Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation has joined Watauga County Parks and Rec and has canceled summer camp this year.

High Country Press reports Camp Buckeye will not be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Following CDC and NRPA (National Recreation and Parks Association) guidelines, canceling camp was decided for everyone’s safety.

According to the report Beech Mountain Parks and Rec said its first and foremost duty is to protect the campers and their families.

The Department said it will be offering alternative outdoor programming for kids and other special events during the summer as well. More information will be released later.

The department said refunds for those who have already paid will be made as soon as possible.