Well we got great news yesterday that the “freeze” on the number of J-1 Visas for camp counselors has been lifted.
This is in no small part due to the advocacy work of many sponsors, camps and the ACA, spearheaded by Scott Brody, National Board of Directors Chair, who has treated Washington DC like a second home during the last 12 months, working tirelessly! THANK YOU SCOTT!
IENA phones of course are off the hook with camps needing help.
The process is not an instantaneous release of DS20-19. After meeting with the State Dept yesterday, we were asked to re-submit an expansion request (which is an application process with supporting documents).
We have done that and we wait. Once we have the forms, programs will reopen!
The countdown to camp is on!
In camps blinding light, and deafening thunder