Dear Campers, Families, and Friends of Camp Dixie,
Since March of this year, we have been in the midst of an unprecedented world Pandemic. The impacts of COVID-19 are serious and far reaching and have altered normal life activities around the world. Throughout the early stages of this Pandemic, our response has been guided by our Vision, Mission, and Values and consistently following Federal and State Government and local health organization guidelines to mitigate the risks of this infectious disease. Our primary goal is to protect the safety and wellbeing of our guests and the communities we share because you are so important to us.
We have diligently prayed for our Lord’s guidance, asking for wisdom and discernment as we sought to make decisions regarding going forward with Summer Camp 2020. We have invested ourselves in the research and understanding to seek out the best possible decision. After this intensive process, with great sadness, we presented our recommendation to the Board of Directors to cancel all summer youth camp programs and VBS programs. The Board affirmed that recommendation. In addition it allows faithful STEWARDSHIP efforts by providing the best chance to minimize the financial impacts of COVID-19
We acknowledge and understand that this will bring real sadness and disappointment to each of our guests, campers, and staff. WE truly grieve with you, recognizing the loss of these anticipated faith enriching and community building experiences. As difficult as these cancellations are, we ask you to consider these decisions are made to achieve the sustainable health of guests, campers, volunteers, staff, and Camp Dixie itself.
I will be reaching out to each of you who have registered to arrange a refund. Care for you and your safety is our first priority, but as you can imagine, the financial impact of this decision and the loss of revenue since March is difficult for Camp Dixie. During this time, we continue without any operational revenue, yet remain committed to providing for our ministry team and face ongoing facility and maintenance costs. If you are able, please prayerfully consider making a portion or all of this year’s registration fee or complete summer camp payment a tax deductible donation to assist Camp Dixie at this time. You may also roll over your registration fee or full payment for Summer Camp 2021.
Know that we are praying for each of you as we look forward to Camp Dixie’s 2021 Summer Camp and programs. WE pray that you will also have that same fervor for returning to Camp. May our Lord guide and direct our future gatherings where we will again grow in faith in Jesus Christ, be built up in Christian community and be equipped to be lights for Christ in the World.
Michael R. Stapleton, DCE
Director of Camp Dixie Outdoor Ministry
Camp Dixie’s Mission Statement: Camp Dixie is a place where campers, counselors, and staff members are able to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually, in a positive way by experiencing, reflecting and evaluating in an outdoor-based Christ centered program.
Camp Dixie Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
29711 Josephine Drive
Elberta, Al 36530
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by April 1st and receive $25 off Camper Fee.
MULTIPLE CHILD RATE: First child is full price and $20 off each additional sibling.
8:00 am to Noon