June 11, 2020
Phased Reopening for Rental Groups
June 1, 2020
Camp Conquest has closed all programs for June and July 2020.
- The PA Department of Health has issued guidelines stating that overnight summer camp is not permitted to operate until the Green phase. Without a clear understanding how long Lancaster County will be in the Yellow phase, we have made the decision to cancel all summer camp programs.
- Please see our FAQ page for additional details.
A message from Michael Gehlert, Director
Today the sun is shining and it is 70 degrees – a perfect day to be at camp. The camp facility looks great with fresh paint, flowers in bloom, and manicured lawns. Looking out at this picture, you would think there is nothing wrong in the world. West Cocalico Township reports zero cases of COVID-19, and all the camp employees are healthy.
So, it is confusing why we must cancel camp this summer. The truth is that not every day is like today. The sun does not always shine and it is not always 70 degrees. In many places, such as Lancaster County and across the country, there are many cases of COVID-19, and not all people are healthy.
Attached is a Frequently Asked Questions document with additional reasons we needed to make the decision to close camp for this season. Primarily, we are not permitted to open at this time.
During uncertain times, we can rest in the certainty of our Sovereign and Personal God. We have a relationship with Jesus Christ who we know will work out all things for His glory. We asked for wisdom, and He brought us to a decision. Therefore we can rest in His peace.
While we are extremely disappointed that summer camp 2020 will not happen, we are excited to see what ministry opportunities will become available. We are expectantly waiting for God to lead us, to those we are to serve, during this new phase of camp ministry – Evangelism and Discipleship beyond the camp setting!
Follow us on social media to stay up to date with this exciting journey of faith for Camp Conquest. We look forward to serving alongside of you soon.