As we wind down our Summer camping programs, we have been working to look forward to the Fall weekend camping season and wanted to provide you with an update. For the past several weeks, we have been meeting with our Medical Advisory Committee, Camp Directors, experts from our partner hospitals, and several Board Members to make a determination regarding the viability and safety of Fall weekend camps.
We wanted you to know that we have again made the difficult decision, in conjunction with our Executive Board and partnering camps, to cancel all camps through November. This information is reflected on the Camp Calendar on our website.
Looking ahead to the time when we will open up camp, we have begun creating a comprehensive plan of what reopening would look like as it pertains to state/local/federal/hospital guidelines, activities, living spaces, meals, and just “camp life” in general.
I know this news is disappointing, and it is not the update we were hopeful to deliver when we began looking at the Fall season a few weeks ago. I am saddened by the loss of camp for so many this year, but the decision to cancel camp this summer was absolutely the correct one. The safety or our campers, our staff, and volunteers are at the forefront of our decision making and we will continue to be intentional in making sure that Camp John Marc is safe before we welcome campers back.
Missing our campers and hoping you and your families are doing well,