Update: Bishop's Ranch Summer Camp 2020

Posted on May 5, 2020. Updated on May 5, 2020

Dear Friends of the Ranch,

Over the past few months we have been hard at work planning and preparing for a full Summer Camp season at the Ranch. As dynamics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, we continued to plan and hold hope while closely monitoring guidelines and safety protocols. Based on the current information available from the CDC, the Diocese of California, and the Sonoma County Health Officer, the staff and our Board of Directors have come to the very difficult decision to cancel all of our overnight Summer Camp programs through July 2020.

We reached out to our camp families this morning to let them know they have options including:

  • Receiving a full refund of their deposit and any fees paid.
  • Donating a portion or all of their paid fees to the Annual Fund. Summer camp takes year-round planning and year-round care of the Ranch in order to make it successful. We are committed to beginning preparations for a vibrant 2021 Camp experience.
  • Rolling their deposit toward any 2021 Summer Camp.

The traditional camp experience at the Ranch is vital for our young people and families. Our Camp Director and Chaplain, Megan Anderson together with Ivan Thorpe and other volunteer young adult camp leaders, are already working on free-of-charge alternative offerings to keep campers and families connected this summer.

Now, more than ever, the Bishop’s Ranch needs your support. In these uncertain times, the whole staff is prioritizing the stewardship and sustainability of the Ranch during our extended closure. We deeply appreciate your prayers and support. Please consider donating to the Annual fund as you are able.

Lastly, please do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Faithfully,
The Bishop’s Ranch Team