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Open Camp Harkness for special people

I am grateful that we seem to be approaching the end of this pandemic or at least the slowing of the pain. Governor Lamont has done an amazing job keeping Connecticut citizens as safe as possible. With the opening of salons, barbershops, and the casinos, I feel it is time to open the beach and walking trails at Camp Harkness.

While we are all feeling trapped in our homes, our family members with disabilities have a difficult time understanding why all this is happening. Camp Harkness has always been a refuge for our families, a safe place to be our unique selves. I implore you to please open the camp. No large parties and no playscape is understandable. But the beach and the trails are open space. All the other seaside beaches are open. We need Camp Harkness.

June is here, and it is time. Outdoor activities have been approved for a group of 25. I never see a family group larger than four or five. We need to give this freedom to our loved ones with disabilities.

Please open Camp Harkness and let us all feel the same opportunities to enjoy the beach.

Vickie Meyer




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