Announcement of Virtual Camps and Cancellation of In-Person Camps


May 4, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe and healthy. The well-being of all students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance to us here at Rocky Ridge Music Center. This week, after careful consideration, Rocky Ridge Music Center made the decision to cancel our in-person 2020 Summer Programs in Estes Park in our effort to keep our community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While we are sheltering in place, music-making and learning need not stop. In some sense, we have more freedom to experiment, and try innovative ideas in teaching and performing using technology. Our most amazing, experienced and dedicated faculty and I have been in intense discussions and planning meetings, and I am confident that you will have an extraordinary experience in this new online platform.

It is in this spirit of excitement about new frontier of learning and discovery that we are offering virtual versions of each camp at significantly reduced costs! See our Summer Camps page for more information on each program!

We thank you for your commitment to Rocky Ridge, and wish you and your family well through this unusual period. Please email RRMC@rockyridge.org or call 303- 449-1106 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

-SoYoung Lee

Executive Director


April 24 Update – Letter from Executive Director


Dear Rocky Ridge students and families,

I hope this email finds you in good health. By this time, we had hoped to have more clarity and recommendations from the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment regarding residential summer camp operations in Estes Park. I know that they are planning to issue important guidelines soon. We are thus in a holding pattern for our 78th summer season and have pushed our decision for college and youth summer programs to May 2nd. We realize that families need to know at least one month ahead of scheduled program to make travel plans.Our number one guiding principle continues to be the well-being of our students and community, and we will continue to cooperate and adhere to recommendations of healthcare professionals and agencies regarding the ever-changing management of the COVID-19 crisis.  Should we close, all deposits and tuition paid will be refunded or fully transferred to 2021. If you are able to do so, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider converting the paid tuition as a fully tax-deductible donation to help RRMC weather this difficult period.

I deeply appreciate your patience and commitment to Rocky Ridge during this challenging time.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,
SoYoung LeeExecutive Director

April 24, 2020


Late March Update – Letter from Executive Director


Dear students and families,

Rocky Ridge Music Center is cautiously proceeding with our plans for the 78th summer season in Estes Park. Our number one priority is the well-being of our students and community, and we will continue to cooperate and adhere to recommendations of healthcare professionals and agencies regarding the ever-changing management of COVID-19 crisis.

We have set April 25th as the deadline for deciding if we will open or have partial or full closure. Should we close, all deposits and tuition paid will be refunded or fully transferred to 2021. Or if you are in a position to do so, we would very much appreciate it if you would consider converting the paid tuition as a tax-deductible donation to help RRMC weather this difficult period. Please watch for our email in late April detailing our decision.

We are optimistic and do hope to see you in the mountains this summer. I know that all of us long to be in the company of those who share our love of music, and in a stunning natural environment that we so need for healing and renewal.

We wish you and yours good health during this challenging time.

 

Sincerely,

SoYoung Lee

Executive Director

 

Rev. March 29, 2020


Refund Statement – COVID-19


Rocky Ridge Music Center has been providing transformational music education experiences at our mountain campus since 1942, and over this period has weathered many periods of turmoil, from World War II to the summer of 1968 to the Great Recession. While we take comfort in the surety that like these previous episodes, the coronavirus pandemic will pass, we recognize we will all be challenged with some measure of hardship before it does so. In the spirit of remaining true to our mission of creating community through music, we hope to be able to work with our community of supporters and participants to overcome our current challenges together.

Although we have made no changes to our summer programming at this point, anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the question of when the worst of the pandemic will be behind us is understandably upending the plans of many in our participant community. Therefore, we want to let you know that should you be unable or unwilling to attend a Rocky Ridge program, or in the event that we are required by health authorities to cancel camp due to COVID-19, all tuition and fees paid will be fully transferable. Like other camps in the area, we will treat any amount already paid as a credit to your account that is transferable towards any program offered by Rock Ridge Music Center in 2020-21. Alternatively, with the financial strains this pandemic is placing on our organization, like many other arts education programs, we gratefully ask that you consider converting your payment into a tax-deductible donation if you are in a position to do so.

Additionally, you may wish to explore a third-party insurance carrier for tuition and travel coverage:

https://www.squaremouth.com/20724

We extend our sincere good wishes to you and your family as we weather this storm together.

Rev. March 19, 2020