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Posted by Jack Shitama ● Fri, Mar 13, 2020 @ 15:03 PM

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

pier_sunnyWe know you have questions and concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here at Pecometh, we are closely monitoring the latest news about the outbreak and following the guidance of the CDC and the Maryland State Department of Health. 

We are in regular communication with the local Department of Health and emergency response teams, and will adhere to the recommendations we are given to support the health of our guests, staff, volunteers, and community. 

**All camp and retreat operations are closed until further notice, in compliance with the state of Maryland's COVID-19 mitigation efforts. We hope to reopen as soon as it is both legal and safe to do so.**

Pecometh Staff

We are following recommended practices to keep our staff safe, and to help slow the spread of the virus.

  • Pecometh office staff are currently practicing social distancing as recommended and are best available via email (view our Staff Directory) or the help chat on our website.
  • Facilities staff who are still reporting to work are following recommended hygiene practices and limiting interaction with others. 

Retreat Bookings and Pecometh Programs

All retreat operations are currently shut down through early May. Pecometh staff are reaching out to group leaders and program participants with further information. 

Moving forward, know that we are:

  • actively monitoring the situation and examining the recommendations of state officials regarding the future cancellation or rescheduling of events as needed.
  • updating our cleaning and food service procedures to include the specific anti-viral recommendations of health experts.
  • Pecometh Day and Volunteer Day are cancelled; please stay tuned for future opportunities to volunteer and gather at Pecometh once it is safe to do so.  

Summer Camp

At this time, Camp Pecometh is committed to preparing for the summer camp season as scheduled. We are closely monitoring the latest news about the outbreak and following the guidance of the CDC, the Maryland State Department of Health, and the American Camp Association (ACA).

  • While no changes have been made to the program schedule as of yet, we will evaluate and adjust as needed based on current and future recommendations.
  • We are reviewing and reexamining our procedures for check-in, our standard cleaning protocols, and our health and safety policies.
  • Our goal is to communicate any changes that may affect you and your campers this summer as quickly and as clearly as possible.

Camp Registration

We also understand that finances may be tricky at this time. As always, Pecometh believes that camp should be accessible to all, and we are committed to making camp affordable.

  • We are actively evaluating our cancellation and refund policies as needed to serve our camper families.
  • Until further notice, we are offering the option to register for camp without the usual $50 registration deposit, allowing you to secure your camper's spot without an initial financial commitment.

We're In This Together

As we seek to fulfill our mission of providing sanctuary for programming that promotes God-inspired, life-changing experiences, our foremost responsibility will always be the safety and welfare of our campers, guests and staff. With fervent faith, we look forward to welcoming you back to Pecometh in the future. Our prayers are with all who have been impacted by the the COVID-19 pandemic. 

P.S. Please remember to use excellent hygiene practices, including regular and thorough hand washing. For those familiar with our summer camp music, did you know that one verse and chorus of "Pharaoh, Pharaoh" is just over 20 seconds long?

More information on the Coronavirus is available from the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) and the Maryland Dept. of Health (https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx).

Post updated 3/21/2020. 

Supporting Pecometh

The Pecometh Team trusts that God will continue to provide in this difficult time. If you are financially able and feel called to support our ministries, please consider making an online donation

Topics: Camp, Retreats