IMPORTANT UPDATE 2020

Please read below for Daybreak's response to COVID-19
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With the difficult decision to not run our summer programs, we want to give you the most up to date information.

Thank you for being part of our Anvil family, our prayer for each of you is peace in this time of turmoil and may we be back on the island together again next year. To get a little bit of camp now, please check out our digital banquet video on this page.

For all information about Daybreak and COVID-19 please see below.

A Message From The Board

Thank you for your patience with us as we have wrestled with the impact of this pandemic on our summer camping program. As we communicated with you in early April, it is hard to believe that only three months ago most of us had never heard of or spelled coronavirus, much less given thought to how deeply this crisis would upend our lives, families, and communities. Yet, this tiny piece of biology has also brought many of us closer together. Kids in the kitchen learning to bake bread with their parents, neighbors reintroducing ourselves, strangers reflexively thinking of others as we give wide berth in the grocery aisle or on the sidewalk. In the midst of the difficulties of lost jobs, missed relationships, and uncertain futures, we are grateful for these small gifts, and have so appreciated hearing/reading your stories of how life on lock down has not been all bad – God has been very much present in our lives.

The Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel camp for this coming summer 2020. We know this is not the announcement you were hoping to hear; we know because we feel the same way. While the province has yet to fully articulate concrete timelines for opening up British Columbia to more social and economic connection, the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Health, and the Premier have all been clear that mass gatherings such as concerts and sporting events, as well as large family weddings will not be permitted in the months ahead. A week on Anvil means seven days of absolutely no social distancing – all 200 of us staff and campers crammed into our dining hall eating fabulous food, singing in chapel, and having food fights in the upper field. We will most certainly adhere to the provincial mass gatherings orders, and beyond this we feel strongly the responsibility to ensure Anvil is part of the solution and not part of the problem.

All campers will be offered a full refund of any camper fees already paid; we will not be holding back any funds for the costs of processing. This is a time where we are facing much financial uncertainty as an organization due to the postponement of our annual banquet in May and the loss of summer camp revenues. As part of the refund process you will be given the option to donate a portion or all of your registration fees to our organization, fully tax receipted. We deeply appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, we receive from our Anvil camp family. For all the details on the refund process and future updates please see below.

While camp as we have known it for 80 years on the island will take a pause, we are committed to bring Anvil to you this summer one way or another. God is still at work in the lives of our young people, and our staff are actively exploring different ideas of how to communicate His love for them in this new world of physically distant social connecting,. We will continue to communicate with you through our website, email, and social media channels. Our goal is to support our campers, staff, and their families as much as we possibly can through this unusual season, and try to help this summer still feel a little familiar. We are hard at work figuring out what that will look like, so please stay tuned!

Thank you for being part of our Anvil family. Our prayer for each of you is peace in this time of turmoil, and may we be back on the island together again next year.

Sincerely,
Terry Carabetta, Board Chair

Answering Your Questions

Please read thoroughly for information regarding camp cancellation, summer camp refunds, and Daybreak Point Bible Camp and our handling of the COVID-19 Situation.

I would like a refund, how do I arrange this?

Full Refund

We will be processing refunds as quickly as possible. Refund process will slightly change depending on your original method of payment – credit card, cash or cheque. If you paid by credit card, the amount will be refunded back to the original purchasing credit card in 5-10 business days from when the form is completed. If you paid by cash or cheque, our office team will reach out to confirm a few details and arrange a refund. We appreciate your patience and will get the funds back to you as soon as possible. Please fill in the form at the bottom of the page to begin your refund process.

Automatic Refund

If a form and confirmation has not been filled out by July 31, 2020, Daybreak will issue refunds via the original payment method to any outstanding registrants.

I would like to donate some or all of my child(s) camper fees, how do I arrange this?

As with many businesses and not for profits at this time, Daybreak has been affected by COVID-19, resulting in unforeseeable financial pressures due to summer closures. Even with summer 2020 being cancelled, the Camp still incurs costs to ensure the general upkeep and safety of the facilities. These remain constant even in a year without campers. Any donations would be appreciated to help soften the impact of cancelled sessions this summer.

If you are interested in donating, or partially donating your registration fee for 2020, please select the option on the form below and note the amount you are looking to donate – every amount helps!

Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

Donation Tax Receipts

All donation receipts are sent out in February at our year end. If you donate multiple times throughout the year, they will be combined into one receipt.

What is your timeline?

Our Office Admin is our only off-island employee and she will be processing all cancellations and answering all emails and phone calls. We will process each request in the order that they are received into our office. We expect you will see the money refunded onto your credit card within 5-10 business days of our office processing your cancellation.

What will happen to the Camp?

Daybreak Point Bible Camp is not going anywhere! Throughout the season we are going to be making camp even better! Our caretakeing team is hard at work up at the camp. We hope to make some improvements to the grounds and get ready to make 2021 a summer you will never forget. We will be doing some fun things throughout the summer months so make sure you follow us onnsocial media!

My kids are so disapointed, is there any way that they can experience Anvil this summer?

We know that this news is the absolute last thing that our campers and families wanted to hear – and it is the last thing that we wanted to share with our campers and families!

We will continue to communicate with you through our website, email, and social media channels. Our goal is to support our campers, staff, and their families as much as we possibly can through this unusual season, and try to help this summer still feel a little familiar. We are hard at work figuring out what that will look like , so please stay tuned!

How will I get my Canteen fix?

We will be launching a special edition 2020 version of our canteen gear this summer.  Stay tuned!

What is happening with camper fees?

Camp Cancellation Policy

We want to extend our deepest gratitude for your understanding during these challenging times. As camp has been cancelled this summer, we want to provide our community with options in regards to summer camp registrations and fees. We have two options available for our camper families.  Please click on the options below for an explanation of the process. 

  1.     Full Refund
  2.     Donate/Partially Donate Registration Fees

Automatic Refund

If a form and confirmation has not been filled out by July 31, 2020, Daybreak will issue refunds via the original payment method to any outstanding registrants.

Could I still go up to camp for a hike or picnic this summer?

In light of recent government recommendations, our facility is closed to all public access, including the Leading Peak trailhead. In addition, all other access points on the island are through private property and our neighbors have requested that people respect their wishes to not have people access the hike through their property. As the government has requested that people stay home and socially isolate, we ask our community and hikers to follow these instructions and not attempt to access the Camp and the island at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

If there is any change to this policy, we will update our community.

How can I support Daybreak Point Bible Camp at this time?

Please pray for us!

This is a time unlike any most of us have seen in decades, if ever. While we live in a world so deeply connected, today we are facing words like ‘social distancing ‘and ‘outbreak’ which can leave us feeling confused, isolated, and even anxious. Thankfully God is bigger than our fear, and He encourages us to bring our worries to Him.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome all our campers and staff to the island in the future and share Christ’s love with all who attend and visit. Pray for spread of COVID-19 to end and for all businesses and ministries  both locally and globally, to be open soon.

If you are able, please also consider donating to support our ongoing operations. We rely on your generosity to make ends meet and, now more than ever, we need your support.

Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers.

Still Have Questions?

Did we miss a very important detail? Don’t fret—you can contact us directly and we wil do our best to get you the info you’re looking for in due time. Who know’s, if it gets asked enough it might even become a FAQ down the road!

Camper Cancellation Form

To begin the cancellation process please fill out the following form. Our office staff will directly contact you if we need any additional information.

   

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