University Summer Camps, Conferences Canceled
A growing list of universities across Indiana has canceled summer programs typically held on their campuses, such as sports camps and conferences, due to COVID-19.
Indiana University says all events on the Bloomington campus have been put on hold through July 31. IU spokesperson Chuck Carney says many of the conferences typically held during the summer months have shifted to virtual meetings.
Purdue University this week announced it was canceling all in-person events at the West Lafayette campus for the month of May and June.
Purdue describes those events as camps, conferences, public events and meetings, nonessential business and social gatherings.
The university says a decision on July events will be made by May 15.
Ball State University says all events, such as third-party camps and space rentals are canceled through June 30, including those start in June and end in July.
Indiana State University has stopped summer camps, including those for athletics and the Community School of the Arts.
“Summer camps provide an important opportunity for children to learn new skills, gain self-confidence and make new friends, while becoming familiar with the university environment. We will miss our campers this summer and look forward to seeing them in 2021,” said ISU Vice President for University Engagement Nancy Rogers.
Editor’s Note: Inside INdiana Business will continue to update this story as more programs are canceled.