As August closed, we said good bye to an old friend in Widrick Lodge and prepared to break ground on a brand-new kitchen and dining hall, a project that was more than a few years in the making. 2020 was poised to be an epic year and our team was beyond excited.
Today we are announcing that our 75th Camping Season at Oswegatchie will be cancelled due to the continued health crisis posed by COVID 19. This is an extraordinarily challenging time; unlike anything we have ever experienced.
If you have registered and paid for camp, we will offer several options detailed below. Please continue to stay connected with Oswegatchie on our Facebook page. We hope that if conditions allow, we may be able to release other opportunities at Oswegatchie this summer.
Oswegatchie is preparing to experience significant hardships in addition to those already realized. Second only to everyone’s health and safety, we must continue to fund our overhead so that camp is fully ready to serve children and families in the future. However, we recognize families across the nation are also bracing for their own challenges.
If you had may a Deposit or Payment for 2020, your options are:
- Kindly donate funds already paid. Please call our office to discuss how you can receive a tax receipt for your generous gift. Thank you!
- Spend credit in our Online Store. Contact us to set up gift card.
- Hold the credit in your account for the 2021 camping season.
- Or receive a full refund for the amount paid.
We are releasing a virtual program called “Camp in a Box”. This experience will connect with those that miss Long Pond, nightly campfires, songs in the dining hall, and as many of the camp experiences possible. You can subscribe for one, two, or three-monthly boxes, that will contain camp apparel, camp activities, camp kitchen recipes, and invitation only Zoom sessions with some of your favorite camp staff. Plus, a variety of other surprises
As a donor to Oswegatchie, how can I help?
We are beyond grateful to the members of our community – our alumni, guests, camper families, volunteers, and staff – who have recognized the challenges crises like this can pose to a human services organization regardless of their own hardships that they may be facing. For those that are able and interested, please make a gift here. THANK YOU for your support of children and families during these uncertain times.
What won’t change, though, is our commitment to your camper.
The Oswegatchie Team