Indian Valley Summer Camp 2016 Has Been Cancelled
The Watershed Center is sad to report that we will be cancelling the 2016 session of our Indian Valley Summer Camp (IVSC). Unfortunately, we’ve been confronted with a personnel shortfall that we are unable to overcome in the short timeframe remaining ahead of this year’s camp. We recognize that this presents a significant inconvenience for parents, presenters and partners, is a let-down to our many funders and supporters, and denies a critical service and learning experience to the young people in our community who need safe, educational and enriching experiences during their summer break.
Please know that we don’t come to this decision lightly. We recognize that alternatives are limited, and also know that families, the school district, presenters and partners have already made plans, commitments and donations. We offer our sincere apologies to all those affected. We did our very best to find alternative strategies to make camp happen, but we’ve weighed the options and feel that what’s most important is that IVSC is safe, fun and enriching. We’re confident that it must be done right, and that it is better to dust off and prepare for 2017 than skimp on details that could compromise the experience for our youth.
We will be offering IVSC again in 2017 and look forward to renewing our commitment to the community and our kids, and returning with enthusiasm and vision to make camp better than ever next summer. In the mean time, know that we make this decision with heavy hearts. We appreciate your support over the years and your understanding, and we’ll look forward to engaging families, funders, partners and community alike as we plan for next year. Once again, apologies for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact Piper at the Watershed Center Office: 530-628-4206. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch.
About Indian Valley Summer Camp
Indian Valley Summer Camp is a two week summer camp program available on a sliding scale to all Trinity County youth ages 8-15. This program gives our youth the opportunity to experience the National Forest while learning about forestry, wildlife, and a variety of other skills such as orienteering. Many natural resource professionals participate in camp activities, modeling stewardship for campers while exposing them to a variety of career opportunities. To find out more about camp, register your child, or volunteer, contact the Watershed Center’s office.