As you may have already heard, the Manitoba government has announced that overnight camps will not be included in Phase 2 of the Covid-19 re-opening plan and as a result we will have to cancel all overnight camps this summer. We understand this announcement likely impacts you and causes great disappointment because of the lost opportunity. We love summer camp and the way it grows our faith, creates community, and allows us to participate in outdoor activities. We do hope to offer day camps for ages 6-14 and realize that only about a third of our campers will be able to be part of day camps. If Day Camp is an option for you we hope to have the information available in the next couple of weeks.
Campers, we will miss you this summer, we know you are sad and that your life has changed so much in the last few months. We want you to know that camp will still be here in the future for more adventures, friendships, and Bible studies. We want to keep in touch with you over the summer, so watch for ways to connect over social media and on our website through our [email protected] link where you will find crafts and virtual campfires.
Parents, we appreciate your support and investment into a camp experience that has positively shaped your children’s summers. We know that this time has also been extraordinarily difficult for you and we want to continue to partner with you to provide future summer camp experiences that will create memories that last a lifetime. We will be together again and please plan on sending your kids in 2021.
In the coming weeks we will reach out personally by phone or email to talk through options for cancellations. In the meantime, we have several options for you to consider:
Donation: If you are able, your registration fees can be changed into a full or partial donation. This would be a significant help to us in this very difficult season.
Defer Balance: Camper fees that have already been made can be applied to the 2021 season or to Day Camps in 2020 if this is possible for you.
Full Refund: You may request a full refund of fees paid to date, and all cancellation fees will be waived.
We are going to miss everyone in more ways than we can express, but we are not without hope. In this time, we look to Jesus to be our hope. We are fully committed to welcoming campers back for summer 2021, and we know that God continues to be at work, even in this time.
Dan and Danielle Ingram, Co-Executive Directors, Circle Square Ranch