For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Last night our staff and student council president and vice-president met to discuss Pinecrest 2020. We love our campers and always want to do our best to keep you healthy.
Given the current restrictions and guidelines, we do not feel equipped to do that during this pandemic. And so, the decision has been made that we will not meet in person this summer for camp.
This is not a decision we make lightly. The feelings you are having of disappointment, sadness, frustration, perhaps anger, are shared by us as well. You are not alone.
As hard as this moment is, we know we are defined by more than this loss.
We know that we serve a God who is greater than this moment in time.
We know that our community, at its best, can face any challenge that comes our way.
We know that there are some Spirit-driven holy moments yet to come.
Our staff and student leadership are gathering (online) to plan a virtual camp experience, coming together even when we are far from one another. We know this is not the same, but we also have great hopes for what this summer’s session could bring.
Please reach out to staff as you are processing this news. We might not have answers to your questions, but we are here to support you.
Know that God loves you and so do we.