2020 Cancellation FAQs

Please review these FAQs as we hope they should answer many of your questions. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us.

What does this mean for the future of Colvig Silver Camps?

We are more committed than ever to providing summers of significance. While we have had to cancel camp this summer, we are continually exploring options for offering some sort of programming for our campers. We have not yet received clearance for operations from the governor but are hoping to hear some news mid-June. At the moment we are exploring the possibilities for running trips and are developing these ideas further. We will keep you posted on what we decide and are still planning for an adventurous, safe, and fun summer in 2021.

What are the options for 2020 tuition in the case of cancellation?

Please visit Tuition Options for this information.

What does this mean for the summer staff?

We have reached out to all staff to notify them of this decision. Our 2020 summer staff is an excellent one and we are so thankful for their patience and support of our program. If we are able, we will invite staff to work on camp beautification projects. All summer staff, new and returning, remain a part of our community. All job offers for 2020 will remain good for 2021 and we hope to see everyone back next summer.

Is Pathfinding running this summer?

As of June 23rd, we determined that we are unable to run Pathfinding in 2020, and have canceled Pathfinding for the 2020 season.

What does this mean for the 50th Summer Reunion?

We have determined that the most socially responsible decision is to postpone the 50th Summer Reunion until 2021. Due to social distancing restrictions and the increase of at-risk demographics at camp, we have decided to wait a year for when we can host a reunion with fewer restrictions and more social interaction.

What about virtual camp experiences?

We will continue to offer our CSC Rendez-zoom virtual campfires and are currently exploring more virtual options for community engagement. This may include virtual vespers, videos of camp beautification projects, or fun care packages! We also want to hear from you about what you are up to this summer. Please share your photos and videos with us!

You are asking for donations, are they tax-deductible?

Colvig Silver Camps is a small, for-profit, family business, and cannot provide the same tax benefits that non-profit entities can offer to donors. Any funds left with us in the form of a donation would not be tax-deductible. The road ahead will be challenging for many camps, and though many camps are non-profit entities, the reality is that all camps will be facing similar challenges over the next few years. If you can provide support for our operations, or help fund a project this summer by leaving your 2020 paid tuition with us in the form of a donation, we would be eternally grateful.

What does this mean for the year-round staff? What will they do this summer?

We will continue to focus on the possibility of running our Pathfinding program and developing potential alternative programs for later this summer. We will offer virtual campfires as long as participation and interest remain high. We will also use a more open summer schedule to work on camp beautification projects to make the site and facility better than ever for summer 2021!

I have more questions, how do I get ahold of you?

We are planning to reach out to every family individually to field questions and check-in. You are welcome to give us a call at 970-247-2564 or send us an email at office@colvigsilvercamps.com too!