Summer is officially here and our campus is beginning to buzz. We began our Phase 1 limited reopening of the building on June 1 for essential services. We are encouraged by the success of our camps, hosting food and blood drives, and continuing our farm operations and virtual programming. Refer to the infographic below to see the impact of these services.
The health and safety of our community members and staff remains our top priority. Our limited reopening has allowed for the methodical assessment of our policies and procedures. We are using what we learn to help us reopen for as many families and community members as possible this fall. Our fall reopening decisions will also be guided and dependent on the health department and state guidelines.
There is still time to join us for camp this summer. Our Early Childhood Center camp (toddlers – Pre-K) and Cherryvale Day Camp (entering Kindergarten – 11 years old) summer sessions have limited space available in July and August.
We have begun to build our Phase 2 work plan for our fall reopening. Our priority is being responsive to community needs. This includes serving all of our currently-enrolled ECC families, rethinking our building space usage, and exploring the potential for in-person events and rentals. In addition, we will continue to create virtual, and potentially hybrid programs (in-person and online), understanding that even as our communities reopen, there will still be a need for virtual offerings.
We are committed to racial justice, to amplifying the voices of People of Color and Jews of Color, and to continually reflect on the ways in which we can be better, both as an organization and within our community.
We are having extensive conversations and taking measures to critically reflect on the areas in which we can grow and improve. We have convened our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee and started to create opportunities for meaningful conversation as a community. Join us for Poetry and Action: Using Spoken Word to Discuss Racism.
We understand that this work cannot be done overnight and will require a long-term commitment. In the coming days, weeks, and months, we will share specific goals we have set for the Boulder JCC.
Thank you for your support of the JCC. We will continue to send updates to the community as we approach fall.