Thank you for the tremendous patience and support you have shown during this long process that we all wished would end in some much better news. We know that your son needs camp right now more than perhaps ever and we have wanted desperately to make it happen. However, as hard it is to type the words, we have had to make the painful decision to cancel the 2020 Mondamin summer season.
We’ve spent countless hours considering the guidelines from the NC Health Department, American Camping Association, and the CDC. We considered the massive program changes that would be required to follow those guidelines. In the end, the exposure to Covid-19 would still be too great.
This is why over 90% of NC camps have already come to same conclusion and more will follow. The regulations that they feel necessary to keep our campers, staff, and community safe do not allow for a great many things that make the camp experience what it is.
Many of us here year-round will be having this same hard talk with our own kids. All our wonderful staff are going to be just as sad this summer when Mondamin is not full of life.
We are going to stay in “virtual touch” with our campers during the summer by email, Zoom, Instagram, Facebook, etc.… We will have more on that as summer approaches. It cannot replace the magic of our in-person community, but we will do our best.
For now, please take the following steps when you are ready:
Register for 2021. Registration is now open and we hope you can rollover your current payments to next summer.
Finances: Camp will be going 21 months without revenue so if you are able to “rollover” your current tuition payments (or any portion of it) for the summer of 2021, that would be a huge help. However, we know that the economy is hitting many people and we remain ready to refund 100%.
We all look very much to the day when we will again be welcoming you and your son here at camp.
Register for 2021 to secure your spot for next summer. Registration is now open and we hope you can rollover your current payments to next summer. Most of the information will still be filled in and correct for your camper, so it should be quick. Please just make any changes that apply. Your payments will continue to be refundable until Feb 15, 2021.
Refund: As we have said before, camp will be going 21 months without revenue so if you are able to “rollover” your current tuition payments (or any portion of it) for the summer of 2021, that would be a huge help. However, we know that the economy is hitting many people hard and we remain ready to refund 100%.
Some combination of 1 and 2. For example: roll over deposit, register for 2021, and refund the rest. Deposit will be refundable until Feb 15, 2021.
• You have the same options as enrolled campers in terms of refunds and rollovers (listed above).
• Your best chance for securing a spot for 2021 is to go ahead and fill out the 2021 camper application
We know families may be in different financial positions next year, so we’d like all current recipients to reapply for summer 2021.
You can find all of that information on our Dates and Rates Page
Yes! Those funds will go back to your “household balance”, not a specific camper.
Camp is not a non-profit, so donations are not tax deductible. Please consider donating to our Scholarship Fund, we anticipate an increase in the need for financial assistance as the pandemic affects the economic stability of many families. Go to www.chiefandcalla.org to find out more and donate.
All 2020 Aides will be welcome to come for their Aide year in 2021. It will be a big, fun group with our ’20 and ‘21 Aides all together! Our 2020 CT’s will be welcome to come for their CT year in 2021.
This would be a one-summer arrangement. 2021 would be the last summer for the guys who should have been Aides this year and only the guys finishing 11th grade the next year will be eligible for a CT year.
Please keep an eye on our social media pages (Instagram & Facebook) and the blog on our website! We’re looking forward to bringing you little pieces of camp throughout the coming months. Please let us know if there is anything in particular you’d like to see. We know keeping in touch virtually doesn’t replace our in person community, but we do know it’s more important now than ever to connect with one another, and keep the spirit of Green Cove with us during these challenging times.