I am writing this letter to thank you for having the wherewithal and the courage to open Camp Modin this summer of 2020. Early spring, nobody knew when this current pandemic would end and still nothing has changed. Yet, with a watchful eye on all that CDC suggested following every precaution and then some, you brought Camp Modin back to life. I would like to share with you that whatever your decision (to open or not), our family had maintained complete trust and confidence that should you choose to open, you would do so in the safest way possible. Not surprisingly, you certainly have not proven us wrong. Obviously the effort to maintain the strictest requirements that was and still exists in keeping everyone healthy and joyful, I am sure has not been an easy task.
During this horrific time in our world, you have opened up a private oasis to five hundred plus of innocent children and young adults who (in the real world) have to endure the hardships of living daily with masks and social distancing during these important "social" years in their lives. Each person in your camp has been afforded a gift to experience bliss, calm and a we-deserved break. I know this for certainty from my daughter's own exuberance with which she has shared continuously with me. It is very possible that this memorable summer in their lives could likely help give them the needed strength to calmly face the ongoing challenges that lie before us.
Howie and Lisa, as wonderful role models, you have shown our young how even against all odds, one can prevail. Thank you for your care, your love and your obvious concern to make this magical summer become a reality for everyone (parents alike).