RYC 2021 Status

A special message from Jackie:

It grieved me deeply that we were unable to have camp this past summer. They say that we are not out of the woods yet with this pandemic. It is our intention to have camp this summer but we do not know what restrictions or mandates will be placed upon us yet. We will be staying in constant contact with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Franklin County Health Department.

For those who say “there’s nothing to it, 95% don’t get very sick,” let me say that I have personally lost a number of good friends, some near kinsmen, and brothers and sisters in Christ. I can assure you that their suffering and the grief on the part of their families was very real. Based on the many reports that the greater part of the population have not yet received their 1st dose of vaccine and with the waiting period for the 2nd dose, that will put us over into April at the earliest before most could be vaccinated and have some immunity. We have been told that the necessity of masking will continue for some time. Whatever anyone’s thoughts may be, as a licensed camp, we must be guided by the mandates of ADPH and the Franklin County Health Department.

We will keep you posted. Our prayers are with you. We love each and everyone of you. We will look forward hopefully to seeing you in the Summer. 


Joycelyn Manning

Some difficult news from our dear friend and long-time counselor Joycelyn Manning that she’s asked us to share:

You may have already heard, but I wanted to let some of my special friends know, from me, that I’m needing your prayers, please.

I have been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. This has come as a shock that I’m still trying to grasp. 

My surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. 

We’re trying to be positive and see the opportunities and blessings we encounter in this adventure.


Joycelyn and Janet in their painting porch at RYC.