With deep regret, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer Arts Camp Program. Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times, and your patience and empathy with your replies to our previous communications. If this pandemic has shed light on anything, it is how willing our community is to come together and support one another.
Traditionally, in the weeks and months leading up to our first week of camp we are focused on material preparation, cleaning our classrooms, camp staff training, and organization of campers. This year we have instead spent our time obtaining advice from Public Health services, government representatives, and other camp professionals to determine the safest way to run our programs. With the new information and protocols coming to light we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Summer Arts Camp Program, in the interest of keeping our campers, staff, visitors, and ultimately our community safe.
The financial impact of this decision is considerable to the Gallery, and we understand that some of you are also experiencing financial challenges right now. We remain committed to our previous statements regarding cancellation policies and will move forward to provide full refunds to all registrations. These refunds will be processed within the next 48 hours.
Although this pandemic has forced us to cancel the traditional Summer Arts Camp Program, rest assured we are busy preparing and developing new ways to provide creative arts programming to you and your families. Please stay tuned as we announce these new programs through our website, social media, and newsletter in the coming weeks.
We understand that you may have questions about the cancellation of summer camp and our transition to online programs. Please reach out to us with any questions and concerns you may have and we will do our best to address them.
From all of us at the Gallery, we hope you can stay safe and well in these uncertain times. Please know we are here to continue to support our campers, families and staff anyway we can.
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Team