What is the new normal?
For almost two years, Drift Creek Camp has been partnering with you and the rest of the world in the global effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. Like most organizations, we, too, ceased operations for more than a year during this historic pandemic. While the closure was a painful economic blow, abiding by social distancing protocols was an act of love for the most vulnerable among us. We did this for each other! It was an opportunity to truly take care of our neighbors! However, it also meant that DCC was unable to host rental groups or programs. As a non-profit, we are dependent upon that revenue to cover operating costs. Like all of you, we found the pandemic to be an unnerving time of great uncertainty. However, it was also a time that people have come together in new ways.
The future still feels pretty uncertain. There are still many unknowns, but we are inching forward, proceeding with cautious baby steps. Summer Camp 2021 fell in the “window” of being able to operate with plenty of outdoor activities, limited capacity, masks and social distancing. While we are not yet back to “normal” operations, we are abiding by OHA guidelines. Masks are required and we are asking that guests be vaccinated. We are looking forward to filling the seats with campers on a regular basis! Let’s practice grace and patience with one another as we learn to navigate and define the new normal.
We are so grateful for the generous support that has come through during these last challenging years. Although we lost more than a year of revenue, Drift Creek’s doors are open, we hope to see you walk through them!
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