Camp 2020 Starts
Important COVID-19 Message
Hello valued members, volunteers, and campers,
First, I would like to thank you all for your incredible hard work and support that has continued to make Camp Gitchigomee what it is. In our 75th Anniversary year, it has been incredible to look back on the many ways God has moved in us to shape the Camp Gitchigomee community over the years, and you are the heart of this community.
Unfortunately, due to the current global COVID-19 crisis, that community is going to have to look a little different this year. The Board of Directors are currently engaged in email discussions on how this will impact Camp Gitchigomee this year. We have had to cancel all previously scheduled upcoming events including:
· The Annual General Meeting
· Camp Auxiliary Bake Sale
· Log Painting
· The Two-Bit Auction Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who has contributed with planning, donating, and making yourselves available to help out at these events. It is our hope that these events can be postponed and run at later dates. The Board will continue to discuss the situation as it develops and provide updates as plans are made or things change. At this time, the Board feels it is best not to open up camper registration for this summer season until the end of April, at which point we are hoping for some clarity on the situation ahead and time to better prepare and make decisions.
In uncertain times it is important that we continue to reach out and support each other and find a way to connect, even if that is at a distance. We will continue to post memories from the past 75 years of camp to our Facebook and Instagram pages, please send in any photos or stories you wish to share, share our posts and comment to reach out to each other. For those seeking community at this time the Diocese of Algoma has provided a list of congregations putting worship services online, as well as prayer resources you can use during these challenging times, please see the links below:
Thank you all again for the continued support of the Camp Gitchigomee mission. In our current situation, we are amazed and inspired by the strength and love in our camp family. Thank you also for working with us to keep our communities safe and healthy through physical distancing. We will continue to pray for healing and the ability to come together in physical community again soon.
– Camp Gitchigomee Board of Directors
Camp Gitchigomee is a Christian, not-for profit summer camp located at the east end of Sandstone Lake, about a 75 minute drive southwest of Thunder Bay.
Camp Gitchigomee was established in 1945 by the Thunder Bay Deanery Anglican churches, and became a not-for profit corporation in 2007.
It continues to be administered, maintained and supported by volunteers and local Anglican parishes.
REGISTRATION (ALL AGES)
Registration is currently closed – Stay tuned for 2020 Registration
Camp: Sandstone Lake
Mailing Address: PO Box 29018
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6P9
Call Us Today:
(807) 622-0020 (Voicemail)