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Programming update 5/19/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we tell you that the entirety of Camp Augusta’s 2020 summer has been cancelled. We were hopeful that we would only have to cancel a part of the summer, however, the health, safety, and financial implications of COVID-19 are such that we cannot justify running camp this year. 

We understand the disappointment and sadness that this decision may cause for campers and their families, and we want you to know that we share in those same sentiments. We are in shock. Summer Camp is the heart of Augusta. We are so sad to imagine a summer without the smiling faces, sounds of laughter, and moments of challenge and growth that campers experience here each year. The reality of summer passing at Augusta without our campers is unimaginable for us all.

Programming update 5/9/2020

After careful consideration with national and local health officials, it is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Mini Camp (June 4th – 6th), Session 1 (June 7th – 13th), and Session 2 (June 14th – 20th) for the 2020 season.

Our full Board of Directors will be meeting in the coming weeks to make a final decision for the remainder of Camp Augusta’s 2020 summer season. At this time, we are still planning on opening for Session 3 (June 21st – July 4th) onwards.

There really are no words to describe the sense of sadness and overwhelm we all feel at the idea of not running part of our summer. Though this was an extremely arduous choice for the camp Augusta team and our board of directors, we ultimately felt this was the best choice for camp and the best choice for our campers. There are, of course, many implications to our choice to cancel. Not only will we mourn the loss of welcoming a new generation of campers to Augusta, as a non-profit organization, we are absolutely feeling the massive financial impact of COVID-19.

If you are a Mini Camp, Session 1, or Session 2 parent, please click here to access your account and the ‘Flicker the Campfire – Session Cancellation Form’

Programming update 5/2/2020

After careful consideration, it saddens us to announce that our Memorial Day Family Camp (May 22-25) and June Family Camp (May 29-31) have been canceled for the 2020 season.

As further recommendations have developed, our administrative team and our full Board of Directors will now be meeting in mid-May to, hopefully, make the final decision for Camp Augusta’s 2020 Summer Season. By that time, we will have the most up-to-date mandates and advice on health and safety from the county, state, CDC and American Camping Association as to how – or if – Summer Camps can open safely this year.
 

As the situation is changing rapidly, we will be following local and international developments closely and will post any updates to our programming on our website here. We will also remain in email contact with all parents of our registered 2020 campers and families.

Thank you all for waiting patiently for a decision about the summer of 2020. You’ve remained curious, generous, and understanding while also adapting your life and family to a global pandemic. We cannot express enough our gratitude for your willingness to hang in there with us. Whether this was your camper’s first time at Augusta, or the next of many, you are a part of Augusta.

In the meantime, take care of yourselves, and we look forward to seeing you on the wood chips as soon as possible.

Sincerely and Campingly yours,

All of us here at Camp Augusta

office@campaugusta.org 

530-265-3702.

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