April 2021

Dear Rock Camp Victoria supporters, volunteers, camp families and friends,

Thank you for being part of this community. After much heartfelt discussion, Girls Rock Camp Victoria (GRCVI) has decided to hold off from running its annual summer camp program for 2021. The health of our wider community plays a large role in this decision as we continue to abide by the health recommendations regarding Covid-19.

As well, after more than a year of constant reassessing of our capability to safely offer any camp programming, the wearying effects of this has understandably brought about a mental and emotional strain for our team. However, as we await for the eventual end of this collective anxiety and general unease, we are beginning to feel hopeful again and look forward to running camp again in the future and seeing everyone in person.

Be part of the future of GRCVI!

In the meantime, GRCVI will need your support to rebuild its resiliency and prepare for the next camp. Here are some different ways you can help out and get involved:

· Attend our general meetings and info sessions
Our next virtual meeting will be scheduled soon! What do you envision for Girls Rock Camp Victoria? We have ideas that need your input and would love to hear your ideas, too!

· Volunteer
Camp only happens because of all the amazing people like you who volunteer their time, energy, skills and knowledge. What can you do to help make things happen?

New volunteers are welcome and music experience/knowledge isn’t necessary for all the different roles, so please join us at our meetings to learn more about how you can get involved—bring a friend or two!

· Donate
Even though we’re unable to offer camp this year, we still need some infrastructure to operate. Your donation will support our ability to plan for the future by maintaining the basic year-round resources needed to keep this volunteer-run organization running.

No amount is too small and can be sent securely as an e-transfer via your financial institution to our email address hello[at]grcvi.ca. If you prefer to use PayPal please visit this link on our website: https://girlsrockvictoria.ca/donate/

· Help us find space
Once the pandemic is over and it’s safe to gather in-person, we’ll need space to operate. Do you know someone we can talk with about a venue for camp?

Thank You

Your continued support means a lot to us—thank you! As we resume planning for camp we aim to reconnect with our membership. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all or would like to share some ideas, please feel free to reach out to us. Better yet, be sure to join us for the next general meeting! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Wishing you all renewed resilience and hope as we continue to stay strong and connected.

Sincerely,

Girls Rock Camp Victoria Society