Hey, folks. I hope that the start of a new year finds you in good mental and physical health. I wanted to provide a brief update about the status of camp this coming summer.
With the roll-out of vaccinations underway and an updated national coordinated effort to fight the virus around the corner, we are optimistic about the prospect of hosting in-person camp sessions in 2021. While the future looks bright, there is a lot of uncertainty and a lot that is outside of our control that will affect whether or not we have the opportunity to host camp this summer. For these reasons, we are unable to make any announcements at this time.
One thing that is clear is that we will still be still be experiencing the impacts of this virus throughout the year ahead of us, so work is underway now to begin planning to operate camp as safely as possible. We remain committed to following local and state guidelines for in-person gatherings, as well as the data-driven recommendations of scientists and doctors. The CQNW Board of Directors will continue to meet each month and will evaluate the situation as it develops and will provide any updates as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your continued support of Camp Quest NorthWest!
Mike Warbington, CQNW President
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One month ago I wrote to inform you of the cancellation of our June/July camp session. At that time it was our hope that events would transpire that would allow us to move forward with our August camp session. Since then we have gotten a clearer picture of the timeline for resuming social gatherings, as well as additional guidance from local and state leaders and public health experts regarding the COVID-19 crisis. After careful consideration of this information, our board of directors has made the decision to cancel our August camp session.
While we are
devastated that there will be no formal CQNW camp sessions this summer, we
remain optimistic and look towards the future. Our dates for next summer are
tentatively set, so mark your calendars now.
Camp Waskowitz: June 27th to July 3rd, 2021 (6/26 to 7/4 for volunteers)
Camp Kirby: August 15th to 21st, 2021 (8/14 to 8/22 for volunteers)
registration for both sessions will rollover to summer 2021 at the same rate as
2020, including orders for hoodies and additional t-shirts. Tuition for campers
who are aging out will be automatically refunded.
If you would prefer to cancel for any reason, full refunds will be available. If you would prefer to donate all or part of the cost of your tuition, then that would be very much appreciated. As CQNW is a non-profit organization, a receipt for your donation will be provided for tax purposes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to request a refund or donation receipt. Please allow up to 30 days for all refunds to be processed.
again for your continued support of Camp Quest NorthWest.
Warbington, CQNW President
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I hope that you are in good health and good spirits. It is my responsibility to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our June/July 2020 session at Camp Waskowitz. Above all else we prioritize the health and safety of our campers and volunteers, and at this time it has become clear to us that we will be experiencing the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis at least into the early summer. We hope that by making this decision now it will remove one small element of uncertainty that may have been weighing on your mind.
We are proud that families in our region have been able to come together, so to speak, by staying apart. We encourage you to continue to practice social distancing and other ways to keep one another safe and minimize the impact of the virus. We are optimistic that continued efforts to combat the virus will allow us to host our August camp session at Camp Kirby. In any case, we will be meeting next month to evaluate our plans for August. We are committed to following the guidelines set forth by state and local government and the recommendations of scientific experts. We will keep you posted as we move forward.
There will be more information to follow in the next few days as we work out the details of registration, payments, and other impacts of this decision. In the meantime you can visit https://www.campquest.org/quest-at-home for information about activities you can do at home and ways to connect with other Camp Quest campers.
As always, thank you for your continued support of Camp Quest NorthWest.
Mike Warbington, CQNW President
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Dear Camp Quest NorthWest Volunteers and Families,
As a camp community, our top priority is the safety of our campers, staff and volunteers. After careful consideration of information about the COVID-19 situation we have made the difficult decision to cancel our volunteer Planning Retreat, which was scheduled to take place March 20-22 at Camp Kirby. We are currently considering options to host a virtual meeting to cover some of the material we had intended to review and develop at the retreat. We will share that information with you once we have a plan in place.
We are proactively preparing to ensure that everyone has a safe experience at camp this summer. At this time, both Camp Quest NorthWest summer camp sessions are scheduled to operate as planned. We recognize that the COVID-19 situation will continue to develop as the summer approaches and our plans are subject to change based on national and regional recommendations and policies. We will make every effort to keep you informed about any significant updates via email, our website and our facebook page.
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Registration for Camp Quest NorthWest summer sessions is now open, with space currently available at both our July and August camp sessions.
Week 1: June 28th to July 4th, 2020- Camp Waskowitz, North Bend, WA
Week 2: August 16th to 22th, 2020- Camp Kirby, Samish Island, WA
Cost: $700 per camper
Space is also still available at out first ever LT Retreat for older teens. The event is open to both new and current LT campers of high school age, including those who will be 18 this summer and eligible to be first time counselors.
Where: Camp Waskowitz, North Bend, WA
When: Friday February 28th through Sunday March 1st, 2020. Approximately 7:00 PM Friday to 10:00 AM Sunday. Exact times TBA.
Cost: $50 (financial assistance is available)
We are also currently accepting volunteer applications for July and August camp sessions and the Planning Retreat in March.