From the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry team
The workcamp team is continuing to plan workcamps as scheduled and it is our hope that we will be able to gather in service and fellowship this summer! As we get closer to the start of workcamps, we will be assessing recommendations from the CDC and following federal and state guidelines for small and large events.
If we need to cancel any workcamps, we will do so on a month-to-month basis. This means that a decision about the Rwanda workcamp will be made on May 1; a decision about June workcamps will be made on May 8; and a decision about July workcamps will be made on June 5.
Please continue to register, fill out your workcamp forms, and pay your remaining balance. Be assured that there is a new refund/cancellation policy should it be necessary. We understand that some individuals may not feel comfortable going on a workcamp even if we decide the workcamp will run. Therefore, we will give full refunds (including the deposit) to any participant who notifies us of their cancellation two weeks before the start of the workcamp. Should we decide to cancel workcamps, we will give churches and individuals the option to donate all or some of their registration fee to the Workcamp Ministry.
We pray for those who are ill with COVID-19, for their families, and for health-care workers around the globe who are working hard to provide cures and healing. May we continue to find hope and light and be assured of God’s presence in the midst of all things.
For more information about the Workcamp Ministry go to www.brethren.org/workcamps .