Our Summer Decision
As we have prayed and sought the Lord's guidance about the remaining July sessions of Camp Solgohachia, we have come to the conclusion that it is best for our campers, counselors, and families to cancel the rest of Camp Solgohachia this summer. Above all, we feel that we cannot guarantee a safe and fun experience for your children. The required regulations, announced by the state last week, are strict (for good reason) and the margin for error small. The resulting experience would not have been the same that children are used to having at Camp Solgohachia. We've also been faced with the difficult reality that COVID-19 has affected the resources required to prepare for a summer of camp. This decision has not been made lightly, but we feel confident that it is in line with the Lord's will.
What is Solgohachia doing for Children this Summer?
Despite the challenges we are facing, our staff has been hard at work and undeterred from finding new ways to engage children. We are still committed to carrying out our larger mission to disciple children and families through experiencing and encountering Jesus! Our primary solution for that is Solgohachia at Home, our newest camp program designed for children to experience wild fun, connection with our counselors, and the love of Jesus. It is packed with devotions, crafts, interactive games, and activities and is everything that we do at camp but in your living room. Though we know nothing can replace the experience of coming to camp, we truly believe that this is the next best thing! We encourage interested families to consider participating in this exciting new program. You can find more information about it on our website:
If your child is a "graduate" camper this summer, be on the lookout - we have some creative ways to honor them in the works! If your graduate was not registered yet this summer, please reach out to us with their name and your information to email@example.com.
The Lord has been good and faithful. The majority of our all-summer counselors have still volunteered to serve this summer. We will revamp our programs, order and restore our campus, engage children through creative avenues, and further a culture of worship and prayer here at Solgohachia. We believe that our ability to engage all of these things will enable us to serve families and children better in the future!
If I already registered for camp, what happens to my deposit?
There are three options available to you - we'll be contacting you via email separately to inquire about your preference.
- You may convert any payments into a tax-deductible donation. Every effort this summer will be spent enabling us to serve families and children better for the long haul, and your giving will go a long way. We have listed some specific needs we have on our website that you can view here: solgohachia.org/giving
- You may transfer your deposit to any future event, such as Camp Solgohachia 2021, or use it as credit towards a Solgohachia At Home purchase. Those who choose to transfer their deposit to a future event will get first pick of our available space before the rest of our sessions are opened!
- You may request a refund. We'll be gathering refund requests until June 12th and begin processing them on June 13th. In the event that we have more refund requests than available funding, we'll process them by date of registration, earliest-to-latest until further funding becomes available.
We will MISS you all this summer! We hope that the Lord is meeting you during this time and that you are experiencing His peace.
The Solgohachia Staff