In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations and guidelines that have been issued by Alberta Health Services, Camp Caroline is now closed to the public until further notice.
As you know, after the province declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak we temporarily closed camp in March. Since closing we have monitored the status of this emergency and have complied with the province’s restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
Praying that we would be able to reopen in time for summer we have also been working hard to be ready to welcome you and your family back to camp.
Following the announcement of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy we took the month of May to review a number of approved guidelines
for reopening similar businesses to determine whether we could safely run overnight camps. As we have reviewed these guidelines we have been concerned. The health and safety of our campers, counselors, and guests is always of highest priority to us.
We have also been collaborating with other camps and corresponding with the provincial government to determine what guidelines might be required for reopening overnight camps and when camps will be permitted to reopen. At this time the operation of overnight camps continues to be prohibited and a date for reopening has not been set. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we have cancelled overnight camps for this summer.
While we are walking together through these uncertain times, we remember that we serve a faithful God. As such, we commit to doing our best to make wise decisions not out of fear, but out of our trust in the Lord. Please know that as we make changes at Camp Caroline to align ourselves with the recommendations of our governing authorities, we regret the opportunity lost to serve, to gather with, and to care for you in the ways to which we are accustomed. We very much look forward to the next opportunity to do so and want to thank you for your continued support and care as we navigate these changes!
For more information, please refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions. Like you, we are watching daily for new information and in many ways taking things one step at a time. We will do our best to provide any new updates and information as it becomes available.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
“May the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)