All summer camps for 2020 have been canceled. Please see the letter below for more information.
Dear Campers, Parents, Counselors and Churches
It is with great disappointment and peace that the Southern District Youth Commission has decided to cancel all camps for this summer. Our Kids Camp, Jr High Camp and Sr High Camp staffs have been working hard to prepare. Unfortunately, in response to Covid-19 we feel it unwise to host camp this summer.
We are saddened to cancel and even more so that we won’t be able to see all of you, the amazing campers, counselors and staff, together this summer. However, we feel that out of love, respect and concern for you, the churches and families we serve, this is the decision that needed to be made.
As you may already know, Glorieta (the facility we were scheduled to use for Sr High Camp) already made the decision to cancel our group and all groups through at least the end of June. Our hope was to still hold Kids Camp and Jr High Camp. Thus, many more hours of prayer and conversation have gone into this decision. We’ve consulted with multiple camp leaders, facility personnel, and many others. We’ve researched a countless number of reports and projections. We feel that to bring together a couple hundred people from all across multiple states into a camp environment just wouldn’t be appropriate. We are confident that this decision has not been made in fear nor lack of faith, but rather in faith & wisdom with respect, love and concern for the families we serve.
No matter what is going on around us, our faith is in the Lord of the UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM. We believe God continues to work in the lives of our children, teens and adults. May we rest and live in the UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM of God today!
The Southern District Youth Commission and camp directors are already talking about how we can move forward with all the necessary plans to make Camp 2021 (next year) a huge success.
With confidence and hope in Christ,
Russ Claassen, District Youth Minister, on behalf of the Southern District Youth Commission & Camps