Dear Camp Hardtner Friends and Family,
We are looking forward to this summer with much anticipation.
The reason for this letter is to respond to the genuine concern over COVID-19.
I want to assure you that we are monitoring daily the evolving situation, staying informed of recommendations from the Louisiana Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Camp Association, and other Episcopal camps and conference centers.
This is an evolving situation and there are no changes to our outlook for summer camp at this point.
Currently, Camp Hardtner has a number of systems and practices in place to protect your children. In addition, we have professional healthcare staff onsite throughout each camp session. We are reviewing and updating our communicable disease policies and procedures to reflect the current best practices recommended by public healthcare authorities. The health and safety of our campers, staff, and greater camp community is our top priority.
March 22 is slated to be Camp Sunday at Episcopal churches across Louisiana. Given the suspension of in-person church services in many places, we are figuring out a way for us to celebrate Camp Sunday online—through Facebook Live or similar.
We commit to keeping you updated as new information becomes available. To ensure that you receive direct communication and updates from us we recommend that you enroll for camp. Additionally, we will post updates on our website and social media.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
Prayer for People Critically Ill or Facing Great Uncertainty
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
-Adapted from New Zealand Prayer Book, p. 765