by Dale Kirkpatrick, RHC Council Chair
It is with a heavy heart that the Council of Rideau Hill Camp (RHC), has decided to cancel all camps for the 2020 season. The 13 volunteer Council members reluctantly agreed that this was the safest, and most responsible decision, given the current circumstances.
We had just completed interviewing and hiring our entire staff for the summer, and were thrilled with the combination of returning staff and highly qualified and enthusiastic new members. Along with the staff, we had lined up volunteer health providers and chaplains to make 2020 a great year. We feel terrible that we have had to make this decision, which will not provide a summer camp experience for our area’s youth, who, in the overall scheme, are our priority.
RHC has been in operation since 1948, and during that time there have been lean years, but this is uncharted times and fortunately the camp will be able to survive the loss of summer 2020. We are currently planning on taking this time off and catching up on some needed repairs and improvements for 2021 and beyond. If you or someone you know would like to assist us in this area, please contact us as there will be many areas targeted for work. Telephone messages can be left at 613-826-2046 or through our Facebook page. Financial support is appreciated, and income tax receipts are issued.
Rideau Hill Camp looks forward to seeing everyone again in 2021.