You have been on our minds as we come upon the familiar habits of the spring and summer months. Usually, the Emma campus is buzzing with preparations for end-of-year traditions, Commencement, Reunion, and of course, GirlSummer. This year, due to COVID-19, our campus is quiet though our work in crafting reimagined experiences does indeed keep us abuzz in our home work spaces.
Our community is at the forefront of our thinking. We, like you, have had to adjust most everything we do for the safety, wellbeing, and advancement of our community. As such, and with the considered eye towards safely opening school at the end of August for our students, we have made the decision to cancel the on-campus GirlSummer experience for 2020. This includes both boarding and day programs.
I know you join me with feelings of wistfulness and curiosity about how we can still have a shared experience this summer. Good news! We are with you in this and are building out a Virtually GirlSummer experience which will be fully loaded with videos and online content inspiring girls to BE, MOVE, and MAKE this summer. Virtually GirlSummer will be available for two weeks- July 6-17- and offer both live and pre-loaded engagement opportunities. It’s important that we join together and delight in shared experiences just as we always do each summer.
More information regarding Virtually GirlSummer will be shared in the coming weeks. In the meantime, mark your calendar for July 6-17. If you are already registered for GirlSummer, know that we will cancel your registration and issue you a full refund in the coming week. For planning purposes, short form registration for Virtually GirlSummer will be shared with you via email in the coming weeks and participation is free. Consider this our way of staying connected with you this summer.
Thank you for your generous and cheerful notes this spring. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to sharing our reimagined GirlSummer experience with you soon.