Like many camps across the country, DuBois Center has been adjusting to the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has created.
As you know, our facilities are currently closed to the public, but critical tasks are being addressed. Our horses and cats are checked and fed regularly. The grass is being cut, fences are being mending and other essential work around the grounds is being addressed. Office and management functions also continue, but with reduced hours.
We give thanks that currently our staff and key volunteers are heathy. They are doing their best to be good stewards of DuBois Center and the ministry it provides, as they work together to find the best path forward. Please know that you and your families are at the forefront of our thoughts as we consider the options.
As you are likely aware, our Governor has canceled in-person learning for students in Illinois for the balance of this school year. He has not yet, however, spoken definitively about summer school or the summer camping season.
In order to give you, your family and your congregation time to plan, our leadership is committed to making a decision about summer programming at DuBois Center by May 5th. We will be carefully reviewing guidance from the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Whatever decision is made, know that the health and safety of our campers, guests and staff is and will remain the most important factor in our decision-making process. Remember that our Register without Risk policy continues.
A special thanks to those families, individuals and churches whose financial support has continued or been newly added. These are challenging times for all, and your commitment is greatly appreciated!
We are sending prayers for inner peace and strength from DuBois Center to you and yours.
Shirley Asmussen, Director