The holidays have passed, and we have rung in a new year. Judging by the posts on my social media, many of us are ecstatic to leave 2020 behind and forge ahead into 2021. Obviously, 2020 was tough year. Perhaps that is an understatement. It certainly took its toll on camp. We missed so much of the typical camp year. I missed working with Program Staff, visiting Ranchfest, and the summer camp kids playing outside my office window the most.
As I have written before, the year at camp was not without blessings. Fundraisers, volunteers, family days, rentals, and committed staff are just a few. I feel so much gratitude for all who helped camp stay afloat in 2020. We could not have done it without the help of so many.
And now? We are so excited for 2021! We are gearing up for events and programs early to late spring and are hopeful to hold summer camp. Yes, maybe summer camp!
Currenlty, we are hiring staff for spring groups and signing up volunteers for a couple of staff workdays. There is a buzz around as we start this new year centered around the future of camp. We know things will remain under the COVID-19 precautions, but are optimistic and excited to be moving forward.
As always, we are hopeful that camp will be a part of your year at camp. Look at what we have on the horizon:
• Confirmation Day of Reflection--- (coming soon…February 6, 2021)
• CYO to GO! --- we bring programming to your school or parish
• Camp Rental--- spend some or all of spring break at camp
• Family Camps (including Mother Daughter): dates TBD
• School Year Programming: Outdoor Education, Retreats, Field Trips, Leadership, and Community Programs ---- we are currently accepting registrations!
In addition, we are penciling in some summer camp programs and dates. We are thrilled that ALL of this is feels possible. Our goal is to make 2021 a great year… maybe the best one yet! It may look a little different at times (masks, distancing, sanitizing, etc.) but our programs will proudly carry the same values they always have. We continue to be inclusive, Catholic, camper-centered, humble, focused on staff development, and stewards of the earth. Oh, and did I mention we plan to have fun?
So. much. fun, is in store!
Won’t you join us?
Good stuff is on its way!
CYO Camp Co-director
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