Important Message Regarding COVID-19
Acadian Running Camp
We were all very much looking forward to ARC 12 (2020). However, we have made the difficult decision that ARC will not take place this summer due to the uncertainty around COVID-19. Our Camp President, OJ Logue, sought the medical advice of four physicians who are also elite runners themselves, two of which have had their own child attend camp in the past. All were unanimous in concluding that camp should not take place this summer, for the safety of campers and staff members. The format of the camp does not lend to social distancing in any manner when you consider our tenting arrangements, transportation on buses, etc., and we trust that each of you respects the difficult decision that had to be made.
After covering the expenses already incurred, we are able to issue refund checks of $250.00, which will be sent out by early May to the address provided on the camper registration forms.
Finally, a note from OJ:
I was selected to coach the USA Deaf Track and Field Team in Poland this July, which has now been postponed to be held in July of 2021 in Brazil. To be able to accept this assignment, I would not be present for ARC in 2021. After 12 years of running Acadian Running Camp, my wife and I have decided to turn it over to Kelley Cullenberg, Aaron Long, and Addie Cullenberg. I am so pleased to know that this awesome camp experience will continue to flourish under these great leaders. ARC has been one of the greatest projects I have ever been a part of and I could not be prouder for what it has become and how it transformed Maine running among high schoolers and the enduring friendships that have ensued.
I wish the current senior class all the best in the years ahead, and I am sorry that you will not have this final camp experience. Please do keep in touch.
Never forget what I always say, it is not your achievement that matters most but rather the kindness you bestow to others.
Be well, and we hope to see you in 2021.
Yours in running,