Dear CCK Families,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, We at CCK have taken steps to promote the health and safety of our camp community. In these uncertain times, our thoughts remain with all of our CCK families. It is my hope that you, your family, and friends are in good spirits and continuing to make decisions that keep you and your loved ones safe. As campers, family members, staff, volunteers, supporters and healthcare partners, you are all a part of our community and your wellbeing is of great importance to us.

As this pandemic has progressed, CCK’s Board of Directors and I have continued to monitor the information provided by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Additionally, we have maintained close communication with the American Camp Association and other medical camps in an effort to remain updated on relevant resources in regards to the safety of our camper families.
As a community that values the health and safety of our camp families as a top priority, we have made the difficult decision to suspend this year’s summer camp program. After consideration of both Federal and State mandates in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we felt this was the best decision to make for the wellbeing of our campers.
Since 2008, our summer camps have been filled with the laughter and excitement that comes from sharing an experience where everyone can truly feel inspired and empowered. Where it seems unreal that there will not be a summer camp at CCK this season, the camp spirit still lives within every member of our camp family.
CCK’s community is one that is built on your investment and love. In a time where that investment and love is needed more than ever, our staff will utilize social media throughout the summer to present various activities which will allow our campers the ability to enjoy camp from their own home. In addition, for campers who would have aged out after this summer, we will be extending an invitation to them for summer camp 2021!
We hope that you continue to be safe and look forward to bringing the magic of CCK to you in the weeks ahead.

Joanie O’Bryan


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