March 20, 2020
Dear Friends and Guests of the Claggett Center,
We are in an unprecedented time in which the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes daily. During these times of hardship, confusion, and uncertainty, we at the Claggett Center wish the best for you and your loved ones.
In accordance with government health recommendations, the Claggett Center will remain closed to guests until May 14, 2020. Our offices remain open Monday through Friday with employees ready to take new reservations, answer questions regarding existing reservations, and register individuals for summer camp and other programs.
Supporting Your Retreat Plans
We know that flexibility is what our guests are looking for right now. Just as we permit groups to transfer their reservation and deposit in the event of a state issued weather-related event, groups scheduled to retreat at Claggett from March 13-May 14, 2020 will be allowed to reschedule and transfer their deposit within a 12 month period. Please contact Reservations Manager, Kim Wyand, to rebook your event.
We will continue to follow the recommendations of government officials regarding public spaces and gatherings. When the Claggett Center reopens to guests, we will continue to follow best practices and additional precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment.
For the latest information on COVID-19 updates, please visit our website:
Brighter Times Ahead
The Claggett team is working diligently to prepare the facility for a vibrant summer. We look forward to warmer, calmer times and are hopeful for a safe and rejuvenating summer. It is our prayer that the summer camp and retreat season will be the tonic we all need after this difficult time. Stay tuned on social media for camp related announcements and fun ways to bring a bit of Claggett camp magic into your home.
James Ryder and Lisa Marie Ryder
Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no safe place to go. May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all. May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country, let us choose love. During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.
[By Cameron Bellm]