HIGH HILL COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 18, 2020 (Most Recent Changes Made 4/1/20)
The health and safety of everyone who comes on to our campus is very important to us.  We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are making decisions based on the most up-to-date information available to us.  Please be gracious with us as we navigate these circumstances that are new to all of us.  We are making every effort to ensure the safety of our guests – including, but not limited to, assessing and reassessing our policies and protocols. We want you to be aware that we are facing these trying times from a position of faith, not fear as we are confident that God is in control.

We would like to share with you what High Hill is currently doing about the COVID-19 situation as it relates to our summer programming. Click on any topic below for detailed information.


Be Safe and God Bless!
The Staff & Leadership of High Hill Christian Camp
SHIFTING all Early Bird dates to May 1st
Currently, High Hill’s summer camp schedule has not changed at all.  At this time, we are praying that the virus will die down before camp season begins. We are still planning summer camp as scheduled, but our Early Bird deadline for our June camps will be moved to the same deadline as our July camps (May 1st).  Hopefully this will give you and your family time to assess the current situation and be able to reserve your camper’s registration at a discounted rate.
ALLOWING deposits to be transferred
As of right now, summer camp deposits remain nonrefundable, but transferable. If at any time after you have registered your camper you feel uncertain about sending them to camp this summer, we have a few options for you.

We can:
(A) issue a refund up to the deposit amount and transfer your deposit to another camper or to next summer
(B) transfer some or all of the amount paid to another session this summer OR next summer
(C) donate some of or all payments you’ve made to our operating budget so that we can continue to minister to future campers.

(Although we will offer a refund of your missions giving or scholarship donation, we would encourage you to keep those donations in place as they are still beneficial to our missionary and to future campers.)

Because of the fluid nature of the situation our community and country are in, we understand if your concern over the safety of sending your child to camp wavers; however, we would encourage those already registered to take a “wait and see” approach and let us get closer to camp before canceling or transferring your camper’s registration.  Additionally, we have discussed a few courses of action should this situation overflow into the summer months.  One such solution would be to possibly reschedule some of our early camps to later dates if necessary.  We will do everything we can before canceling any camp sessions (see next section).

RESCHEDULING sessions if necessary
We are doing everything we can to not cancel any sessions this summer. We sincerely hope it doesn’t come to that! But if we need to, we have some dates available that we could possibly shift some of our earlier June camps to. We are speaking with our deans in order to have this contingency plan in place. We will make the decision to reschedule any camps on or around May 1st. If camps are rescheduled, we will re-evaluate on June 1st if we need to cancel any sessions.

If your camper’s session is rescheduled, we will let you know, and you will have the options listed in the section above. If the new dates don’t work for your new camper, we encourage you to shift your deposit to next summer.

If High Hill has to cancel any sessions completely, a full refund of any amounts paid will be refundable (including deposits) or you can use the options A, B, or C listed in the section above.

ADDING hand sanitizing stations
Our current protocol is to clean and disinfect our buildings before and after each group or camp we host on our campus.  We have recently been able to purchase new commercial grade sanitizer/disinfectant that can be sprayed on all surfaces, and we plan to begin using that between every group that uses our facilities. Additionally, we have wall mounted hand sanitizer dispensers on hand and will begin installing those around campus, hand soap is available next to every sink on campus, and cleaning supplies are located in each of our buildings for use as needed.
ASKING for support
We take our responsibility to you and your camper very seriously.  We will make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing local and national conditions.  Please continue to pray for our country, our churches, and our camp ministry here at High Hill.  We hope to continue the ministry of Christian camping for many years to come, and we are unwavering in our belief of the unique effectiveness of this ministry.  That said, we, like everyone else, are concerned about the financial ramifications of this pandemic. If you are able and would like to help us out during this difficult season, you can give online https://give.cornerstone.cc/highhillcamp. Your financial gifts will help ease the burden of anticipated loss of income due to canceled retreats and lack of summer camp registrations, or you can contact Lori at office@highhillcamp.org to find other ways to partner with us.
CONTINUING with We Believe Projects
Our WE BELIEVE campaign is continuing as planned at this time, and we intend to see it through even if we have to “hit pause” for a little while.  We would covet your prayers and support in this endeavor as we continuously strive to do God’s will and make His camp the most effective as possible so that more than ever can be impacted by Him.
TRUSTING God in all things
We are grateful for your ongoing support for the ministry of High Hill, and we continue to trust God for all things. We are leaning into Him in this difficult time of things that we cannot control, and we encourage you to do the same.  Do your best to bless those around you in this difficult time in whatever way you possibly can.  God’s word reminds us in Philippians 4:6 to “not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Please join us in petitioning our heavenly father to be present in all these circumstances – and join us in thanking Him for His provision.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our director, John Hancock at director@highhillcamp.org.

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