You may also go to YouTube to watch the conversation.

In continuance of his video discussions with various leaders throughout Westchester during the Covid-19 pandemic, County Executive George Latimer held Facebook Live conversation with Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commissioner Kathy O’Connor, First Deputy Commissioner Peter Tartaglia & Muscoot Farm Curator Jonathon Benjamin.

The conversation focused on the currently active Westchester County camps.

Last month, Latimer announced that Westchester County Parks’ popular outdoor summer camps will open in July with modifications for operating safely under New York State COVID-19 guidelines.

The camps held at the nature centers are operating outdoors due to limited indoor space; therefore, the camps will close on inclement weather days. Muscoot Farm camp is held outdoors and, during inclement weather, inside the large activity building. Muscoot’s curriculum has been modified due to State and County Health Department guidelines.

At Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains and Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers, camp groups are smaller than in typical years, with eight campers per session in order to achieve proper social distancing. Camp runs in six, five-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday, July 6.

At Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, also began Monday, July 6 and runs for six, five day sessions. The camp day will be split into two daily sessions: 9 a.m. to noon for children in grades 1 – 3 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children in grades 4 – 6.

Age range is grades 1 – 8 for the nature center camps and at Muscoot.  

A new family camp concept is being introduced at the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. There will be seven, five-week sessions starting July 6. Prior to their session, families will pick up a “Family Camp Box” containing materials and supplies for their week of on-site activities, Once at camp, each day will consist of one to two hours of self-guided activities combined with one naturalist-led activity. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will cancel camp.

The Parks Department’s Hole-in-One Junior Golf Camp for ages 10 to 17 will take place at the six county-owned golf courses: Mohansic in Yorktown Heights, Hudson Hills in Ossining, Maple Moor in White Plains, Saxon Woods in Scarsdale and Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake, both in Yonkers.