6.23.2020 YCM Update- A letter from CEO Tim Surratt

At YCM, our greatest hope is to offer opportunities to serve the church and present the Gospel to young people. At this point, ALL of our 2020 summer events have been cancelled.  We are hard at work forming a “virtual” camp experience that will be available to you on our website soon! 

The safety of our YCM family, our churches, and the people working at our venues are our utmost concern. Please know this. Our guiding motivation is the care of our churches and the young people we serve.  We’re here for you. We’re praying for you. A virus can’t stop us from serving you and the local church. 

We have collected deposits thus far, and I’m asking you to please understand that those funds have been spent in preparation for our camps, overhead costs, and  in non-refundable deposits to venues, insurance, band, and speakers.  At this point, YCM simply does not have the funds to refund your deposits. We hope to be able to apply those deposit funds to an event next year. We want to discuss all the options with you, so please contact the office at 423-624-2495 if you have any questions. 

Please understand, we want to remain able to provide even better camps and conferences to you in the future, which impacts our spending and refund policies right now. Insurance carriers have made it clear that event insurance policies do not include COVID19 losses in their coverage. 

Thank you for your patience, understanding and grace during this unprecedented summer.  We can’t wait to see you in 2021! 



About Laura Hertgers

Laura has been with YCM since 2010; beginning as the Assistant Director of Son Servants and now branching out across the ministry, she works for both conferences and missions. She lives in Chattanooga with her husband, Daniel and sweet baby boy Noah.

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