Hello dedicated Wannakumbac patrons.
Due to several factors we’ve come to the conclusion that we cannot run our Day Camp or online programs as planned, and so we’ve made the heartbreaking decision to cancel. Anyone who had registered will be reimbursed all of their camp fees.
During staff training we’ve realized that we can’t run our program safely without sacrificing the quality we expect to deliver. We had created a full COVID-19 plan, but in order to uphold the highest safety standards during this time it creates other complications with the delivery of our camp program. So in the interest of safety our Board of Directors and Management have made the call that holding camp sessions in 2020 is no longer a responsible decision.
When will I get my fees back?
Your refund has already been processed, but it may take an additional 5-10 days to show up on your account. It was refunded to the credit card that was used at the time of booking.
Are you still running a campground? / What about the campsite I booked? / Are you doing anything this summer?
We’re still running as a campground through July and August as it’s proven to be a low-risk way for our business to operate during the summer. Our summer director is going to stay on as a campground staff member and is planning to offer some free camp-style activities such as campfire singalongs, archery, and a few others. If you’d like to book or keep your reservation or cancel an existing one we would be happy to do that for you.
What about your donation drive?
The purpose of our donation drive was to ensure the future stability of camp. Although we intended to use a small part of the funds towards feeding our counsellors, most of the fundraising dollars will go towards regular maintenance as well as paying our bills through the rest of the year until we can hopefully hold camp in 2021. At this point the future of our fall rental season is still up in the air, which is where the next source of revenue for our business will potentially come from. Rest assured the money raised from our fundraising drive is still necessary to help us survive this tumultuous year. Any “extra” funds will be used for much needed upgrades to our ageing cabins (we’re highly considering making upgrades to our Staff cabin so that money raised will still be used to benefit our staff!)
That’s too bad, my camper will be too old next year.
We are going to increase our teen camp age limit to 16 next year to give older campers another chance!
We are very sorry to have to deliver this news to you. This situation has changed so much so fast and we’re doing our best to make informed choices. Our hearts ache thinking about the parents and campers who were looking forward to a bright spot in an otherwise difficult year.
Thank you for your commitment to our camp, we hope to see you in 2021. If you have any further questions please contact the camp office.