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Henderson County News

Camp Kanuga hires new director

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Tags: summer camp industry | Kanuga Conference Center

Henderson County Business

'Special Summer' success: Camps report no Covid cases

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Four months ago, when summer camps should have been making final preparations to open for the season, Camp Pinnacle owner John Dockendorf lamented the “gut wrenching, no-win decision” youth camps faced: Dramatically change the way they operate and open with a limited number of campers or shut the doors for the season, knowing that kids cooped up in Covid-19 lockdowns would miss the liberating experience of a summer camp session outdoors.   Read Story »

Tags: summer camp industry | Camp Pinnacle | John Dockendorf

Flat Rock Business

Summer camps face 'gut-wrenching' call on whether to open

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The summer camp industry was already teetering on the edge of collapse last week when state Rep. Chuck McGrady pressed the Cooper administration for answers on how camps could open.   Read Story »

Tags: summer camp industry | coronavirus economy

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Legislators call on Cooper to allow camps to open next month

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Four North Carolina legislators from the mountains are calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to allow summer camps to open by June 22 with at least 80 percent capacity, access to lake activities, open-air assemblies and sleeping accommodations "with 6 feet between heads."   Read Story »

Tags: summer camp industry | COVID-19 mental health

Henderson County News

Summer camps face uncertain future if shutdown lingers

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FLAT ROCK — The COVID-19 shutdown comes at a bad time for Camp Pinnacle, which had made camp improvements ahead of what looked like a robust season.   Read Story »

Tags: summer camp industry | COVID-19 | COVID-19 parks | COVID-19 summer camps

Henderson County News

Mourners gather to say farewell to Waggoner

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Hundreds of mourners gathered at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville to celebrate the life of Bill Waggoner on a sunny winter day that he would have appreciated. Bill Waggoner headed west, to the warmth of Tucson, in the cold of winter.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Kiwanis Club | Camp Windy Wood | William H. Waggoner | summer camp industry