We're welcoming back campers!

Summer 2021 Updates

We're welcoming back campers this summer!

Dear Friends,

We are so grateful to once again be opening our gates to campers!  Although camp will look a bit different this summer in order for us to comply with current guidelines, you can expect your child to experience an environment that honors God, engages Christian Science in ways that are joyful and authentic, and is full of friendship and wholesome activity.

Metaphysical Theme: You are invited to join us in working with CedarS 2021 metaphysical theme of “grace.” The line from Mary Baker Eddy’s spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer, “Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections” is inspiring our summer preparations. (Science and Health 17:5) Instead of seeing youth as coming to camp depleted from a difficult year, we see each camper and counselor as already “filled up full” and complete. Our staff will be actively witnessing the ways that divine Love has already supplied each camper with companionship, ability, resilience, perseverance, gratitude, grace, and joy.

Prayer Watch: All are invited to join us in our summer prayer watch.  This is a practice we began several decades ago, and it vitally supports the harmony and safety of camp and the spiritual growth of all who participate. We will be sharing more details as summer nears.

2021 Guidelines and Updates:  CedarS is preparing to meet all local regulations and to work closely with the American Camp Association (ACA) and CDC guidelines as we strive to follow the Golden Rule and be good neighbors.  We’re updating facilities, limiting capacities, modifying programs, giving our staff extra training on how to follow protocols and approach them from a metaphysical standpoint, and praying for “grace to go forward.” (Christian Science Hymnal, no. 278)  The guidelines are being updated regularly, and we are adjusting accordingly.  All campers, staff, and adult helpers are asked to come prepared to follow whatever screening, masking, distancing, cohorting, cleaning, and other guidelines are in place at the time of arrival.

Every Good Gift:  We will be welcoming campers from many states, as well as a few international campers who will travel to the US and quarantine before coming to camp. Fundamentally, we are committed to regarding each camper and staff as a precious gift from God who brings only good.  As the Bible promises, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:16, 17)

All campers, staff, and adult helpers are being sent a 2021 Handbook with pre-arrival and additional 2021 guidelines.  If you are considering CedarS this summer and would like more information on our 2021 protocols, please email office@cedarscamps.org.

Looking forward to the best summer yet!

Holly

Holly Huff Bruland, Executive Director

American Camp Association

MAIN OFFICE
(November - May)
410 Sovereign Court #8
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 394-6162

CAMP OFFICE
(Memorial Day Weekend - October)
19772 Sugar Dr.
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-6699

Welcome back, campers! Spaces are still available.

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