Nichols Day Camp booked solid for remainder of summer
The Weekly Packet|August 5, 2021
SEDGWICK—When registration officially opened in January for the 2021 season at Nichols Day Camp, officials could not predict how the camp would have to operate during the pandemic.
JEFFREY B. ROTH

During a typical season, it hosts about 300 children from Maine to California, in addition to campers from other countries.

By the time the first session began on June 28, the Maine Center for Disease Control had eased many of its restrictions on mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals related to outside activities, Kyle Shinberg, the camp’s new executive director, said on July 8.

“Camp is really focused around swimming and boating,” Shinberg said. “It’s been a huge part of camp for years and it started as a place for people to learn how to swim because there were a lot of drownings involving fishermen. Now, we’re trying to set up learning how to swim better. They’re really focused on lessons that instill more confidence.”

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