Friday, June 4, 2020
Dear Parents and Harborfields Community,
After much consideration, it is with deep sadness that HACEF announces the cancellation of our 2020 Summer Camp program. Unfortunately, despite Governor Cuomo’s very recent announcement that day camps can open at the end of June, HACEF does not feel we can properly meet the CDC guidelines to keep our campers safe—as much as we wish we could. It would not be fair to our instructors—and it would not be fair to you.
There will be a limited amount of HACEF online camps–taught by Harborfields staff– and offered at a very nominal fee for our wonderful Harborfields families. These will be open virtually, have fun and engaging themes, and will offer exciting activities to help keep children occupied this summer. HACEF will offer more details on this service shortly.
Refunds will be re-issued automatically on June 15 for all 65 HACEF camps.
** We know our teachers and schools rely on HACEF for our grants throughout the year and our camps are our main source of generating funds back to the community. If you are interested in donating your camp fees (or a portion of your camp fees) to HACEF, please email us your intention at firstname.lastname@example.org. *HACEF WILL CONTRIBUTE 10% OF YOUR FEE TO HACO—to help serve Harborfields families in need. The rest of the funds will be used to help HACEF continue to offer grants to support our schools and students, which may be very needed this upcoming year. **
BONUS: Donations of $50 and more will be eligible for pre-registration for Summer Camp 2021!
Lastly… a personal note: We will deeply miss your bright and sunny faces this summer–your laughter, the amazing things you create (that bring us such joy) as well as your expressions of surprise and wonder as you discover something that deeply inspires you. It is our belief that by the following summer, HACEF Summer Camps will not only be back… but be bigger and stronger than ever before. We love our Harborfields families. Please stay safe.
-Karin Fey & Emma Hendler HACEF Summer Camp Directors
If you choose to make an independent donation to HACEF (you’ll automatically be reimbursed on June 15 for your camps), please click HERE.
Thank you so much for your generosity!