The COVID 19 virus spread across the globe requiring nations and local communities to take action to mitigate the harm and to protect others from contracting the disease. For our Susquehanna Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries along with vast majority of UM Camp and Retreat Centers in the U.S., this means the suspension of retreats this Spring along with all Summer Camps. We, also, face reduced guest group reservations for the Fall. The revenue from retreats and camps is a large, essential part of the ministry budget. Even with good stewardship and extreme cost cutting measures, the year-end deficits for our local camp retreat ministry is projected to be $300,000 and could reach $350,000. Fortunately, your Camp Retreat Ministry Board, the staff, and dedicated volunteers have taken steps to keep the ministry healthy and financially sound prior to this crisis. By fully utilizing savings and dipping deep into operational reserves, the amount remaining to be covered is approximately $87,000. This must be raised with your help as generous congregations and donors who care about these special places, their ministry, and their impact.