Summer camps adapt for new normal

WENTWORTH—Antsy youngsters, deprived of camp last summer, are counting the days.
With spring’s arrival, interest in summer camp has escalated and parents have been making plans, some as early as January.
For camps such as Pemigewassett on Lower Baker Pond in Wentworth and Moosilauke on Upper Baker Pond in Orford, the pandemic-induced shutdown in 2020 was the first time they did not open their doors since they were founded over 100 years ago.
While many New Hampshire camps completely closed last year, others had limited openings for family camping which allowed them to enjoy the outdoors at a distance from others. And even as the camps aim to reopen this year, COVID-19 safety measures will reduce capacity for all of them.