Summer 2020 Update – COVID-19

Dear Camp Riverwood Community,

We would like to start off by thanking you for your continued patience and support during this difficult and unprecedented time. We know that many children look forward to camp all year long and are asking daily when and if they will be going to Riverwood this summer. Based on the nature of our camp program and the capabilities of our onsite and offsite facilities, it is with a heavy heart that we reach out to you today to let you know that Camp Riverwood at Petticoat Creek will not be running this summer. It would just not be possible to operate in person due to the health risks associated with the spread of COVID-19. What seemed unimaginable only a few weeks ago, is sadly now a reality.

As industry leaders, educators and parents, we are simply unable to confidently ensure that we will be able to safely and responsibly deliver the high quality program we have committed ourselves to and have promised to your children. We are devastated to deliver this news knowing how important camp is to so many children and families, particularly this summer.

For 13 consecutive seasons, Riverwood has been a magical summer place for thousands of campers and staff. We cannot imagine a summer without camp. Riverwood is not only a place of fun and friendship, but an opportunity to grow and achieve on so many levels. This experience that we love to provide will be deeply missed by all our campers, staff, parents, and the Director Team.

Even though we will not be physically together at camp in 2020, we will be providing virtual and offsite experiences that will ensure your children remain connected to Riverwood throughout the summer. We will be sending out more information about these programs shortly. We know that nothing can replace the energy of a Riverwood morning assembly, the overwhelming excitement as our campers experience new activities during Optional Specialty Programs or creating a forever memory with our camp friends, but we will endeavour to recreate the spirit of camp. Please stay tuned for details.

We would like to thank everyone that has reached out to provide such wonderful words of encouragement. We greatly appreciate you choosing Camp Riverwood for your child’s summer 2020 experience and we can’t wait to see everyone at camp in 2021!

We hope your family is well and managing as best as they can. Better times are ahead.

Stay safe and healthy!

Lori, Phil & Eddy
Directors