Greetings Camp Promise Community,
We hope this note finds you healthy and safe.
While Camp Promise looked very different in 2020, we were so happy to be able to be with campers, to see old and many new friends come together, and to have a lot of laughs from the safety of home. All of our staff treasured the experience – thank you for trusting us and letting us into your homes (via Zoom!) for Camp Promise.
Overnight Camp Season 2021
Throughout the year, we have remained in regular contact with our five camp facilities, the American Camping Association, medical professionals, and community and health organizations. We have been hoping to run overnight camp sessions, knowing that the overnight camp experience is so special and important. We have delayed a decision as long as possible. However, we must make plans for overnight camp now.
Unfortunately, based on the best advice we have received – due to the ongoing and unpredictable risks of COVID-19, new and ever-changing variants and the nature of overnight camp – we will not be holding overnight camp sessions for 2021. Jett Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff struggled with this decision, but in the end determined that this is best for the safety of our campers and volunteers. Like you, we are disappointed, however, we are committed to make Summer 2021 even better than last year.
What We Are Doing
We have some good news! We will be hosting virtual camp sessions AND will be hosting new, one-day in-person celebrations at the end of the Summer and into Fall 2021. While not an overnight camp experience, we are hopeful that these in-person celebrations give our campers the opportunity to be together, to encounter new things, and to enjoy at least part of the camp experience.
Our plan for 2021 is as follows:
Virtual Camp Promise-Connect Sessions
Interested campers can sign up for one of the free Camp Promise sessions below via our registration form. All campers who participate will receive a “Camp-In-A-Box,” which will include swag items, activity and event supplies, and so much more:
Please see the attached FAQ sheet for answers to commonly asked questions about the Camp Promise-Connect Virtual camp program.
We will be hosting in-person camp celebrations across the country to bring our camp community together and provide our campers with a long-awaited and deserved day of fun and excitement. Dates and locations for these events are to be announced – we will send them no later than June 1, 2021 so you can plan accordingly.
These events will occur from August 2021 – October 2021 and will be held on weekends.
Please know that we understand that many families and campers travel a great distance to join us at Camp Promise. We will host multiple events in an effort to accommodate as many families and campers as conveniently as possible.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us so we can help address any outstanding issues.
While this year will still be a departure from our normal Camp Promise season, we are really looking forward to FINALLY seeing many of you in-person later this summer and we look forward to a return to overnight camp sessions in 2022.
Program Dev. Director, Camp Promise
Camp Promise Director
Jett Foundation’s Camp Promise
(405) 459-7447 | camppromise.org