Dear PAL Families,
With heavy hearts, the Armada Police Athletic League is sad to share with you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cancelling PAL Camp 2020.
Since early March, the Armada PAL Camp Executive Board has been working tirelessly to monitor COVID-19 and assess the virus’s effect on summer camp programing in Michigan. In April, we asked parents and guardians to respond to a survey which assessed their likelihood to send their children to camp. We have also fielded comments and questions from others in the Armada community including PAL staff, school officials, and our local partners to ensure our decision is based on the best information available. Administrative staff has been in regular contact with Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs officials to discuss incoming regulations that residential and overnight camps may be subject to to address COVID-19 related concerns.
On June 2, guidelines were released for day camp operations. We anticipate that incoming regulations for residential and overnight camps will be similar to those day camp guidelines, and the Executive Board has discussed the possible implementation of those guidelines accordingly. However, as of today, residential and overnight camps must still remain closed under executive order across the state.
We appreciate your understanding about this difficult decision. The safety and health of our campers and staff is always the highest priority at camp. Please know that the Armada Police Athletic League remains strong.
We would like specially to thank the parents and guardians who provided feedback, our amazing volunteer staff, and our Executive Board. Our focus now is to explore programming alternatives so that we may continue our Mission and serve the youth of Armada.
Please continue to check our website and follow us on social media to follow how we will continue to keep the spirit of PAL through the summer.
You can find a video message regarding this announcement directly from Tim, our camp director here on our website.
Armada PAL Executive Board