Dear Camp Families,
We are writing with an update on our work at camp and our plans for this summer and beyond.
One of the most pressing questions on our minds has been whether we will be able to operate all of our sessions. As we approach the summer, we are evaluating each session in terms of these conditions: Will it be safe to travel, will it be healthy to gather, and can our families be confident and happy to send their sons to camp? Our core commitment is to the safety and well-being of our campers, staff, and families and to the health of our neighbors.
As of now, we are simultaneously planning to operate every session and developing plans should any session be cancelled. Of course, it is our greatest hope to welcome campers back to their session, but we know that any of our plans can change this particular summer.
We want you to know that, if we are forced to cancel any session, we will present a refund policy that includes a variety of options to our families designed to offer you a return for the value of your investment. We are working on those options each day, seeking to secure the resources that we will need to meet our commitments to you. We appreciate your patience as we develop these options. Our hope is to announce them by May 15 when we expect to know more about the status of each of our camp sessions.
We also want you to know that the state of Camp Rockmont is strong, even as these are difficult days for us and all camps. We are committed to leading this camp into the future because it is a place where young people come alive in faith, hope, love, and courage. We are grateful for these historic grounds, and we see them as a place where our children and grandchildren will be able to gather, to be encouraged, to find themselves, and to be found by God’s great love.
We are holding our staff together. That is a challenge for any seasonal business like ours, but this is the team we want on the ground this summer, and it is the team we want as we begin working toward 2021 and beyond. All of our year-round staff, across the board, have taken temporary pay cuts as we secure the funding necessary to operate this year. We are deeply grateful to work with people like this, toward a mission we all share.
These are tough times for many. We continue to pray for and remember you. We are grateful for much, but most of all for the wealth of friendships that have been formed here.
Mike and Stan