PETITION TO LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT NEAR CAMP CORY sign now

Summer is approaching, and with it the hundreds of children who will be attending Camp Cory, just south of Penn Yan. Though we strive to make our summers full of fun activities, our other main concern is the safety of our children. Route 54, where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour, races right past our camp, which could be exceedingly dangerous, for the following reasons:

We run a day camp for nine weeks, with around 40 local children being dropped off and picked up every weekday,
Parents of overnight campers pick up and drop off around 200 campers every Saturday and Sunday,
We have a Golf Program, in which the camper-participants walk across Route 54, with a counselor, to Lakeside Country Club,
We transport children to and from the camp on a semi-daily basis our vans pull out into the traffic on Route 54,
The Rochester YMCA transports children to and from our camp several times a week,
We sometimes have troubled campers who try to run away from camp, into or beside the road,
Staff and older campers jog on the road in the mornings,
Teenaged staff members pull into and out of the camp entrance on a nightly basis,
We have camp pets, including dogs, cats, and newborn kittens, several of which have been hit by cars in the past few years,
Staff often walk north into Penn Yan on their time off, and
We have groups renting out the facility throughout the winter, and their children could run out into the road at any time.

Due to the added Day Camp, and due to the fact that we now maintain the facility for year-round use, it is entirely feasible that there are children at Camp Cory on any given day of the year. Therefore I urge the Department of Transportation to consider a study of the speed limit, and to lower the speed limit for the safety of our campers.

Bo Shoemaker
Sr. Program Director, Camp Cory
140 State Route 54
Penn Yan NY 14527
585.261.1843
[email protected]
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WHEREAS we, the undersigned, are staff members, campers, parents, alumni, neighbors, and other persons with a connection to YMCA Camp Cory,

WHEREAS the current speed limit on State Route 54, running alongside our camp, is 55 miles per hour,

WHEREAS we believe that this speed limit presents a real danger to the resident campers, day campers, staff members, and parents who attend and visit Camp Cory on a daily basis,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, ask that the speed limit on State Route 54 near Camp Cory be lowered to 35 miles per hour.





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  • 13 October 201550. Evan Mueller
    Relationship to Camp Cory Staff member Street Address I do not wish to give as the info is public Lower it! There is a blind driveway
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    Relationship to Camp Cory Former Camper/Staff Member Street Address 515 Stone Ridge Circle This is a huge safety concern as a counselor, and I'm sure for many parents too. Lowering the speed limit would greatly reduce some the concern.
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