodge in Hatley Township said that another year with no overnight campers would really hurt financially, as they represent at least half of their business. “Day campers are local, but we get tons of campers every year from Montreal, Quebec City and beyond for our overnight programs. It’ll sting financially if they aren’t able to attend for a second year in a row,” he said.

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