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Posted on: April 8, 2020

ACCGov Leisure Services Announces Delay in Summer Camp and Pools Opening

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After careful consideration, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department’s pools and splash pads are planning to open the weekend of July 4, 2020 and all summer camps hope to begin the week of July 6th. These dates have been identified with anticipation that Covid-19 conditions improve and will provide time to train our seasonal staff and prepare for summer activities. The health and safety of the Athens area community, including our campers and staff, is our utmost priority.

“We understand how disappointing this delay in our summer camps and pools is for our community,” says Kent Kilpatrick, Director of the Leisure Services Department. “We feel it is in the best interest of public health of the Athens-Clarke County community to make sure that we are prepared for the thousands of children who spend their summer with us. Our team will spend the month of June working to finalize preparations and be ready for a strong start in July.”

All individuals who are currently registered for summer camp or swim lessons in June will be given the option to register for any available July camp or swim session, or receive a full refund.

The anticipated updated dates for aquatics facilities to be open are July 4 – August 2, 2020. After pools close, Trail Creek Splash Pad will continue to be open on the weekends through Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020.

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