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Summer Camps Hoping To Open- Brevard NC


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 3:01pm

Camp Illahee Operations Director Lindsey Guye (left) and Assistant Director Gardner Strayhorn are hoping the summer schedule will go ahead. (Courtesy photo)

With summer camp season arriving in June, camps are planning to open but have a wait-and-see approach to the constantly changing situation regarding COVID-19.

"Overall, I would say that we all want to operate as much of our summer as we are possibly able to operate," said Page Lemel, director at Camp Keystone and a county commissioner.

According to a 2011 study by the N.C. Youth Camp Association, of which Lemel was one of the founders, Transylvania County camps are a $126 million, century-old industry.

Historically, Lemel said, Keystone, Illahee, Rockbrook and Carolina were open through...

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