Ecocamp at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
Dear Ecocamp Families:
It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that we are cancelling all Ecocamps for the 2020 summer season. After exhaustively monitoring all available resources for information and guidelines, it is clear to us that too much remains unknown about the SARS-CoV-2 virus for us to be able to operate responsibly this summer. Although we poignantly feel the need to support families and children with the magic and caring community formed every year at Ecocamp, it seems clear that the best chance for us all to heartily gather together again in the future lies in a fallow summer at Glen Helen.
All families will receive a full refund of any deposits and registrations that have been paid. You do not need to contact us to receive your refund. We suspect that it will take at least 3 or 4 weeks to process refunds. If the period will stretch out longer than this, we will contact you again and communicate the changed timeline. If anyone should wish to donate some or part of your fees towards our continued operations, that would be enormously appreciated.
We will absolutely be receptive to changes in next summer's program to adapt and compensate for the sacrifices of this year, for example, extending upper age limits so no one will have to miss their last summer at the Glen. If you have ideas or concerns on that count, or others, please feel free to contact me directly.
Again, on behalf of all the good folks at Glen Helen, (and especially myself, Sarah Cline, Rebecca Jaramillo, and Shannon Schenck at the Outdoor Education Center), our apologies and gratitude to you all,
Michael J. Blackwell