Dear Parents,

Throughout the past few weeks, we know you’ve all been anxiously wondering what will be with camp this summer. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through our options, trying our best to make TheZone a reality despite the changing obstacles thrown our way. With Governor Cuomo’s late breaking ban on summer camps in New York, we knew this summer would have to look very different than usual. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few months, it’s that every challenge can be a new opportunity. And with the closing of one door, we’d open a better one.

If there’s one thing we try to impart at TheZone, it’s the drive to grow. It’s what drives us to be more than just a camp… to keep our campers and their families engaged through year-round programming, be in ChillZone, chagim at TheZone and recently, our TheZone@Home virtual programs. So this summer, while we won’t be operating a traditional summer camp, we are reimagining TheZone into a total FAMILY experience. While the details are still being ironed out, we are hoping to offer our Zoniac families the opportunity to taste the magic of TheZone together as a family unit for one week, completely free of charge! We expect our Discover U programs to be able to operate as usual.

We will of course be refunding all fees already paid; our business office will be in touch with you as they do so. Stay tuned for more information – while we are moving forward on the assumption that camp will not be running as usual this summer, we recognize the situation is fluid and are preparing for all possibilities. We simply can’t imagine a summer without our Zoniacs and we are working tirelessly to ensure the best outcome given the situation.

Rabbi Brog and Mrs. Shifrin
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we navigated this trying time. We are working to make the vision of family camp a reality and we will update you as soon as we can. We simply can’t wait a whole year before seeing our beloved Zoniacs again!!

In the meantime, we are beginning to process refunds for camp payments. To get refunds out more swiftly and easily, all deposits and payments will be refunded in the same method that they were submitted. Reimbursement checks will be sent to those who paid via check. Credit card refunds will be sent to the credit card used to pay. All monetary assistance from outside sponsors will be refunded to the sponsor. If your credit card information or your address has changed please let us know by Thursday evening June 18th, so that we can reimburse you properly.

Knowing that many of you are looking ahead to next year, we are also offering you the chance to have your camp payment rolled over for summer 2021 at 25% greater value. If you choose, we will apply the money you already paid for camp towards next summer’s balance with 25% added. So for every $100 you paid already for this summer, that will show up as $125 off next year’s camp registration paid. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to take this option. If this request comes in after your payments have already been refunded, we will not have the ability to apply the payments towards the summer of 2021. All the best.

Rabbi Brog and Mrs. Shifrin

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