On Tuesday, April 14th, the Manchester Board of Directors made the decision to cancel Town Operated Summer Camps for the 2020 summer season, this also includes Camp Kennedy our adult specialized program which runs for one week. This decision was made based on the current global pandemic this is one of many cancellations made by the Town in order to keep the community and its residents safe.

“This was a difficult decision; however, we collectively made this decision in an effort to keep the Manchester community and Town staff safe. I am optimistic that we will continue to work towards offering modified programs to keep kids active and happy outside,” said Mayor Jay Moran.

The Town of Manchester’s Recreation Division will be exploring creating alternative drop-in and augmented programs in the spirit of traditional summer drop-in playgrounds. These outdoor programs will be modified to adhere to social distancing guidelines and protocols to keep each other safe. While this is not a solution to childcare, it will provide an opportunity for children and youth to be active, social, creative, and give parents a moment of respite.

“We want to thank the Manchester community for their understanding and continuous efforts in keeping themselves and others safe. We are saddened by this difficult but necessary decision and will continue to work towards providing alternative programs for kids and families this summer,” said Chris Silver, Director of the Leisure, Family, and Recreation Department.

For more information regarding the Recreation Division cancellations and updates please visit Manchester Recreation Facebook Page or subscribe to Better Manchester at

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