Latest Update from Forrestel- COVID-19
Friday, May 1st 2020
By now you may have heard the news that we have made the very difficult decision to close our doors for the summer of 2020. We made this announcement yesterday and have communicated with current camp families and staff before making this public via our website.
There are several reasons for arriving at this outcome, the Covid-19 virus being one of them. This pandemic is challenging for all camps…please keep them in your prayers. While it’s nearly inconceivable to consider a summer without camp, we need to do just that. Although Forrestel has been able to provide wonderful camp experiences for the past 40 years, it has been challenging to envision what this would be under the “new normal” of Covid-19 and the many unknowns that come to light every single day.
We are hopeful for the good that will come from the many challenges the world faces together during this unprecedented time. We recognize that many of you will be disappointed; please know that it is hard for us as well.
As we have communicated the news, we’ve received incredible support from parents, alumnae, and community members, and we have been reminded of just how important and transformative Forrestel has been for so many people. We are so thankful for these positive and powerful messages!
We look forward to staying in touch and wish you well!