To Our Valued Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs Friends & Family,
It is with heavy hearts, but unwavering determination that we are writing to you today.
These past weeks have been devastating for many across Pennsylvania and around the world. For everyone in the extended Krinsky Universe – our staff, university partners, coaches, teachers and of course our talented students and their families – this has been a challenge like none we have ever faced.
We acknowledge all who are dealing with this crisis as a parent, family member or friend; and those who are ill, quarantined, isolated or out of work. We also recognize those lucky few who are able to take this as an opportunity to reprioritize family time, to recapture quiet moments, and to reexamine their goals and ambitions. Our well wishes and thoughts are with all of you.
In terms of our business, this pandemic is like nothing we have ever seen before. For a company that is 42 years old that bore witness to many economic cycles, the tragedies of September 11 and the Great Financial Crisis, Covid 19 is more severe and its sudden impact more devastating than all of those combined.
The principal challenges that we face are obvious. Here are the facts that our summer camps and programs face:
- Will the universities that provide housing & teaching facilities be open this summer?
- Will required visas be issued for students and staff while consular offices remain closed?
- Will travel resume and what will the restrictions be?
- Will gatherings of people be limited?
- What will the requirements of social distancing be?
- What will the interim cost, risk and the probability of reopening be, when the demand returns?
We are limited to respond to this crisis with so many unknowns.
By our Government imposed closure, we have gone dark on all our marketing and brand advertising during this period. It is impossible to know and we have no idea how long this crisis will last.
As I close, please take care of your self, your friends and family and the community around you. More details to follow as we learn more. I wish you good health and a sense of optimism. We will all overcome this.
Thank you and be well,
WHAT IS JKCP?
NOT JUST A SUMMER CAMP – IT’S A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs offers summer camps and programs to students ages 5 – 18 on prestigious college campuses. From cooking to science and business to medicine, we have 15 programs. Summer should be about doing something you love, meeting people from all over the world, preparing for college or your future career and experiencing something new. At Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, we make summer better by creating experiences people love.