This week Governor John Bel Edwards extended the Phase Two reopening of the state for 28 more days. That in effect cancelled summer camp programs planned by nearby Clara Springs Camp. All other overnight camps were cancelled at the same time.
Bubba and Mandi Mills immediately expressed their disappointment and a look forward on a video posted for all campers and their families. Bubba Mills said he talked with the State Fire Marshall and this summer overnight camps are not going to happen. He said the Louisiana Department of Health is not recommending campers stay overnight for health and safety reasons.
Mandi Mills said, “So this year camp just won’t happen. We wanted you to see our heart, and this was not an easy decision but was forced on us.” Bubba Mills added, “When we heard the Governor’s news conference we knew we would not be able to hold the camps.”
That may not be the end of it. Mills said, “It does not stop our ministry. This opens new windows for us to reach out. We’re going to do that. We love to do that.”
Tonight (June 26th) is the 4th Friday Fish Fry. Mandi Mills said it would be drive up for fish dinners or people could eat on the campgrounds. On Saturday (June 27th) it will be “Farm & Fam Day” at Clara Springs. Bubba Mills said over 40 vendors had been scheduled for the event plus there will be an auction and other family activities.