COVID-19 Summer Camp FAQ

How has COVID-19 affected the camp?


We are currently closed to the public and wait for the government to provide us with information about when we might be able to reopen again. We have a small staff on site who are following social distancing guidelines as they go about their daily tasks to keep operations running and animals cared for during this time.


Is summer camp going ahead?


As you may already have heard, the Alberta Government has restricted summer gatherings to no more than 15 people. Sadly, this means that we must cancel all our summer camp sessions at Circle Square Ranch Halkirk.


This will be the first time in 43 years that Circle Square Ranch Halkirk has not run our camps and we are going to miss everyone in more ways than we can express. But we aren’t without hope. Camp staff are resilient, love challenges and are used to figuring out Plan B when Plan A seems suddenly impossible.

What is the cancellation policy?


In view of cancelling camp, we have several fee-reversal options available:


Donation: If you are able to turn your registration fees into a full or partial donation, this would be a significant help to us in this very difficult season. We are committed to opening camp next year. OR


Defer Fees to 2021: You may leave your fees with us for the 2021 season. OR


Full Refund: You may request a full refund of fees paid to date.


If any portion of the payment was made by a Third Party (eg. Child Services, local church, grandparent, family friend, etc.), please have them contact us to discuss which of the above options they would prefer.


In order to manage our finances during this period, we will be issuing refunds by June 30th.


Our Office will be contacting camper families to discuss their preferred option.

I want to work at camp this summer, should I apply?


No. We are not taking applications at this time.


How can I support camp through this difficult time?


Make a Donation: COVID-19 has caused us significant financial loss. If you are financially able, you may consider making a donation to Circle Square Ranch Halkirk. That will help us continue to provide summer camp in the years ahead. Donations can be made online through our website.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6: 24-26)

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