Saint Ambrose Summer Camp cancelled for this summer
Posted on May 5, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of Saint Ambrose Summer Camp this summer. Know that we did not make this decision lightly. Having interviewed a wonderful team of camp counselors, and knowing what great families were hoping to participate in the camp, made this decision even more difficult to make.
The safety of our campers and staff is always our top priority. While there is much uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, we cannot guarantee everyone’s safety. After surveying parents last week, we know that many of the campers would have been children of essential workers, including the nearby INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Therefore, we feel the risk of exposing our staff to the Coronavirus would have been heightened and that bringing all those children together into one camp would have been imprudent.
We also understand the importance of parents being able to plan for the care of their children during the summer months. It is yet unknown as to when summer camps will be allowed to open in Fairfax County, and when they do open, what restrictions might be in place. Without these important details we are unable to guarantee the feasibility of our camp. Therefore, we feel that it is important for us to make this decision now so that they can make alternate arrangements. Full refunds will be provided, minus a 3% credit card processing fee.
Knowing that many parents are looking for summer childcare, and that several of the prospective counselors we interviewed are looking for summer employment, we would be happy to put parents in touch with students whom they might be able to hire personally as a babysitter or nanny, if they so choose.
None of the work that has been put into planning and preparing for the camp has been wasted. We look forward to offering Saint Ambrose Summer Camp next summer.
Nicole Filipowski, M.T.S.
Director of Religious Education
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
June 22 – August 7, 2020
Saint Ambrose Summer Camp is a Catholic day camp located in Annandale, VA.
We strive to offer a dynamic, Christ-centered summer experience that forms the next generation of saints. Join us!
See the camp website for more information.