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Coronavirus Update - May 19, 2020
Hello from Trout Creek Bible Camp!
First off, we want to thank all of our campers, parents, and friends of TCBC for your patience and support. We are working hard to create a plan for summer camp this year. We are deeply grateful for everyone’s positivity and flexibility!
Over the past few weeks, the situation has been changing almost daily. At one point we had permission and guidance from the state authorities for running overnight camps this summer, only for that position to be reversed in recent days. We are currently working with other camps and government leaders to appeal Governor Brown’s decision to ban all overnight camps. We’re asking for just a little more patience as we work to get a plan in place.
1. As always, the safety of our campers and staff is a top priority for us. We believe that with the guidance we’ve received from the Centers for Disease Control (see PDF here) and the Oregon Health Authority we would be able to run a safe and healthy overnight camp program. This is our first hope for summer camp this year.
2. Should the ban on overnight camp remain in place, we will consider the possibility of offering day camps, moving forward as expediently as possible to put this new programming in place.
3. We are aware that many families are trying to make summer plans and we are working to finalize Trout Creek’s summer plans as quickly as possible.
4. To that end, we are asking parents of registered and potential campers to respond to a brief 3-question survey at the bottom of this statement. This will help us make a timely and informed decision.
Again, we want to thank you for your patience and support. We invite everyone to pray fervently and hopefully with us that God will provide a way for many kids to spend a safe and meaningful week at TCBC this summer!
As always, if you need to make changes to your registration, please call our office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
We are so thankful for the Lord’s continued provision and we look forward to serving many kids this summer!
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Coronavirus Update - May 5, 2020
In recent days we have received inquiries about the status of summer camp is the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear you! At this point in time we are planning to run our summer camp program. We also realize there are still unknowns as we wait for further direction from the governing authorities. We are involved in a consortium of summer camp professionals that are working with the Oregon Governor’s office for the formation of the “Summer Camp Guidance During the COVID-19 Emergency” plan.
One of our highest priorities is your child’s health and safety. In light of this, we are reviewing our health and safety practices along with the recommendations of health authorities.
We are absolutely convinced that the Lord is in complete control no matter what happens. That’s one of the reasons we are focusing on hope and trusting in Him. If it should happen that we are forced to cancel, we would be very disappointed along with you! But to say again, we are moving forward with plans for summer camp and waiting on the Lord for His timing.
Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we work through this time together. We remain hopeful that we will open soon and ministry will happen this summer!
We invite you to stay connected for further updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.
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Coronavirus Update - March 20, 2020
To date at Trout Creek Bible Camp, there have been no known cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
However, out of an abundance of caution and in order to follow Federal, State, and local guidelines we have chosen to cancel all retreats taking place at camp through the end of April 2020.
We will continue to track the latest information and recommendations from the Federal, State, and local authorities regarding this pandemic and will continue to use best practices to reduce the impact of this virus and communicate any potential impacts to our guests and staff.
So, in an abundance of caution and a desire to follow Federal, State, and local recommendations, we have decided to cancel all retreats and guest groups through April 2020.
As we write this, it is a beautiful day at Trout Creek Bible Camp and we are reminded of God’s unfailing goodness to us. Preparations are being made for continued online ministry this spring, in person ministry later this spring, and we are looking forward to an amazing summer of ministry to come. We are excited to see how God may use this summer’s theme of Throwback: Remember the Roots to transform lives.
The Bible says in Philippians to “do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving to make your request to God.” So we are taking that to heart, praying and trusting in the Lord. We invite you to join us and all believers across the world in turning to the Lord in prayer during this time.
It is truly comforting to know during this time that we can trust the Lord in all things.
Trout Creek Bible Camp is committed to the health and safety of all our guests and staff. Please know that our team is taking this seriously and we are monitoring this situation closely.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.
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A Word about the Coronavirus - March 13, 2020
Trout Creek Bible Camp is very engaged in tracking news and information regarding the Coronavirus and responding appropriately. We are alert and sensitive to the prompting of health officials and we are focused on doing everything we can to protect our staff, our guests, and the children and youth we serve. Our objective, as always, is to provide a safe environment for all.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates. Our prayer is that this virus will pass as quickly as possible with minimal impact to the health of individuals and communities. We believe the Lord is in full control and are trusting in His leading. Please be praying with us for the Lord’s protection and provision for the health and safety of our families and communities.
Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”