May 6, 2020
After much consideration, prayer and thought, the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel our camp programs this summer. The health and safety of our campers and staff is of the utmost importance and we could not in good conscience run camp this summer amidst the current pandemic conditions.Those of you who have registered already will receive a separate email with more details.
Please pray for us and many other summer camps who had to make this difficult decision. Pray for the campers and staff who will miss out on the Cedarbrook experience. Pray that we would rest in God’s sovereignty and power and that we can claim God’s promise of the restoration of the earth.
If you are able to support camp during this time, please do. We realize that we are all affected by this virus in different ways. By partnering with us financially, you will help sustain our year-round operations (including three full time staff) as we work creatively to engage our campers throughout the year and plan for next summer.
I claim the promises of Revelation and the new heaven and earth we can look forward to, restored by God through Jesus.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:-4-5 (NIV)
We are already making plans for 2021. Stay tuned for what God will do!
Amy "Ellie" Culhane
How are refunds being handled?
Registered families have received a message through CampDoc about refunds. For payments made so far, a full refund can be requested. Payments can also be donated to camp in part or in full. Contact our registrar with any questions.
What about CILT/LEAD?
We understand the importance of these programs both for leadership development in general and future camp staff. CILT/LEAD families have been contacted about the potential of abbreviated programs this summer and throughout the year.
How can I communicate this with my daughter?
We’ve made a handout to guide you through this tough conversation. Above all, be upfront and honest.
What about Work Weekends?
Our regular work weekend schedule is suspended until further notice. Our hope is to have at least one formal work weekend during the summer pending regulations. If you are interested in volunteering for specific work projects this summer, please contact Amy.
What about Alumni Weekend?
We want to celebrate 55 years of camp and allow an opportunity for alumni to gather. Check our website and emails for further updates.
Can I visit camp?
We have year-round volunteers regularly on the property. Please contact Amy if you would like to visit camp this summer.
How can I help?
Camp Cedarbrook needs your continued prayers and support. We have never suspended camp operations in our 55 year history. We will need regular donations and the prayers of our people to sustain operations (including three year-round staff) as we work to bring Camp Cedarbrook to the next generation in new ways until we can meet again at camp.