By Douglas Tucker, Volunteer —
My name is Douglas. I am excited to announce that I am your 2020 Fall Family Retreat Director. As we get near our sign up deadline, I wanted to reach out and tell you a little bit about what we have planned to give you a great camp experience this fall.
The Family Camp leadership team has been working hard to incorporate all of the best activities we love about camp into an experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. That means you can expect some amazing (and possibly messy) art projects like tinfoil sculptures, dream catchers, and even a working mini catapult!
We will also be having some great activities to get you up and moving, including a scavenger hunt and one of Lisa’s famous Escape Rooms.
For some live activities, we will have our traditional campfire and talent show. But this year you should also be very excited to participate in our first Camp Rainbow Gold Halloween dance party. So even if you don’t end up trick-or-treating, you can still show off your amazing costumes and dance moves. With this year’s retreat being Halloween weekend, you can definitely expect some camp volunteers ready to share their fun and spooky ghost stories to end each night.
The retreat we are developing will take place over four days and includes prerecorded activities and daily projects that your family can choose to participate in at your own convenience. We will start each day with a “morning circle-up” hosted by some familiar camp faces who will introduce you to what the day has to offer. We have some easy-to-use web platforms where we’ll all share photos, videos and chat so we can all stay connected even as you do activities on your family’s schedule. We will also have some live activities planned for the evenings where you can share your experiences with other campers, families and volunteers.
Although the world may look different this year, we are still committed to providing you with emotionally empowering experiences and a community for you during these tough times. Your Camp leadership team is excited to be able to offer this new and unique experience to all of our Camp Rainbow Gold community. We hope you join us in having some fun this fall, we can’t wait!