Camp Creative is a time of shared experiences, fun and connection. Every year we look forward to bringing together an amazing community of creative people.
However, in light of the ongoing pandemic situation, and after careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to yet again postpone Camp Creative.
We know this will be a huge disappointment, not only to our Campers but our tutors, our Camp team, volunteers, and the Bellingen community.
There is currently not enough surety around whether Australia would continue to face changing restrictions and lockdowns in January 2022.
We have carefully assessed every risk and decided that the threat to our organisation, our Campers, tutors, volunteers, and the Bellingen community is too high.
The Delta variant is so incredibly contagious and so easily spread that a single case could rip through our Camp and the Bellingen community.
We have been working so hard for months to make this Camp run, but the costs in time and money to fulfil COVID requirements have beaten us.
Camp Creative is a small not-for-profit run by a community volunteer committee. After two years without income, a sudden cancellation would devastate us financially. It would see the end of an event that has run for thirty-five years.
Over the last two months, we developed a plan to run a fully COVID safe event under these conditions.
We were initially up for the challenge. With Delta now in the community, the considerable changes to the unique Camp experience combined with the risk of sudden cancellation or increases in restrictions have led to our decision to postpone.
The next Camp Creative will be its 35th. We will work hard to make it a special one for you all.
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