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Summer 2020 Update

It is with deep sadness that we have made the decision to close Emerald Cove Day Camp for Summer 2020.  As we have worked hard during this Covid-19 crisis to creatively adapt our program to the evolving guidance and mandates from federal, state and local agencies, the safety and developmental needs of your children have been forefront in our minds. Most recently, we learned our site, which is part of CUSD, is likely not available to us.  All of these realities have led us to this very difficult decision.

We so wish we could relay this disappointing news to you in person, but since we cannot, we have recorded a video for your family, which includes a special message to your camper as well.


We thank you for your encouragement, trust and patience during our process of coming to this decision. No doubt this is a challenging time for all of us as we juggle so many changes and disappointing losses in this season. But we will be back next summer, ready to experience camp to the fullest…the way it was meant to be!

We will so miss hearing your campers singing alongside our staff at Am Up each morning and laughing across the field as they chase down their counselors in an adventure game. We ache at the thought of not getting to see your kids try new things, develop deep friendships, stretch their imaginations and gain a deeper understanding of God’s enormous love for them. So, our countdown for summer 2021 starts today, and all of the ECDC staff will be enthusiastically awaiting your arrival.

Please know that we will be in touch with you later this summer with some ECDC fun and encouragement.


Steve and Sara Kuljis         Ron Eckert                   Melanie Hong
Executive Directors           Associate Director      Program Director