Whether this would have been your first summer at Augusta or the next of many, we wanted to reach out to you and to share in your sadness. Wow! What a time this is…Summer camp is cancelled. We are still a bit stunned over here at camp. Of course, we were hopeful beyond hope that we could make this happen for all of us and, unfortunately, we see now that this is not possible.
We are still coming to terms with the realization that we will not see you this summer. A few weeks of playing and living in the woods, experiencing challenge and growth, and finding a new sense of self are the reasons we sit in the camp office all winter and stare at computers. Many of us have found our purpose at Augusta — creating a second home for you!
As we mention in our video, this was an extremely tough decision to make, and probably just as hard to hear. And, ultimately, we know this is the best decision to ensure the safety of our staff and campers. Above all, we want Camp Augusta to remain a safe and sustainable place for us all to enjoy and take risks responsibly. The idea of a summer at Augusta without the high fives, without the hugs, without the laughter and the songs that make camp so great, is a sad thought. We look to the future, for when the potential for wish, wonder and surprise strongly outweigh the risks present at camp now, and they will be back…in time.