Greeting Camp Friends,
Planning a summer camping season in our ever changing environment has been challenging. We are so excited that the state has opened up overnight camping for the 2021 season and we are working hard to bring that programming to you. While it was our hope to open both camps this summer one of our camps, Camp Vick, needs some more time to recover. We will be dedicating this summer to making much needed repairs and improvements. Meanwhile we will condense our summer program to Pathfinder Lodge. We will be moving some our of Camp Vick camps to our sister camp and merging other camps together. See our new full schedule and brochure.
Camp Vick needs a number of critical repairs especially to the water system. We are writing in part to ask our dedicated families and volunteers to consider donating time and resources where you are able to. All summer there are opportunities to visit the camp, work on a list of projects and enjoy the camp with family or work groups. It is also our hope to create a list of volunteers (who we are calling the Vick Crew) who can learn the ins and outs of Camp Vick, be available for future projects and advocate for the camp’s needs.
Campers will not be without a camping program this year. Instead we are looking into options to transport campers to Pathfinder Lodge this summer. Campers will still experience summer fun activities in a safe environment all while growing in faith and learning about God’s love.
This was not an easy decision for the board to make. We love our camps and want them to be enjoyed now and for years to come which is why we are dedicated to getting them, with your help, in the best condition possible. We are inviting you, our friends, families, volunteers, and donors to a town hall style meeting to talk about this decision and answer any questions you may have. Join us at Camp Vick on June 5th, 2021, at 10AM an online option may also be available TBA at a later date.
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In Christ’s Service,
Vick Pathfinder Camp and Conference Ministries Board