April 13, 2020 FAQ about Camp Session Deposits
During these unprecedented times, we are doing our best to keep you up to date on the 2020 Summer Camping Season. We are talking through alternative plans that include day camps, limited groups of ten, and even virtual camp experiences. As of now we are continuing to pray and plan that, with some extra care measures, we will be able to hold 100% of our summer camp sessions. We will be making a decision May 1 as to any changes in the summer schedule. Check our Homepage or our Facebook page for the most current information.
Here is the most asked question and our current answer:
What happens to the $50 non-refundable deposit if my student is unable to attend summer camp?
If the camp session is cancelled due to government restrictions (COVID-19), you will be given the opportunity to move your deposit to another session later in the summer and retain the full $50 or request a partial refund. At this time, we expect a $5 processing fee per student to be charged due to actual charges that THE ARK incurs. Any cancellations made for an active camp session will fall under our current policy with the $50 deposit being non-refundable. We also encourage you to consider donating your unused camper fees to the ministry. If we cancel camps, it is revenue lost that normally allows us to operate during the summer. While there is a reduction in expenses, we still have to pay the electric bill and keep the place running till we are allowed to host groups.