Dear camping parents;

On May 19, the Ontario Government announced that there would be no overnight summer camping in Ontario this year.  As a result, Camp Simpresca will not be offering any camps for your children to attend.

If you have already registered your child to attend a camp session, we will be issuing refunds of the amount you have paid in full, forgoing any minimum cancellation fee.  These refunds will be processed over the next few weeks.

If you were thinking about registering your child for a camp session this summer, please do not enter any further registrations into our online registration site.

To all of you, we are truly sorry we cannot provide camping for your children this summer.  We will hopefully be back in full operation by next summer, assuming the COVID-19 challenges have been met, or there are reasonable mitigations available to ensure a safe and healthy camp experience for all.  Please come back to our site next year and register your children for a fun-filled stay at Camp Simpresca with all of its activities and fellowship.

In closing, we would like to make this one appeal to you all.  If you have received a refund, or if you just want to help us get through this difficult time, please consider whether you could take some of your refund and make a donation to Camp SImpresca.  Even with the camp closed this year, there are still base costs such as insurance and taxes.  With no source of revenue, this is going to be a very challenging year for the camp to get through, and any amount would help us to weather this closure.  Donations can be made to camp by mail to the Registrar, or through Canada Helps.  Receipts for tax purposes will be issued.

Thanks for your interest in Camp Simpresca.  Hopefully you will have a safe and healthy summer.

Regards

The Camp Simpresca Board of Directors