Sunday, June 21, 2009

Say It Ain't So

MDA camp has been canceled this year because of the swine flu. This is devastating news to so many campers that live for this week. The concern is that many campers have suppressed and weak immune and respiratory systems, and they don't want to take the chance of potentially infecting any campers. I guess there have already been several cases where campers have been infected at this year's camps.

My old camp was one of the remaining camps that has been canceled. What a monumental let down. I guarantee, given option to go regardless, most campers and parents would take the risk... That is how much this camp means to these kids.

MDA probably did the right thing... but... Man what a huge decision to have to make. The reality is some campers will die before next year. This is truly the most important week of the year for most of them. You can't understand it, unless you see it or experience it first hand.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I agree. At first I was like, "this is ridiculous"! But once the raw emotions settled I realized that in the best interest of the campers, with their compromised immune systems, it was the right decision. What a horrible call to have to make though. Some campers, and I understand, would rather go and take the risk.