Summer Decision 2020
Our Decision for Summer 2020
During this unprecedented and uncertain time, we have been planning and preparing for summer as usual with the hopes that we would be able to safely run our summer camp program.
For almost 100 years, Camp Tecumseh has strived to maintain the safest possible camp program that we can. In the last few months, we have taken into consideration the recommendations and guidelines the CDC developed for the American Camp Association. We’ve looked at a multitude of options for keeping groups to small numbers or separated. In an effort to protect campers and staff and make sure that Camp Tecumseh is positioned to continue serving campers, families and guests for years to come, we have decided to cancel all summer programming for 2020.
This is a heart-breaking and incredibly difficult decision and was not entered into lightly by our staff and board of directors. We feel it is important to remain consistent with orders, recommendations, and guidance from government officials and healthcare professionals. Due to the many unknowns of this virus, and the trust that so many have put in Camp Tecumseh to provide a safe environment for all, we cannot – in good faith – offer the high quality experience that we promise and you expect.
A Message About Summer from Scott Brosman from Camp Tecumseh on Vimeo.
REFUND AND DONATION OPTIONS
For those of you who have paid some, or all, of your 2020 fees, we are offering four options:
- Donate all paid fees. This helps us continue to operate on a year-round basis and enables our full-time staff to continue working and developing programs for summer, outdoor education, and groups & conferences. You will receive a donation receipt.
- Donate a portion of paid fees, receive refund or 2021 credit for rest. This option helps in the same way as above. You can specify what amount you’d like to donate and what amount you’d like refunded back to your original payment method.
- Carryover all fees to 2021. General registration will open on June 1. See our FAQ for information on priority registration.
- Full refund. Your refund will be paid back to your original payment method.
To access the form to indicate your preference, please visit: www.camptecumseh.org/account and navigate to Forms & Documents>2020 Cancellation Options. We are asking all registered families to complete this form by May 22 to allow us time to begin the process of preparing for 2021 registration.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE AT CAMP
Thank you so much for your continued understanding, patience, and support of Camp Tecumseh through this challenge. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email any of the contacts below. If you would like to speak with someone on the phone, we will have staff available Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time).
Email Contact Information
Registration – email@example.com
Scott Brosman, CEO – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Sieplinga, Associate Executive Director – email@example.com
Matt Radding, Overnight Camp Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Seeger, Day Camp Director – email@example.com
To complete your refund form, click here. Then, navigate to Forms & Documents>2020 Cancellation Options.
Advice from Dr. Case (Purdue University) on how to talk with your child on the loss of camp.