Welcome to the Everyone Cares Camp website!
We’re glad you’re here!
Our vision is to see a world where all God’s children are included, cared for, loved, and served equally in a way that draws them closer to Him.
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s EC Camp. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the campers, counselors, and staff but also to the families and those that continue to support camp throughout the year. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.
First is the uncertainty caused by The Restore Illinois plan put forth by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. Illinois will be moving through phases of reopening and we do not believe that we will be able to hold camp until we reach Phase 5 (back to normal), and also in part due to campground restrictions and their requirements for hosting overnight events. Second, our primary concern is for the health and well being of those that we serve. It is fairly well documented at this point that those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk due to COVID-19, a category in which many of our campers fall.
However, we will be trying to do several things during our normal camp week to engage with campers and counselors. We miss you and hope to be creative in getting to see you, getting outdoors, and enjoying a meal together. We are working out details but it will not be an overnight experience. We will also be recording some videos from our staff and counselors and these will be made available the week of camp. We will be posting these on our Facebook page: Everyone Cares Camp. If you haven’t already, go follow the page so you get notifications.
If you would like to participate in our alternative possible offerings, could you help us out and complete the survey? The link to the survey is below. This will help as we will better know what sort of events may be possible. (Counselors you can do this too if you want to participate…just put counselor in the camper name section). Counselors, if you have content ideas we want to hear those too – so shoot us a message!
We are saddened by having to cancel camp, but we serve a big God who has this whole mess under control. We can look to Him for our needs and we know that He will provide when we need it most. If you have further questions regarding this you can reach out to us and leave us a voicemail on our camp phone number (815-513-2228) or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara and Jeremy