It is with great sadness that we share our plans to cancel camp for summer 2020. It hardly feels personal enough to make such a big announcement via email, therefore we ask that you take a moment to view this video.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa, our Camp Director, or another member of the camp team will be in touch. We understand how important community connections are during these challenging times.
Please find our previous communications to camp families here.
Capital Camps joins other Jewish organizations in the Greater Washington region to express solitary and outrage about systemic racism. Read the JCRC statement here.
Capital Camps is all about community.
See our Virtual Community Gatherings listed on our Events Page
As Capital Camps focuses on activities that bring us together as a community, we also want to share the range of programs and supports that are available in our broader communities. Capital Camps is also a not-for-profit community camp, therefor the financial implications brought on by COVID-19 are extremely serious. We have applied for a SBA loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (part of the Federal government’s CARES act). Please join us in thanking our public legislators and feel free to edit the sample scrips provided by the Jewish Federations of North America to let your representatives know the importance of Jewish overnight camping.
Community Resources from Jewish Federations
- The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
- The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore
- The Jewish Federation of Richmond
- United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
- United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula
We know that many of you are balancing working from home while taking care of your children, may be experiencing a loss of income, and/or continuing to work in essential businesses. We understand that this is a challenging time and we want you to know that your Capital Camps community is here to support you.
Resources to assist you in talking with your children
- Graphic from NPR
- Guide from the CDC for children and resource from the CDC on tips to manage stress and anxiety
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
- The Wellness Society’s Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
During times of social distancing, it may feel like you are alone and your feelings may be intensified. You are not alone and you and your family matter. Please use one of these resources if you need help:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255 or chat online
- Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741
- The Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline specifically for young people, and LGBTQ youth to talk: 1-866-488-7386, to chat
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7: 1-800-799-7233, or live chat
- Counseling or support related to emotional distress, SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline, call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
- A Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook to build resilience in during difficult times
- Help with essential needs or other resources, visit http://211.org for help