To our CCK Families, Partners, and Friends,

As we navigate this uncertain time, we do so knowing there is great power in community. Though we are physically distant, we are reminded every day of the community that is created at CCK, and keep all of our camper families, donors, and volunteers in our hearts.
Today, I am writing to share that we have made the difficult decision to suspend our fall weekend retreat programming. As we consider the unknown progression of the COVID-19 virus, and the potential impact conducting onsite programming can have, this is the most responsible option for us.
As we move forward into the remaining summer season, we will continue to monitor CDC guidelines, as well as state and national developments regarding the COVID-19 situation. We’re grateful for your support and understanding as we continue to navigate this evolving situation.
To keep up to date on CCK’s response to COVID-19, please visit our web site at

Joanie O’Bryan


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CCK understands and strives to create a place where every child, no matter their ability, can participate in all that camp has to offer! Going to summer camp is an act of courage. CCK understands that too.

The First Timer’s Buddy System is designed to help your First Timer transition to independent camping at CCK by allowing him/her to bring a sibling or a friend to camp during his/her first summer camp experience. No matter your child’s age or if you have attended a Family Weekend Retreat in the past, if 2020 will be your child’s first summer experience at CCK, the First Timer’s Buddy System may be right for you!

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