In light of the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to reach out to you, our partners in ministry at BigStuf Camps. As the world is facing this issue, we are also thinking through the impact of the virus at our home office in Alpharetta, GA as well as to all of our clients this summer. Like many of you, we are navigating circumstances that we have never had to deal with in our 31 years of ministry.
It is our responsibility to prioritize the safety of all BigStuf staff, our church leaders, and the students we serve each and every summer. For the time being, we are actively taking necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus including washing our hands regularly and taking additional cleaning measures within our office. We have begin working remotely and continue meeting via video chat so that we can continue to serve each of you in such a critical time.
We are also in contact with our partner hotels in Panama City Beach, FL who are maintaining strict cleaning protocols.
Our partnership with you and our vendors is extremely important to us. Our hearts break for all in our space who are also having to consider changes in operation. We recognize the incredible value of events where students and leaders alike experience the life-changing power of Jesus in a corporate worship gathering, and hope that these unprecedented days will soon be behind us.
We are currently planning to conduct normal camp activities as planned. As we are still about 3 months away from the beginning of camp season, we know that much can change and we will continue to assess and prayerfully make decisions as events unfold in the coming weeks.
We have decided to extend the cancellation deadline for those of you signed up for a camp during the month of June to May 7th. We hope this allows us all more time to figure out the effects COVID-19 will have on our summer plans. We want to thank you for your patience and assure you that it is our intent to make decisions that are in the best interest of you, your students, our vendors, and our team. Be sure to check back here in the coming weeks for any updates.