As we head towards the summer, plans are well underway for the best possible programs for our camp ministries. As we move closer to the open season, we have had to adapt our program ideas and activities to the regulations put before us, and there may still be changes to come. However, our heart is still to bring something that is fun, heart-lifting and spiritually growing to our ECM kids and families, no matter what the restrictions may be.
Heroes On The Move Day Camp: After careful consideration of many factors, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel all day camp programs for the 2021 season. We are so sorry we will not see our campers for yet another summer. We know that 2022 will come and a Day Camp adventure will return. There are new and exciting sports camp and arts programs ready to roll out. With hope we look forward to a summer where children’s voices echo through the pines once more.
Family Camp: Our regular Family Camp program will not be running this summer. However, we hope to find ways to connect as a camp community through the summer, within COVID guidelines.
Campsite & Accommodation Rentals: Our hope and plan is to have campsites, cabins and lodge rooms available to rent this summer. Visit our Accommodations Page for more info and contact the Stayner office to reserve your spot.
Seasonal Trailers & Cottages: If you have a second residence including privately owned trailers and cottages on seasonal sites, you may now stay at that residence. However, due to the stay-at-home order, there are specific guidelines the government has put in place:
- You must have a pre-existing, up-to-date seasonal contract in place. This means if you have not turned in your signed agreement or renewal yet, you must do so before we can allow you to stay on the grounds. Public health has informed us that they will be randomly checking on campgrounds and similar facilities.
- Your place of residence must be fully and completely self-sustaining. This includes sewage/septic or an on-site dumping station, which we have here at Stayner Camp.
- If you choose to come to your trailer or cottage, you can stay for up to 24 hours to visit, open, clean, or do repairs on your property. If you plan to stay more than 24 hours you must stay for at least 14 days. We cannot monitor everyone’s coming and going so we ask and trust that you will respect and follow these rules put in place by the government on this matter.
- Camp buildings will remain closed. Our public buildings, including washrooms, library, and gym remain locked.
We appreciate your patience as we journey through all the unknowns.