Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
April 16, 2020
We continue to think of you and pray for you during these challenging days. Whatever your circumstances, may you know God’s presence and peace.
What’s happening now
At Covenant Harbor, we keep our eyes, hearts and minds fixed on our Christ-centered mission, even as we adjust to change. Under the guidance of the CDC and local and state officials, staff are working remotely and we are fulfilling only essential tasks on site.
Our office remains open and we continue to monitor our grounds and facilities. We continue moving forward with construction on our “Kishwauketoe Village Transformation.”
Stay-at-home orders for us and for the guests we serve have propelled us into a season of unexpected inactivity. Covenant Harbor has not had any guests on our grounds since March 13. That means a loss of income and financial stress. As a result, we have taken significant cost-saving measures.
Our aim is to make wise decisions about our present situation, this coming summer and our ministry into the fall, next year and beyond. Covenant Harbor has been here since 1947, drawing people into Christian community and the presence of Christ. We believe God is calling us to continue to steward this ministry for decades yet to come. We covet your prayers and understanding as we navigate this demanding, new territory with a long-term vision in mind.
We cannot know how the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to unfold, yet we continue to pray and plan for some version of summer ministry. Flexible plans include scenarios that span a range of possibilities – all generated in faith that campers might be present on our grounds this summer. Along with our board and sister camp, Covenant Point, we are aiming to make decisions about what summer will look like by the end of April or early May. As with all of life right now, we expect the situation to continue to change. We will change and adapt with it, and will communicate as soon as we have information to share.
The impact and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched so many, so deeply. We understand that hardship and loss may require you to change your summer plans and current camp registration(s). Please reach out to us with questions about your personal circumstances. We want to work with you and provide help where we can. As you consider options that might work for your family, remember that summer program discounts and scholarship support are available. If programs change or you need to cancel, we are happy to talk with you about donating, transferring or requesting a refund of fees.
We are also happy to talk with you about bringing a group to camp later this year.
Whatever the summer looks like, know that we are committed to operating under the guidelines from the CDC and local and state officials. What’s more, we are committed to upholding the high level of safety camper families expect of us and we hold ourselves to.
Please continue to visit our website to stay updated, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for life-giving, daily doses of camp scenes, Scripture and staff encouragement. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. You can call our office at (262) 248-3600 or email, email@example.com. Thanks for praying for us. We are praying for you. Together, we are a community of faith – faith in God who has promised to be with us in all things.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 15:13).