Update: June 8, 2020

Dear Camper Families, 

Thank you for your patience as we reviewed our options for Camp Silver Beach this summer. Uncertainty is never easy and you've been so supportive of camp. As you can imagine we have spent the last 90 days preparing to put on the best possible camp experience with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Unfortunately, with Virginia's Phase Two not allowing overnight camp services coupled with the unknown duration of Phase Two and any information related to what Phase Three restrictions may entail has put us in a very challenging position.

After careful consideration and much discussion, the board and staff have decided to cancel all summer sessions of Camp Silver Beach for the 2020 season. As you can imagine this has been a very difficult decision to come to and, again, I appreciate the patience and support you have all given.

Providing an amazing camp experience for your children is at the center of our decision making. No matter the state's position on resident camping, we are concerned that our commitment to excellence is compromised and from that standpoint do not feel comfortable delivering on our mission given the present circumstances. 

We are currently reviewing your surveys for interest in alternative family camp options but for now will proceed as follows:

  • We will automatically transfer any remaining registrations to the same week for the 2021 season.
  • In the event you would like to receive a refund for your deposit or would like to donate and do not want your registration transferred, please email us at info@campsilverbeach.org. If you are requesting a refund, please include the camper(s) name in the email with the subject line "refund request". If you are requesting a refund by check, please also include your address and name. The refund will be processed back to the original payment method used. We are processing as quickly as possible, please allow up to 14 business days for your refund to show on your credit card. For check refunds, please allow up to 21 business days.
  • If you are looking to move to another program or session we will begin making those changes mid-August and will send updates at that time.
  • Final camp payments will not be drafted. They will be due May 15, 2021.

Thank you again for your patience and support. We are so sad we won't see you this summer and are already looking forward to next year!

Danny Vestal
Executive Director
Camp Silver Beach

Anthony Walters
President & CEO
YMCA of South Hampton Roads