Special COVID-19 Announcement

Greetings from Pocono Plateau!                                               Facebook Video Announcement

I pray that you and your families are healthy and safe during these difficult and challenging times.

Over the past two months, our staff continued to plan and prepare with the hope of hosting camp this summer. Howver, after a long wait, we finally received summer camp recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.  We also received guidelines provide by the American Camp Association with whom we hold accreditation.

As we examined and evaluated the impact of the guidelines & recommendations on the summer program, the safety of our campers, their families, our volunteers and staff, guided our decision making process.

It was apparent these guidelines imposed restrictions on the camp that were reminiscent of the “red” phase limitations.  This included the wearing of masks, social distancing, and even the elimination of certain activities at camp.

This past week was one of the most difficult weeks in my ministry at Pocono Plateau.   As we struggled with the implementation of the guidelines, it became evident that we are unable to maintain best practices for the safety of all participants.  Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the decision to cancel our summer camp programs.

Throughout this process, we received guidance from our Camp & Retreat Ministry Board, our conference leadership and numerous experts in the medical and camping fields.

We appreciate the trust our camper families place in our ministry.  And while this is disappointing news for campers, parents, volunteers, and staff, safety is our top priority.

Please know that our staff are keeping you, our extended Plateau Family, in our prayers during this time.  We very much look forward to when we can see you again at camp.

By following our Facebook page and eNews, you can stay connected with camp throughout the summer and see updates on future events.

May God bless you and your families this summer.
The Rev. Ron Schane, Director

Pocono Plateau is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.American Camp Association AccreditationPocono Plateau is an EcoEternity site, an alternative to traditional cemeteries.Pocono Plateau is a chart member of the Association of United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries.