BYM Camps are closed in 2020 due to COVID 19

We look forward to camp opening again in 2021!

Sent out 5/11/2020 11:33am

Dear BYM Camps Families,

We are deeply saddened to tell you that at a called meeting of the Camping Program Committee on Saturday we all agreed that we must cancel camp this summer. After reviewing guidelines from the CDC and consulting with knowledgeable professionals, we have realized that there is no way we can eliminate the risk of potentially spreading COVID 19 if we run camp. We have to put the safety and health of our campers, our staff, and families first. Thus we have reluctantly decided we cannot go forward with camp this summer.

We know it will be important for us to remain connected, even if virtually. So please stay tuned – we will send out an announcement about a time when we can gather together again.

The Directors and I are working on options for Unit 1 campers from this season. We will be in touch with you about options for next year.

We will refund all but your $50 administration fee that you paid as part of your deposit, if you request it. We hope that you will consider contributing your deposit, or any amount, toward the upkeep of the camp properties and the health of our beloved camping program. We still have significant costs (over $400,000) in property expenses and upkeep over the course of the year and without camper fees we will need your help to meet those costs.

Please let us know if you would like a refund or you would like to make a donation toward BYM Camps. Baltimore Yearly Meeting is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Camp fosters our skills of community and creativity. While we are apart, we know that what makes camp camp is in each of us. It’s something we can share with those near and far by singing a song while sweeping, playing a word game while walking, asking each other deep questions and silly questions, reminding each other to drink water and care for our bodies and expressing love openly and often.

We look forward to camp opening again in 2021!

Warmly,

Jane Megginson,
Camp Program Manager
301-774-7663

P.S. It will take a week or more to refund all of your cards as the banks need to coordinate and I will need to enter and authorize each refund. Please be patient while we get all of these details worked out!

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