As 2020 began, bringing the COVID-19 Pandemic with it, it was quickly evident that so many things were not going to be able to go on as planned because of the new normal brought on by the virus.

This is our second in a series of Camp families sharing with us their family’s ‘why’ in 2020. Our oldest campers, the rising seniors, were likely more concerned than others that their final year of Camp was not going to be the same. Yes, we had to BUFF UP! and take other safety precautions but we feel that we made good on our promise that Camp would be Camp. 

Why the Stafford Family ❤️ Camp Ozark

Amy and Rick Stafford of Shreveport, Louisiana have trusted the Ozark difference for years, and that was no different in 2020 as they sent their daughter for her final summer as a camper.

“I just wanted to send the Torn Family and all the Camp Ozark staff a huge thank you! In such uncertain times, you provided my child with two amazing weeks of normalcy. While many other camps chose to close for the summer, you accepted the challenge and provided a safe and fun environment once again. My daughter is 17, and the work ethic that you have modeled for her is Incomparable! Thank you for accepting the challenge, rising above, and giving my child an unforgettable final year as a camper!

Here at Camp Ozark, we will always be committed to providing the best experience for kids through our commitment to excellence. Whatever it takes, that is our mission.

Special thanks to the Stafford family for sharing their thoughts.

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