2020 Summer Camp COVID-19 Update…
The Camp Executive Team, led by me, has made the determination that, due to the uncertainty surrounding when large group gatherings can take place in light of COVID-19 combined with a deep concern for our students’ and staff’s safety, to cancel this year’s annual summer camp scheduled for June 21-25.
We didn’t make this decision lightly. There is little likelihood of a group of our size gathering this June. We also realize that these spring months are prime times for fundraising within our churches for summer camp and due to shelter in place initiatives, there are very limited fundraising possibilities. Alongside the inability to raise funds, many families are also experiencing job losses and salary cuts, rendering them in difficult situations to try and afford camp.
It is heartbreaking to cancel something that we all look forward to each year, but keeping students and staff safe every year is our top priority. We hope that you and your family are safe in this season. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Some questions you might have:
I already registered my student; will I get a refund?
Absolutely! If you paid any deposit money on Sendmetocamp.com, it will be reimbursed to you through the PayPal account you used by May 15, 2020. If you do not receive it or have additional questions, please contact Kelli Moore and firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s my last year going to camp, I’m a graduating senior in 2020, can I come in 2021?
After all the other losses this year’s seniors have experienced, we are truly sorry to add another one. It was unavoidable. However, seniors will be eligible to apply to serve as staff counselors in the future. . We’d encourage them to apply next year if interested and if their spiritual walk is in the right place to pour into and help lead others.
Since we missed this year, do I get an extra year for camp?
We sure are sorry you missed camp in 2020, but we will not be including camp extensions for missing out.
Do we have camp dates for 2021?
Next year’s dates are tentatively Sunday June 20 to Thursday June 24, 2021. That date may be adjusted, but that is the plan for now.
Again, If you have any other questions or need additional clarification, don’t hesitate to email me.