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COVID-19 brings changes to Camp Miller’s 2020 summer season

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STURGEON LAKE, MN-- A well known Sturgeon Lake camp is making changes based on a pandemic and unfortunately this isn't the first time.

The YMCA's 'Camp Miller' has been running for 120 years, adapting to both the Spanish Flu and now COVID-19.

While the camp will still have summertime favorites like boating, swimming, and archery, they will be implementing a few changes to how they operate this year.

Instead of parents dropping their kids off for an overnight camp experience, Camp Miller will be operating as a day camp, or what they're now calling "family camp".

Each week Camp Miller will welcome four families of 10 people or less to participate in the available activities.

Executive Director, Sara Eder said the camp will have special protocols in place even for people from the same family.

"We're going to assign paddles to your family and life jackets to your family. Usually, we share everything at camp, but this year we know that's not going to be our best practice," said Eder.

"It'll be camp just a little bit different."

Camp Miller's staff will arrive on site 14 days before camp starts to isolate themselves before campers show up.

Staff members will also have their temperatures checked every day.

Day camp starts on June 15, while family camp begins July 1.

For more information on the camps, click here.

Kaitlyn Moffett

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