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Update to YMCA Wanakita Campers and Families
May 14, 2020

Dear YMCA Wanakita Camper…

I hope this letter finds you and your families well, safe and healthy. And I hope that among the challenges that the current pandemic situation has brought, that you've also found opportunities to embrace an old hobby, build a new skill and connect with others in different ways as we all practice physical distancing. It is these connections to our self and others that are so vital to our overall well-being.

We know Wanakita is an important place for you to build these connections. We've received many questions about whether summer programs will be impacted by government and public health direction, physical distancing measures and more.

Our number one priority in delivering camp programs has always been the health, safety and protection of our campers, staff and volunteers and COVID-19 has raised many questions and uncertainties about how to deliver programs safely this summer in a camp environment.

I'm saddened to share that we've made the difficult decision to cancel all YMCA Wanakita programs for Summer 2020.

This will be the first summer ever in our 67 year history that Wanakita and Koshlong Lake will not come alive with campers. We know this news will be hard for many of you, your children and families, who live for their Wanakita summer. We feel it too.

However, we will not operate camp programs if we cannot be confident that we can ensure the health of our campers and staff.

We know camp can be a significant investment for families each year and to that end, we'd like to provide you with some options for your fees paid to date. You can read more about each option at the link below. The simplest thing we can do to get you ready for our 2021 season is to carry your fees forward as a credit so that all you need to do is finalize your 2021 registration. Should you choose to carry your fees forward, you will receive Priority Registration between June 8 - July 8, 2020.

It's with our heartfelt thanks for your understanding and patience as we've worked through this situation. We know it's not the outcome anyone hoped but it is the reality that we are living in at this time. We cannot wait to see you again on the shores of Koshlong. Be well.

Yours in camping,

Andy Gruppe
General Manager, YMCA Wanakita

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A deposit of approximately 15% are due upon registering. These deposits are non-refundable. In order to receive a refund of fees paid (less the 15% non-refundable deposit), cancellation requests must be made by APRIL 30, 2021 . In the case of Year-Round programs, a refund request must be made within two weeks of the program start date. Refunds will not be given after these time frames unless for exceptional reasons (medical, or emergency family situation). All refund requests must be made in writing.