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A local summer camp serving people with special needs has canceled its 2021 season.

Officials from Camp Albrecht Acres in Sherrill announced the decision March 29, noting that they cannot ensure the health and safety of their camp population amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancelation impacts residential and day camps and Camp Be-A-Friend.

The decision by the nonprofit camp's Board of Directors followed input from "campers, caregivers, health care professionals staff and partner agencies," according to a press release.

The pandemic also forced the cancelation of camp in summer 2020.