Information for Summer Camp Families

Cedarkirk camper families,

It is with sadness and disappointment that I must let you know our staff and Board of Directors have decided to suspend residential camp programs for the summer of 2020. 

This was not an easy decision. After much prayer and discussion – and many consultations with local and state health – it has become clear that we simply can’t ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff to the standard we require of our programs.

I know this is sad news for you and your campers. It’s heartbreaking for us, too. Every year our staff look forward to the love, joy, and spirit your children bring to camp with them. We take inspiration from the instances of personal and spiritual transformation that we witness in our campers. 

Despite the disappointments associated with this decision, we follow and serve a God of hope, who works for good always. We are at peace knowing that this is the best and safest course for campers and staff.

Final plans are underway for a camp-at-home program that will help us stay connected to you and your camper this summer. More information will be forthcoming about this new and very different way of doing camp in the near future!

A Cedarkirk staff member or Board member will reach out to you within the next week to chat about your options for reversing your registration. You will have three choices:

  1. Convert a portion of your fees into a donation to support Cedarkirk’s ministry through the pandemic.
  2. Roll your camp fees to next year to reserve your spot for Summer Camp 2021, or roll your deposit to this year’s Christmas Retreat
  3. Request a refund of fees paid for your child’s program.

We continue to hold you and your campers in our hearts and prayers. Please pray for our ministry, and for all the campers and counselors who will not have an opportunity to experience the Spirit-filled summer community at Cedarkirk.

We cannot wait to welcome you back home as soon as we can!


Peace to you,

Matt Shick
Acting Executive Director

camps@cedarkirk.org          813.685.4224 x2