To our presbytery and congregational partners,
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from you and our greater camp community upon our announcement to cancel 2020 summer camp programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this decision deeply saddens us, we know that it is the best one we could make for our community as a whole.
This is also a historic decision, as this is the first time in 68 years that we will not have on-site camp programming. We are looking to move forward with new ways to engage safely with our campers and greater community in the weeks to come.
As we move forward we want to keep you all updated, as so many of you support your camper families through generous mission dollars. Information regarding registrations from this summer and our new outreach program Camp to You can be found below.
No Risk Registration: Updated Information for Churches
We remain committed to our No Risk Registration policy. As previously stated, families and churches have the following options regarding their camp registration fees:
- Donate all or a portion of your camper fees to the ministry of Pyoca,
- Hold all or a portion of your camper fees toward a future Pyoca program,
- Or, receive a full or partial refund of paid camper fees.
Churches that have paid all or a portion of 2020 camper fees will receive a follow-up email to determine how you would like to move forward. For families who have registered without paying a deposit or fees, no further action is required at this time.
To help Pyoca through this difficult time, we are asking our church partners to prayerfully consider covering the cost of your anticipated camper fees for this summer. We know this is also a trying time for congregations and appreciate your consideration. Your continued support this summer will allow us to provide transformative camp experiences for years to come.
Have additional questions? Feel free to call our office at (812) 358-3413 or email email@example.com.
Camp to You
Camp may not look the same this summer, but a little bit of camp is coming to our campers! We will be connecting with all of our campers this summer through our free Camp to You program.
Campers will receive a box full of camp activities focusing on this summer’s theme, Bible study resources, and a camp t-shirt.
All campers registered for the 2019 camp season and eligible for the 2020 season, as well as new campers registered in 2020, will be receiving a free box.
If covering the cost of camper registration fees is not feasible, we are asking churches to consider covering the cost of providing Camp to You for their children and youth. This program will also be available for purchase if additional youth from your congregation are interested in participating in the program. Please let us know if you would like to place an order and we can have them delivered to your church.
Camp to You will also be available in an alumni version, full of camp swag! Each purchase of an Alumni Camp to You box will cover the cost of one camper box. These will be available for purchase June 1st and shipped out in early July.
More information will be available concerning Camp to You pricing and availability later this month.
Thank you for your unending support of this ministry. We are incredibly grateful to have such wonderful congregational partners.
May Christ’s peace be with each and every one of you.
Mike Davis, Senior Director
Rev. Molly DeWitt, Program Director
Pyoca Advisory Council