4-H camp to reopen following illness outbreak

The 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello is expected to reopen next weekend after a sickness closed the camp this week.

A norovirus outbreak affecting more than 50 people caused the camp to shut down, but camp director Curt Sinclair said Thursday that officials have been doing a deep clean of the camp facilities and that things will be ready to go when a new crop of campers arrives on June 29.



Sinclair said the 275 or so kids who arrive on the 29th will be advised to be extra cautious with their health.  That's along with some procedure changes, such as having kids wear gloves when setting tables at the dining hall.

Sinclair added that officials still believe the sickness was likely brought into the camp, as opposed to it originating there.

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