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This message was written on Friday, March 13. Since then, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

From the desk of the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the cancellation of Camp Bruce McCoy scheduled for May 17-23 and May 24-30, 2020. This is only the second time in 37 years of camp we’ve had to cancel.  The last time was in the 1990’s and that was for a hurricane bearing down on Virginia Beach.

Now COVID-19 is bearing down on us, and we find ourselves in confusing and scary times as this pandemic unfolds in Virginia and across the world.  Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our campers, their family members, our volunteers, or staff. BIAV, like all organizations, has an important role in helping to prevent vulnerable people from getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus and we take that role seriously.

We know how much camp means to everyone involved and how difficult this news will be on our camp family. As we process and mourn the impact this decision will have on campers, their families and caregivers, we are resolved in our decision to put health and safety first. On behalf of everyone at BIAV, thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support. Rest assured we are already planning for camp 2021 and we can’t wait to see you there.

Please note: if you have submitted payment with your application, your check will be voided. If you paid online, you will receive a full refund. If you have donated to camp, you will receive an email outlining your options. If you have any questions, please email camp@biav.net.

 

Sincerely,

Anne McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L, CBIST

Executive Director

Camp Bruce McCoy is a residential summer camp for adults with a brain injury.

Each summer, we host our annual Camp Bruce McCoy - a wonderful residential camp for adults with a brain injury.  Camp is held at the Triple R Ranch in Chesapeake, VA.  Camp activities include; horseback riding, archery, riflery, fishing, canoeing, swimming, climbing wall, challenge course and arts and crafts.  Each week’s evening events are exciting and diverse and include a modified softball or kickball game, a dance, karaoke night, and a campfire complete with talent shows and s’mores.

 

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