With a very heavy heart, after extensive thought, research, and careful deliberation we have made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Kingswood 2020. This summer for the first time, the fields will remain inactive, the bunks will sit empty, no laughter will be heard from the dining hall and the lake will be still. The loss of camp is real and meaningful for all of us; those who have been looking forward to their first summer or last summer as a camper, first summer on staff, and other Kingswood milestones.
For weeks, each of us has witnessed the impact of COVID-19 and we ache for all who are suffering across the world and specifically, in our community. We made our decision based on science and public health guidelines. The known and unknown risks of transmission conflict with our fundamental commitment to the health and safety of your family and our staff. It’s sad to face the reality that camp is not happening this summer, though it's important to maintain perspective, understanding that this is a small sacrifice compared to the global impact of this pandemic. Sharing this news will pose different challenges for every family and we are here to support you.
Hopefully, the memories, traditions and fun that all Kingswood campers have shared will remind them that camp lives within them, not just in Maine. Camp will ultimately return and we will be together again.