May 8, 2020
To All Sonshine Cove Campers, Staff and Families,
We have been monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and how it impacts on our Respite Program and Summer Camp at Sonshine Cove. We have carefully reviewed all possible options to operate under the current conditions. We have determined that we are unable to operate or even modify our current program in a way that would ensure all of our campers and staff could be protected from possible exposure to Covid 19. It is with regret that the Board of Directors has recommended we cancel all respite and camp programs until the end of August 2020. We had hoped things would improve and we would be able to run some of our summer camps. However, the risks remain too high and we have no choice to cancel our summer camp program for 2020. With the camp setting of communal living it would be impossible to keep everyone safe.
We are committed to providing this valued camp and respite program as soon as it is safe to do so. As soon as a way clear can be seen it will immediately resume. We know how disappointing this is for our campers and their families but remain hopeful that when the Covid-19 situation improves we can plan additional week and weekend dates when we resume.
Your input and suggestions are welcomed. For additional information and updates, please consult our COVID-19 Response page.
Sonshine Community Ministries
613-834-8187 ext 222