2020 Program and Operations Updates

Hello Friends –

We have a few updates to share with you regarding our programs and procedures impacted by COVID-19, but before we get into details we want to take a few moments to reflect.

For more than 25 years, Common Ground has encouraged healthy connections to self, each other and nature as well as being resilient to life’s challenges. It’s at the core of everything we do. During this time, we encourage you to try some healthy ways to put this into action that works best for you. Here are some examples:

  • Smile and laugh a lot!
  • Eat well, hydrate, exercise, and rest well.
  • Practice breathing deeply.
  • Challenge yourself and try something new!
  • Play a game with your family.
  • Call to check on your friends and neighbors.
  • Send someone a card.
  • Take a walk or ride a bike OUTSIDE.
  • Get some sun on your face and breathe!

No matter what you choose, please be sure to embrace the moment with care for yourself and others.

Below are a few updates regarding our office and our programs. As we all know, this is a developing situation and procedures may change as time progresses.

Important Update on the 2020 Season

Hello friends – As always, we hope this message finds you safe and healthy.   We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we carefully weighed several factors impacting our ability to open this season.  After much consideration, we are suspending summer camps, Common Ground Canopy Tours, Life School, and both our Team Building Adventure and Tree Climbing Adventure for the remainder of the 2020 season. This is not an easy decision. We were so excited to celebrate our 25th season of camp this summer, to lead you…

Update regarding all programs through June

Hello Everyone, As always, we hope that this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. We continue to closely watch the developments in our area and the updates from our governor, the CDC, the health department, and more. We want to keep you informed on any updates regarding our programming.  We have made the difficult decision to suspend all programming through June 2020.  However, we are not giving up.  We are very hopeful to offer programming this year for our Common Ground Community. This decision didn’t come…

Camp Update: We are pausing camp registration and financial aid

Hello Camp Families – We are still very optimistic that we will have a Summer Camp season at Common Ground this year.  However, in response to the current uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home orders, we are choosing to pause for a moment.  At this time, we have decided to pause: the acceptance of all camp registrations and financial aid applications, the distribution of financial aid funding, and  the automatic deductions of camp registration payment plans. For our camp families who have already registered, please know that…

Office and Grounds Remain Closed through May 1

Hello Everyone, Now that Ohio’s stay at home order has been extended through May 1, we remain open (working remotely) with our grounds closed to the public. We are still focused on starting our camp season as scheduled (June 15th). All other programs(including ziplining) and rentals will follow the stay at home orders (currently May 1st). Email is the best way to reach us during this period. For email addresses, visit our staff page or email cground@commongroundcenter.org. Stay safe. Your friends at Common Ground

Summer Camp Update

We’d like to take just a few moments to update you on our summer camps in light of the crisis our world is facing. We have made the difficult decision to cancel the new Adventure Leadership Academy for the 2020 season. We were so excited to bring this new camp experience to you, but given the current situation, we must focus our efforts and resources on Earth and Adventure camps. To accommodate older children, we have increased the age limit for both Earth and Adventure Camp to 15 years of age.    You can…

Office Update

Per the Stay at Home order issued for the state of Ohio, the offices of Common Ground and Common Ground Canopy Tour will be closed starting Tuesday, March 24 – Monday, April 6. Our staff will work remotely. While we will check voice mail daily, email is the best way to reach us during this period. For email addresses, visit our staff page or email cground@commongroundcenter.org.

Program Updates

  • We are suspending all Life School Workshops, Team Building Adventures, Tree Climbing Adventures, and Zipline Canopy Tours through April 18, 2020.  We will monitor the situation, reassess at that time, and notify you as soon as we’re able.
  • Regarding all Summer Camps, we will continue to prepare for the scheduled start time of our season by accepting camp registrations and financial aid applications for the summer camp season.  It is our hope that in June our kids will be able to celebrate the summer at Common Ground.
  • Please check back to our website and social media accounts for updates.
  • We will waive all rebooking and cancellation fees for the 2020 season.