2020 Summer Camp Has Been Canceled
Dear Day Camp Campers, PA’s and Volunteers,
First off…thank you ALL so much for your loyalty and commitment to Mountaindale North DC. We love all of you so much and that is why this message is so hard. Day camp directors attended a virtual meeting with our local Girl Scout Council and it was communicated that ALL Girl Scout day camps and overnight camps have been cancelled through August 30, 2020. We were sad to learn about this decision from Council, but not surprised. Bottom line, it comes down to safety for all of the campers and volunteers.
Rest assured, we have already reserved our camp slot for July 26-30, 2021!
We know that there are still questions and concerns about so much. We are answering the below to the best of our knowledge, but please know that this is also a very fluid situation and we are going to have to be flexible in all of this.
1. Golden PA’s
Core staff has already acknowledged that these girls need to be recognized (there are 11 this year). We have discussions in the works, so be on the lookout in your emails in the next month. Giving these girls the recognition they deserve is our #1 priority.
2. My daughter was registered to be a PAIT/OE and needs the training, what now?
We are actively considering how to accomplish training opportunities for the PAIT and OE units. We are considering renting Mountaindale for a weekend in the fall of 2020 or late winter of 2021 to provide training for both groups, and also inviting the PA’s who would have been assigned to these units to conduct the training as if we were at camp. This will avoid a gap in skill building. This is in the works and will take some planning. Details to follow as we move forward.
3. I’m registered, but still on the waitlist?
As we communicated earlier, we have kept all campers on the waitlist and have not charged anyone’s debit/credit cards. Dana, our registrar, will be cancelling all of the registrations this week. You will see an email that says your registration has been cancelled, there is no action needed from you.
4. I’m a volunteer and have purchased items for day camp already?
If you are a volunteer and have already purchased supplies in anticipation of camp (i.e., first aid, archery, supplies, outdoor explorer). We will reimburse you. Please contact Aran at arankredding@gmail for more information.
Please know that we are all sad that we will not get to see our friends this year. So much tradition and girl leadership that is the absolute heart of this camp.
Please reach out with questions or concerns to ANY of us on core staff.
We can’t wait to have the best camp EVER in 2021!
Mountaindale North Day Camp Core Staff