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April 24th - No May & June Camps

Hello, again camp family,

As you may have seen Governor Pritzker has extended the shelter in place through the end of

May. Timber Pointe was prepared for this and has begun executing its plan to move forward.

The announcement of the extended shelter in place means that Timber Pointe will not be hosting camps in May or June, but rather plan to host only in July and August.

As disappointing as it is, we will be using this extended time away from one another as an opportunity to further enhance our program and respite offerings and will allow all of us, time to better prepare ourselves for what the new camp season will look like. Below is an outline of what Timber Pointe is doing now, and what to expect in the near future.

• Easterseals has begun a fundraising campaign that will allow Timber Pointe to reduce fees for families, and provide much-needed respite for our community!

• This means every camper will have the opportunity to choose what they can afford, and will not require additional paperwork to receive reduced fees!

• The American Camp Association has been working with the CDC, and the CDC will be releasing specific guidelines for resident/day camp summer programs. This is great news and we expect to hear more in the coming weeks.

• Timber Pointe will be aligning with these guidelines, so expect that we will need to align with developments like rapid testing, antibody testing, and changes in community spread.

• We will provide updates regarding these guidelines when made available and will reflect changes in our Parent & Camper Handbook.

• All camp sessions are currently closed as we transition into an anticipated July start date.

• Timber Pointe will automatically move overnight/day campers into a session that falls between July-August.

• Day camp sessions are a little more complex to transition and ask that you please be patient as we maneuver through uncharted territories.

• This process will begin next week and we will send the primary contacts on the account an email regarding your campers new camp session dates

• We are providing four choices:

1) Remain in the newly assigned session;

2) Move to another appropriate/available session;

3) Request cancellation and a full refund of deposits made

4) Request cancellation and donate portions of your deposit in of support Timber Pointe and its campers Our campers have taught us that when faced with challenges we must be resilient in the face of difficulty, remain positive through adversity, and communicate openly when faced with more than one can carry alone. Thank you all for your understanding and patience.

And thank you for sticking with us through all the changes!

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