A Speed Bump in Our Summer Camp Plans…
May 15, 2020
Twin Rocks’ summer camp plans slowed today when we learned that at this time, Governor Brown’s summer camp guidelines do not permit overnight camps. This news came as somewhat of a surprise, as the final draft of the guidelines issued last week indicated that both day camps and overnight camps would immediately be cleared to operate (with safety restrictions). We are eager for overnight camps to reopen, but only when experts and authorities deem it safe, and we are sympathetic with those tasked with making these difficult decisions.
Instead, at this point, Twin Rocks can operate Day Camps, and we’ve scheduled two great Day Camps in late June.
The summertime status of overnight camps is uncertain, though we remain hopeful that restrictions will be eased prior to July 1’s start to our traditional slate of overnight camps. We will keep you posted as we learn more.
In the meantime, please register for camp! For registration and details about Day Camp, Boys Camp, Girls Camp, Tween Camp, and Surfside Camp, please click here. Safety guidelines will likely cap these camps at 100 campers each, so early registrations are encouraged. Refunds will be made in full if camp is cancelled.
Our summer camp season will certainly look different from prior summers, as dozens of new safety procedures will be in place to fully comply with State restrictions.
Earlier today, acting independently from one another, two Twin Rocks staff members reminded me, “God’s got this!” What a blessing it is to lean on the Lord, knowing that whatever future we face, it’s fully in His hands.
Please join me in prayer for our summer camp season and our campers.
Ken Beebe, Executive Director
AN APPEAL. Many have recently contributed generously to Twin Rocks in this time of great need. Thank you! Before this is over, Twin Rocks will undergo 13 straight weeks without any campers, followed by a summer with less than 50% of its normal attendance. If you are able, we would be grateful if you would mail in a check or use the “Donate” button below. Thanks.
May 11, 2020
Dear Friends of Twin Rocks:
We are cautiously rejoicing, as last week Oregon Governor Brown gave priority to summer camps in her Coronavirus re-opening guidelines. It appears that kids/youth camps can largely proceed according to plan, and on their originally scheduled dates.
We are encouraging people to register soon, as each camp will likely cap at 100 campers* in order to meet anticipated physical distancing requirements. Summer camp in 2020 will look somewhat different from prior summers, as dozens of new safety procedures will be in place to fully comply with State restrictions.
Like always, fun, adventure, worship, and a great dose of God’s beautiful creation await our campers this summer! For registration and details about Day Camp, Boys Camp, Girls Camp, Tween Camp, and Surfside Camp, please click here.
(While we are optimistic, we remain aware that circumstances may still dictate that we cancel camps, or travel restrictions could potentially preclude children from some geographic regions from journeying to Twin Rocks. If so, registration fees will be refunded in full.)
* Governor Brown’s camp guidelines do not permit large group gatherings. As such, all camp activities will take place in groups of 10. For the entire week of camp, each group of 10 campers will operate independently and remain at a safe distance from every other group of 10. At Twin Rocks, we see this as a very different – but workable – means of enjoying camp.
GUEST GROUP RENTALS. The summertime status of guest rental groups will vary group by group, as Twin Rocks seeks to safely and fully comply with restrictions set forth by the State of Oregon. For questions and assistance, please contact Guest Services Director Tiffany Van Dame: email@example.com or 503-355-2284.
Overall, Twin Rocks remains healthy, but looks to face unprecedented financial losses this year. Therefore, please consider using the yellow “Donate” button at the bottom of this page. Thanks!
God continues to be so very good. Please continue to pray for this camp, that we would enjoy a fabulous, and safe, summer of ministry.
–Ken Beebe, Executive Director