Asphalt Green Day Camp survives the summer of COVID-19
There was no more recess or gym class. Reading, writing, math, and science blended into back-to-back Zoom calls. Cramped New York City apartments became an all-in-one school, office, and family home for thousands of families in the area.
As COVID-19 raged throughout the shuttered New York City, the lives of over a million families were thrown into chaos as the city decided to suspend in-person learning for its more than 1,700 public schools. But even as the most unusual of school years came to an end, warmer weather and clearer virus prevention protocols gave some families a breath of fresh air they had become so desperate for: summer camp.
Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp was one of the first operations to open in the city. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the eight-week sports and recreational camp welcomed more than 200 campers and over 60 staff. And for the entirety of these eight weeks, there were no known cases of the virus among campers or staff.
Here is how Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp survived the summer of COVID-19.
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