A letter from Ron:
Greetings from Camp,
After much prayer and consideration, it is with sadness that I share with you that we have decided to postpone the beginning of camp. Because of this, we are no longer offering our two, four, six or eight week sessions, or Starter Camp, and campers are no longer enrolled for any 2020 sessions. However, we are actively pursuing the possibility of hosting abbreviated camp experiences this summer, and we will let you know how to register for these if we are able to move forward. Additionally, we are not canceling our Family Camp, Mother & Daughter and Father & Son Camps at this time. In fact, these weekend camp registrations are still open!
We are waiting on the announcements of local and state government to determine how we are allowed to operate. We still hope that we will be able to offer a camp experience later in the summer for as many campers as possible, whether it be one-week sessions or additional Family Camps. We are planning the details of these different options and we will let you know more, most likely, during the first half of June. We are still committed to our mission and the Camp experience and want to be ready to offer something we are proud of if we are given the opportunity.
We encourage you to see what unfolds with our summer plans before seeking a refund.
If you need a refund now, we are giving you refund options for any payments you have made to camp. Just go into your account at ridgecrest.campintouch.com, and click on the Forms and Documents link, and you will find the refund link there.
Please make sure you fill out a refund form for each child!
For your refund options, you will find two choices:1. If you would like for us to hold your payments and apply them to next summer, we can offer you next summer’s tuition at the 2020 tuition rate. You will have to re-enroll when we open the registration process for 2021.
2. You can ask for a full refund of all your payments.
Again, if you are interested in the possibility of attending later in the summer, you can hold off for now, and these refund options will still be open to you when a decision is made regarding our summer plans. If you need to go ahead and choose a refund option, we certainly understand.
We are thankful for all the prayers and support we have received from our camp families during these difficult times. Please know that we are praying for each of you as well, and hope that we will see everyone this summer!
Ridgecrest Summer Camps
Questions you may have:
What about payment and forms?
We are not accepting any more payments until further notice. Once we have determined our summer plans, we will let you know when all forms (including the skills form) and payments will be due.
Will I have to re-register if you offer new, shortened sessions this summer?
Yes. Because we are not longer offering our traditional session options, all campers will need to re-register for the shortened sessions once they are made available.
How will we register for the new 2020 sessions?
Registration details and the easiest way to secure your spot will be announced before the registration process begins. We are not starting registration or waiting lists at this time.
What about tuition for shortened 2020 sessions?
New tuition rates will be published at the same time as the new dates.
Is it possible these new sessions won't be able to take place?
Yes, that’s possible. We must consider state and local government guidelines, guidance from the CDC and other health experts, and what is best for Ridgecrest Camps and our families. However, please know we are exploring everything we can to provide a safe and impactful experience at camp this summer.
Will there be additional health and safety measures in place if Camp opens this summer?
We have always been proactive and well above what is recommended by the American Camp Association, the CDC and our local health department, and we will continue to exceed expectations in regards to the health and safety of our campers. For this summer, we are developing and updating new protocols relating to our medical team and our Infirmary, how we clean and disinfect the property and our equipment, and our food service operations to name a few. In short, yes, a great deal of time and effort is being devoted to how to best keep our campers and our staff safe and healthy, should we be permitted to open this summer.
Is there any way my child can experience camp right now, from home?
While there's no substitute for the real thing, there are some ways you can experience camp from home. The first way would be through social media, specifically our Facebook and Instagram pages. We have also put together a free resource of camp-themed coloring pictures and games. You can access this resource here: