The Boys & Girls Club of Martha’s Vineyard and the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard both plan to open summer camps this year, with an array of new safety protocols in place and limitations on the number of kids.

But for many other Island camps, and the families they serve, phase two of Gov. Charlie Baker’s economic reopening plan has come too late to save the 2020 season.

“By the time we learned of the phased reopening in May from the governor, we simply ran out of time,” said Ann Smith, executive director of Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs.

Closed since March, Featherstone had planned to start its summer art camp June 15, Ms. Smith said. But with the governor’s new safety regulations for the coronavirus pandemic added to an already complex annual permitting process, she said the ramp-up to opening was simply too steep.

“We hope to offer small art classes for children and adults outside in phase three,” Ms. Smith said.

The Sense of Wonder summer arts camp in Vineyard Haven is also cancelled, founder and director Pam Benjamin told the Gazette.

“It would have been our 30th anniversary,” said Ms. Benjamin, adding that she hopes to offer art classes starting in the fall and hold a belated celebration in 2021.

Sail Martha’s Vineyard, which runs classes out of Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs, announced in April it would call off its summer programming. Executive director John Kettlewell said Monday the cancellation remains in effect while the town board of health interprets the governor’s new rules.

“We haven’t been able to get a yea or a nay from them on summer camps,” Mr. Kettlewell said. “Plus, there are some regulations . . . that might not work with sail training.”

Sail MV may still be able to offer some small on-the-water lessons starting in July, he added, as well as sailing experiences for people with disabilities.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown announced last Thursday it would cancel all of its summer camp activities with the exception of the Ecologists program for grades six through eight.

“The re-opening plan for Massachusetts provides a cautious approach for the months ahead,” an update on the sanctuary website said. “After extensive discussion and site-specific scenario planning, we concluded that Felix Neck is best suited to offer alternative summer programs for children and families this summer due to the social distancing challenges and facility limitations at our site.”

At the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, director of operations Nina Lombardi said the start of camp will be delayed until July, and Camp Terra Mare will change its name to Camp Kindness. “We want the message of kindness to be at the core of what we do this summer after many of us have experienced hardship during this lockdown,” a letter that went out to camp families said.

The letter also said:

“We are working hard to master the new restrictions and regulations with staff and camper safety at the forefront of our hearts. We are in close contact with the town of Oak Bluffs board of health to be in compliance and get licensed for camp. Under the new guidelines, unfortunately there will be no offsite field trips and camp groups will be limited to 10 kids with 2 counselors, and camp groups will not mix throughout the day or week at any time. Camp will be limited to Massachusetts residents only per the state order. We will provide additional more detailed information as to how camp will safely be run this year in the coming weeks.”

The plan is to have a six-week camp up and running by mid-July, Ms. Lombardi said.

Meanwhile, at the boys and girls club, plans are under way to open camp next month for 60 children, free of charge, executive director Jesse Damroth said.

The boys and girls club summer camp will run weekdays from 8 a.m. with lunch and snacks included. Social distancing rules will cut the camp’s 120-child capacity roughly in half, Ms. Damroth said, although if she can secure a second location the club will be able to add more staff and kids.

Each child will receive a sanitized bag of supplies at the beginning of each camp day, and both children and staff will be screened for fevers on arrival, she said.

Contact sports like basketball will not be allowed.

Campers will be grouped into self-contained pods, Ms. Damroth said, with a target ratio of eight students to two staffers. All the club’s year-round staffers have remained on the job during the shutdown.

The target date for reopening the club is July 6, Ms. Damroth said, and the cost to take part — normally $100-$200 a week, depending on school lunch status — will be reduced to free for all Martha’s Vineyard children until next June.

“The best way we can support this Island is to provide care that is free of charge and enriching,” she said.