Camp Augustine Is Back for the Summer After Pandemic Break

April 27, 2021, 4:12 p.m. ·

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Camp Augustine is a part of Boys Scouts of America. Photo courtesy of Maegan Blodgett.

Last year many Nebraska families missed out on being able to attend camps and have summer activities for their kids because of the pandemic. This summer things are starting to look up. Camp Augustine, south of Grand Island, will start their camps in late May.

Camp director Meagan Blodgett said this year they are doing things a little bit differently. The scouting camp is traditionally a weeklong, but this summer campers will choose from a variety of 1-3 day activities. It’s a way to get adult volunteers involved who don’t have to take an entire week off work.

“We are providing the adult-leadership because we understand that it is sometimes hard for parents to take time off of work. So we have enough volunteers that are willing to be there so that way parents don’t have to take off work," Blodgett said.

The scouting camps for both girls and boys are completely outside. Kids are divided into groups based on their age, cub scouts for 6-10 years-old, and scouts 11-17. For more information on Camp Augustine visit their website.