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It has been far far too long since we had overnight camp and we hope we will be seeing you again in 2021. You are receiving this email because you chose to apply all or a portion of your prepaid summer camp fee paid in 2020 to 2021 sessions.
Our spirits were way up as we finished the summer day camp sessions and staff returned to University and fall jobs, we had low numbers and no Covid19 contact issue all summer while running 7 weeks of day camp; man were we pumped for 2021. Then the surge started, summer staff were pleading with friends to socially distance and things started to look, well Negative. Along comes late October and we are receiving positive responses from BC CDC and BC Health Officers, seems they noticed the success of the summer and are keen to discuss how we would develop our Covid19 safety plans for overnight summer camp. Now we have vaccinations started and it looks like summer overnight camp will be a reality again in 2021. (Insert huge cheer here)
Now how do we prepare for the possibility that we can not run overnight programs? You might ask "Muskrat if you are so positive about overnight camp then why prepare/?" Thank you for asking, we always prepare for every eventuality we can realistically think of at Silver lake , from forest fire danger evacuation to wildlife interaction incidents; this is how we keep your campers safe. So normally we ask for a 1/3 minimum payment on account to hold your campers spot and accept full payment for sessions as early as January 4th normally, this year we will ask parents to pay a $50 deposit until April 1st when we will have a better understanding of our overnight camping in relation to covid19. This eliminates a ton of administrative work, doesn't tie up your hard earned dollars and leaves me without a cash liability to refund back to families. This deposit will be non-refundable but will be transferred to a deposit on day camp sessions, Wilderness Camp or 2022 season.
Our format for camp dates will also change this summer to ensure we can readily pivot to a Monday to Friday day camp model thus most camps this season will start Monday AM and finish Friday PM; whether overnight or day camp. There are 2 6 day Monday to Saturday and one 7 day Monday to Sunday Teen camp this year and we will still have our Leaders in Training and Outdoor Adventure Kamp sessions.
IF overnight camp is not permitted we will offer our OAK, LIT and a NEW Wilderness camp option. These programs will proceed based on Wilderness camp programs that were permitted in 2020 under specific covid19 protocols and ran very successfully with no Covid issues all across BC. The difference is these camps are open air programs with smaller cohorts and using tents for campers accommodations. The camps would begin and end at Silver Lake but will use various campsites around the Community Forest as well as accessing camp grounds for canoeing, archery and low ropes for example. Additionally day camp will be offered again this season.
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