IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PARENT, GUARDIANS AND YOUTH LEADERS
Dear Camper Parent, Guardians and Youth Leaders,
It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close our Florida Youth Camp, effective immediately. We are also cancelling the remaining weeks of camp out of an abundance of care and concern. Recognizing that we have a responsibility to each camper and their families, our staff and students, and to the community at large, we believe this is the best decision for all involved. Recently, we were made aware of two additional staff members testing positive with COVID-19, which brings our total to four staff for the summer testing positive. We have followed our health and safety protocols and all staff were isolated upon any signs of sickness. We believe it is best to shut down to prevent any further spread of illness.
Our approach during this entire COVID-19 pandemic has been one of responsibility and reasonableness. We cannot express our disappointment in having to make this decision, but as we consider the health and safety of each person, we know it is the correct one at this time during which the State of Florida continues to experience an increase in the number of cases. Many students and campers are preparing to begin school shortly and we do not want to delay or hinder their plans for this next academic year.
We are asking that all campers be picked up no later than 11am on Tuesday, July 14. We understand that your time and schedule are important to you, and we will make every effort to support a time that suits you. We also understand that your child’s health is of utmost importance to you, as it is for us as well. With this in mind, if you decide in the coming days that medical attention is needed and you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the testing or care, our camper activity insurance may provide assistance.
As a team we have made the decision to fully refund the entire week of camp. Our registrar will begin the reimbursement process this week. Please be attentive to any communication from our camps registration office.
As always, we remain committed to serving you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our camps office at: 727-379-5000
Please know our prayers and support are with you. We look forward to all that God is going to do in the days ahead.
This will be a summer they will never forget! Campers will experience high energy action, form lifelong friendships and make defining decisions about their faith as they spend their days worshiping, studying Biblical truths and having a ton of fun in the Florida sun!