Candlelighters Family Camp 2020 Update
A letter from our Executuve Director, Jackie Groah
These have been challenging times for all of us, and living in an environment that is continuously changing, it is hard to predict the future. Amid uncertainty, our staff continued to cross our fingers, hope for the best, and start to make plans for Family Camp. But like a lot of plans these days, ours will be shifting to accommodate a new normal.
Last Friday, Governor Brown’s office released guidelines for summer camps. They include: no overnight camps, no immunocompromised children, and no pools. We understand the reasoning behind these guidelines,* and because of them, our traditional Family Camp will not be able to occur this year. To say we are sad about this is an understatement. That said, we are picking ourselves up, and we're pressing on toward finding a way to create something different (but still amazing!) in the late summer in lieu of family camp. Don't despair, because...
We are still committed to planning something fun! We are already exploring some exciting new ideas and cannot wait to get your feedback. So, if you’ve been looking forward to camp, keep your chin up. In uncertainty and hard times, we believe we can also find creativity and opportunity! Watch for more updates in the near future.If you have any questions or concerns, have an idea, or simply want to say hello, please feel free to send us an email.
I'd also like to encourage you to join our new Facebook group just for Candlelighters Families. It's a great way to share ideas and encouragement with other parents.
Thank you, 2019 Family Camp attendees for completing the family camp survey. You generously gave us your time and explained the reasons Family Camp makes a difference. Read the impact report to find out what you said. And know that we are working to make Family Camp even more impactful going forward.