To our Hollywood HEART community –
From our hearts to yours, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well. As we’ve watched the COVID-19 pandemic unfurl, each of you has been in our thoughts.
Last week, in conjunction with our partners at One Heartland, we made the heartbreaking decision to cancel our 2020 session of Camp Hollywood HEART. It is an incredibly difficult decision, but it is the right one. Camper safety has and always will be our number one priority. And with so many uncertainties around the future state of public health, we could not take any risks by holding what would have been our 25th summer camp.
We know, and we’re sure you do too, that camp is not just a physical place or time. Camp lives in our hearts, it’s with us every day. And, we believe the communities we serve need the arts now more than ever.
We are exploring the possibility of offering our programming online for the first time in our history. Our goal is to create a virtual Camp Hollywood HEART this summer – connecting young artists with teaching artists, bringing together new communities, and continuing to cultivate confidence, creativity, and self-esteem. We’re already working with our partners at One Heartland to connect with families and campers to learn what programming is needed, and how best to deliver.
Now we need to hear from you. We’re asking our community (yes, that means you) to answer just a few short questions so we can learn how to best translate the magic of Hollywood HEART into an online setting.
If you’re a camper (or former camper), or a HH programming participate, click here: https://forms.gle/tcNqoQtbogn7KcM19
If you’re a teaching artist, click here: https://forms.gle/JshP1eYCpopwTQg2A
If you’re a member of the Hollywood HEART community, click here: https://forms.gle/npgdyM4KcM7ansZr5
These questionnaires should take less than 10 minutes, and we’d love to hear from you by Wednesday! Help us spread the word! Like this post, leave a comment telling us how you’re doing, and tag a camp friend so they know to complete their questionnaire too!
Most importantly, we want you to know Hollywood HEART is here for you. We believe the arts have the power to connect, encourage, and heal, and nothing can change that. 2020 is proving to be a year of challenges, experimentation, and ultimately, growth. We will be in touch as we progress.
– Team Hollywood HEART