Greetings Parents & Campers,
We have been holding onto the hope that we would be able to have Camp Sonshine this year. Working with Jody and Jennifer Thrower at Rockridge, we made every possible effort to hold camp, it was our main goal. Our staff worked to find possible solutions to each contingency, but the uncertainties are still too great. Camp Sonshine in 2020 would look very different on so many levels.
Operating a safe environment takes many months of planning and preparation under normal circumstances. However, with the Directive from Governor Kemp on 5/12/2020 at 4 pm, Camp Rockridge Board of Trustees for the Western Baptist Association has voted to suspend all camps for the summer.
Camp Sonshine summer camp is an experience that children and staff always look forward to. Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are. While this news is simply devastating, we understand this is the best decision for the safety and protection of all children, staff, parents, and our community. We will begin the full refund process as soon as possible. Please be patient as processing these payments will require several steps. If you have any questions or specific instructions, please contact me at 678-633-7731.
Camp means so much to us and we want to continue to pray for Rockridge and the plans the Lord has for this beautiful place. We do not want to leave you without the greatest hope that is found only in Jesus. Consider Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” “We have lived with sorrow and uncertainty and yet we know that while weeping may endure the night, joy cometh in the morning” (Psalms 30:5).
We are heartbroken to miss a week of camp together and a week of learning all about God’s love! We’ll miss all of your smiles and the fun we had anticipated. While we are unable to gather in person, we know that Camp Sonshine is more than a place. Carry the spirit of Camp Sonshine with you, connect with your camp friends, and be a blessing to those around you. Stay safe and hang on. We are looking forward to the BEST Camp Sonshine ever in 2021!
Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers. Wishing You a Safe and Healthy Summer,
FBC Newnan Children’s Director
15 W. Washington St.
Newnan, GA 30263