Vineyard Summer Camps See Widespread Cancellations
Louisa Hufstader
The Boys & Girls Club and YMCA both plan to open summer camps next month, with strict safety protocols. But most other Island camps will cancel this year.
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Camp Jabberwocky Cancels Summer Programs
Louisa Hufstader

Camp Jabberwocky is canceling its summer camp programs, executive director Liza Gallagher announced Friday morning.

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Chilmark Summer Camp Canceled
The Chilmark Community Center morning summer camp has been canceled for 2020.
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St. Pierre Camp Fills Each Summer Day with Fun for Children
Chris Burrell
It’s Monday morning, and Troy Cyphers is running across a lawn flapping his arms and pretending to be a turkey. If the enormous white building behind him were still a hospital, he might be committed. 
 
But the building with three porches, two balconies and a commanding view from the hilltop over the Lagoon to the outer Vineyard Haven harbor is a summer camp, and Mr. Cyphers, freshly graduated from college, is the camp’s co-director. Behind him, in hot pursuit, is a pack of screaming six-year-olds.
 
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Going Off Road at Summer Camps
Alison L. Mead
There are a multitude of summer camp options available to Vineyard kids each summer.
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Jabberwocky Celebrates Jubilee: Fifty Years of Summer Camping
Tom Dunlop

The first time I saw Camp Jabberwocky to know what it was, it looked just like what you will see sometime after five o'clock this afternoon, probably about halfway through the parade - the dark red bus growling and coughing its way around a distant corner in Edgartown; in front of it, leading the way, the lanky kids with long hair and painted faces skipping, dancing, blowing whistles, banging drums and pushing other kids in wheelchairs. It was probably around 1968 or 1969 when the idea of what Jabberwocky first began to register with me.

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Town, Tribe Collaborate on Kids Summer Camp
Ian Fein

Town, Tribe Collaborate on Kids Summer Camp

By IAN FEIN

Sitting in a circle on the floor of tribal headquarters in Aquinnah yesterday, roughly 20 town children were talking about the history of whaling when the conversation quickly turned to how excited they were about playing on a slide and possibly going swimming later in the afternoon.

Officials from both the town and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) are equally excited about the collaborative children summer program, which opened yesterday morning.

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Kids Are All Right With So Many Island Camps
Remy Tumin

Toasted gold or burnt to a crisp? It’s one of the great American debates, how to properly roast a marshmallow, and this summer, dueling sticks will further the debate one gooey mess at a time, in that great American tradition, summer camp.

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