Summer Camp 2020 Announcement
We have studied and consulted, debated and problem solved, agonized and lamented, but the time has come to make the call. One thing is for certain; every day there is more information that we did not have the day prior. That said, we can only plan based on what is known today.
Therefore, in order to err on the side of caution when it comes to our girls’ health and the health of our staff, we have had to make the decision to cancel all resident camps for summer 2020 and most likely all day camps held at GSCI camp properties for 2020.
We regret that our campers cannot be with us this summer. We couldn’t be more disappointed that we have to disappoint our campers! We look as forward to having them at camp as we know they look forward to attending. We cherish the time spent outdoors with our girls, teaching them skills that will last a lifetime and providing them opportunities to form lifelong friendships with their campmates.
To that end, we hold out hope that should this world-changing pandemic be brought under control, we will have a slim opportunity at the end of the summer – late July to early August timeframe to host a one-week day camp at each of our camps currently scheduled to have camp – Tapawingo, Kiwanis and Widjiwagan.
What this means to parents who have put down a deposit or paid for their daughter to attend summer camp 2020:
- You may request a credit be applied to a possible day camp held yet this summer (we will make host/don’t host decision no later than June 15) or a summer camp in 2021 (for which you will be allowed entry to register early, one week in advance of camp registration opening) or you may request a credit to the shop.
- You may apply your deposit to your 2021 membership registration fee.
- You may donate your camp funds to council in your Girl Scout’s name.
- You may request a same tender refund.
Please complete the form located HERE to notify council of your wishes no later than May 15, 2020.
And please let your daughter know that we share in her disappointment that we won’t be sharing the summer together, but we look forward to when we are together again, under the stars or in a lodge. Without a doubt, we’ll miss her.