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Letter From Camp Director

Dear Grier Summer Camp Community, 

It is with love and sadness in our hearts and safety and wisdom on our minds that I announce that Grier Summer will not be offering a 2020 camp season.

While we had hoped to be able to put together a shortened and enjoyable camp experience in July - local, state and national guidelines have led us to conclude that this is unwise. While we were prepared to make many adjustments and changes in order to make a camp season happen as it has for 45 consecutive years, the reality of COVID19 is that there are still too many safety concerns for us all to be together this year.
Part of what makes Grier Summer so special is the intimacy of our community, the closeness of our small groups, and the diversity of our campers and staff. To hold camp feels irresponsible, when so many still cannot travel, when group sizes are still limited, when sharing, creating, and collaborating - fundamental elements of the camp experience- are still risky. We treasure our campers, our camp families, and our staff too much to put them in harm’s way. While this decision likely sparks disappointment and sadness amongst many, we also hope you will understand.

For families who have sent payments, we will be automatically crediting these funds to a 2021 camp stay. When registration for 2021 opens up in the fall, we will need to hear from you about which session your daughter would like to attend so that we can apply the credit on your account appropriately and save her spot. For families that prefer a refund of the 2020 camp fees previously paid, please contact us directly via email at griersummer@grier.org so that we can arrange this process through the Grier School Business Office. 

While we will not be seeing you this summer, it is our sincerest hope that the circumstances that keep us apart this year will be resolved enough for us to reunite in 2021. We will have a lot of catching up to do by then and I am already looking forward to it. Please hug your camper for me.

To all my Grier Summer campers, please remember ... Thunder, Thunder - ation, we are Grier Camp Association, when we work with determination, we create a SENSATION!

Warmest regards,

Jennifer Pepperman, Director
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