We have just been informed that Camp Powhatan has made the responsible decision to close due to COVID-19 and not offer summer camp for 2020. As you can imagine, with 800-1000 scouts and adults in camp each week, it would be a difficult task to control proper sanitary and hygiene measures in a large camp, let alone conducting medical exams for each person arriving at camp as well. We are sorry if scouts are disappointed but we are in agreement with the camp that this is the best course of action for the health and safety of all.
The troop will be applying for a full refund of fees paid. We ask that you be patient with us while we do so. Once we receive the refund from the camp, we will issue refunds to scouts accordingly.
If you used fundraising proceeds towards camp (camp cards, Matthews Alive, etc) then that credit will go back on the books to the scout.
We hope that scouts are staying engaged and interested in scouting during our long hiatus. Adult leadership of the troop will be meeting soon to discuss perhaps a summer event for scouts if current restrictions permit. Once a plan is in place, we will communicate that with you.
If you have any questions regarding summer camp cancellation, please contact Cindy Schnall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and stay safe.