Summer 2020 Update

 

Hello,
 
As you may have heard in the news, overnight camps are also not permitted to open this summer. Even though the news is very sad, we believe the government has made the right decision.
 
We have also made the difficult decision not to run day camps this summer. The guidelines and restrictions we would need to follow to keep the children safe make it difficult to operate camp. Many of our activities require staff and campers to be closer than 2m, and while we could have day campers on site, their day wouldn’t resemble what they’ve come to expect at camp.
 
We know that this news may be difficult for many of your children as they’ve already lost so many of their fun activities. Please let them know we are thinking about them and we miss them too.
 
Please look for an email if you have registered for camp. It contains important instructions.
 
Like our campers, we love summer camp. We plan and pray all year so we can offer two amazing months of adventure, fun, spiritual growth, and community to hundreds of children, teens and young adults. This will be the first time in 35 years that we have not run camp and we are going to miss everyone in more ways than we can express.
 
Check out [email protected] for some exciting activities for your children, and look for  #ranchinthehouse video challenges on Facebook, (Please like and follow our page if you’d like notifications). We are working on some ideas and plan to offer one day family experiences in July. Look for details on our website on June 22nd.
 
Camp is all about gathering in community and supporting one another like family. We will be together again. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to let us know how you are doing. We are holding you in our prayers.
 

Sincerely,
Sheriff Steve and the Ranch Team

 
For your information, fee-reversal options available:
 
Defer Payments to 2021 – You may leave your payments with us and we will put them towards a credit for the 2021 season. You will be able to request a full refund at any time until December 2020 if your plans change. To thank you for deferring your payments to 2021, you will pay 2020 fees in 2021. Anyone who defers their payments to 2021 will have the opportunity to pick their 2021 week two weeks before registration officially opens.
Donation – If you are able to turn your registration fees into a full or partial donation, that would be a significant help to us in this very difficult season. Circle Square Ranch is a registered charity, and all donations are receiptable. You’ll receive a charitable tax donation receipt in February 2021. God willing, we are committed to opening camp next year, but we will need support from our community to be able to do so.
Full Refund – In order to manage our finances in this period, we will issue refunds in batches between now and the end July. Our credit card company limits the amount we are able to refund at once, but we’ll get your money back to you as soon as possible. We are asking that you consider donating a small amount (suggested 2%) of your fees to help with credit card processing fees.
 
For more information about our response to these closures, please click here.

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