Visitation days at nearby sleepaway camps canceled due to COVID concerns

Dani Liberman runs Kidcessories at Sugar Crazy in Plainview. She says parents have been building custom care packages for months – ready to be picked up and taken to visitation day.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2022, 9:51 PM

Updated 654 days ago

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Some Long Island parents are upset that their children’s sleepaway camps have once again canceled visitation day due to COVID-19 concerns.
Dani Liberman runs Kidcessories at Sugar Crazy in Plainview. She says parents have been building custom care packages for months – ready to be picked up and taken to visitation day.
Now, she says hundreds of parents are looking to ship packages instead.
“So, we have to go from bringing these big things to shoving them into a box or a bag - and depending on the camp, it can be all different sizes,” Liberman says.
Marnie Felsen says her first-time camper son’s visitation day is still on. She understands why some camps canceled theirs to keep children in their COVID-free bubbles, but she still wants to see her son.
“I’m happy mine is on because I have a boy going into sixth grade, so he’s kind of young and he’d be upset if it was canceled,” Felsen says.
Other parents who have had their traditional visitation day canceled say they are relying on photos and letters to stay in contact with their children.


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