March 11, 2021
PALS camp suspended for summer 2021
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With limitations on the size of in-person gatherings in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual PALS camp on the Purdue University campus will not take place this summer.
Some 400 campers, ranging in age from 8-14 from Tippecanoe County, whose family incomes are at or below federal poverty guidelines, attend the free five-week camp each year. Campers learn about exercise and healthy living through numerous sporting activities, and about their community through a variety of hands-on educational programs.
“Unfortunately, we are not able to conduct a camp of our size this summer,” said Bill Harper, co-director of the PALS program and a retired Purdue professor. “We eagerly anticipate PALS returning to our community with plenty of vitality and playfulness in 2022.”
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Source: Bill Harper