Help support Beacon Lodge during this time of need.
COVID-19 has proven to be especially dangerous to those with underlying medical conditions, which includes most of our campers who attend sessions at Beacon Lodge. The office of Governor Wolf has instructed that all gathering of groups of people be cancelled to 'flatten the curve'. This effort is not intended to eliminate the threat posed by COVID-19, but rather to spread the impact on the medical system over a longer period of time. This means the virus will still be an issue during our camping season. Due to this, members of the Board of Directors of Pa Lions Beacon Lodge Camp have decided to cancel the 2020 camping season.
Watching all of our careful preparations dissolve in the wake of this pandemic is disheartening. However, we know that we are part of an organization that has been built by generations of Pennsylvania Lions over the past 72 years, and our spirits are lifted by their legacy. We are eagerly looking forward to our 2021 camping season.
To get to 2021, we must first make it through these troubling times. The facilities at Beacon Lodge are such that we cannot simply lock the doors and walk away. We have certain requirements to meet in terms of our permits through the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Health. With the cancellation of the Work Weekends, there are many maintenance items which will need to be completed. We will also need to have staff available to address the multitude of questions and concerns that will inevitably come from our campers, who will feel abandoned if there is no one to answer. Completing these tasks and filling these rolls requires funding.
Please consider supporting Beacon Lodge during this unprecedented time.