FOR SUMMER CAMP
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Updated: March 25, 2020
Dear Camp Carl Community,
I know you’ve likely received numerous announcements from many organizations by now, each one updating you on what they are doing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Circumstances are changing daily, even hourly. I know that you might have kids at home for the foreseeable future (weeks or maybe months) and that it can feel unsettling not knowing what might happen next during this unprecedented time. I know you might be working remotely today, homeschooling, or just trying to figure out groceries, daycare, or virtual relationships. Whatever your situation may be, please know that we have been in prayer for you and your family and will continue to pray God‘s peace, grace, and protection over the days, weeks, and months ahead.
At Camp Carl, we will continue to move forward. We are planning for summer and preparing to serve and love campers and our summer staff. Like all of us, we are learning how to do everything a little bit differently. We know that after the spring of quarantines and physical distancing, we might all be craving a summer camp experience – something outside, something fun, something exciting, something life changing. We are still working to be ready when that moment comes. However, to help all of you with summer planning, we will make a decision on April 20th about if we will delay summer camp by 3 weeks. We will also make May 15th our decision date for whether summer camp will continue for 2020 or be cancelled entirely.
Our number one goal is to love campers in a safe environment where they can encounter Jesus Christ, and every decision we make is based on that priority. Camp Carl and The Chapel are also committed to being good citizens who take cues from our government officials and the CDC concerning group gatherings, cleaning/sanitation protocol, and social distancing measures. We too have a desire to be a part of the solution to slowing the spread of this virus. Finally, we will continue to be flexible and adapt as the situation evolves and keep you informed on any changes on this webpage.
The Camp Carl staff, as part of the larger Chapel Staff and Leadership, and The Chapel Trustee Board continue to rest in one reality: There isn’t a single thing that has happened or will happen in the world that is beyond God’s knowledge, His sovereign authority and control, or ultimately His eternal purposes for his people. We believe and have confidence in Him and His Son, Jesus, and will continue to do all we can to share this faith, hope, and peace with campers, families, volunteers, and our community.
For the kids and God’s Kingdom!
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9