Hello friends, families, participants & community of Twin Eagles,
Amidst the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic, including the declaration of a national emergency this past Friday, we here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School are committed to showing up fully present and making the best possible choices for all of life both now and into the future.
It's completely natural to have feelings of fear, uncertainty and anxiety through this process of trying to stay up to date on this rapidly evolving situation. It's also very important for each of us to do our best to stay calm and centered at this time in order to make the best possible decisions moving forward.
With that in mind, this is where we stand:
It is easy to experience this situation as a burden and a difficulty, but we must stay disciplined to find the gifts that this situation brings. This isn't meant to take away from the very real hardships and suffering caused by this situation, but to help us move forward positively. Here are a few of the gifts we see coronavirus bringing:
- Safety is a primary concern and a real need for all of us.
- Now is the time to practice community-mindedness. We are all connected. Let us extend the same care to others whether we know them well or not.
- This is an opportunity to slow down and practice self-care.
- This is an opportunity to acknowledge our feelings and emotions and not let fear take over. There are healthy ways to express emotions so that our actions can be taken from a calm and centered place
- It is likely that this virus will unfairly have a greater impact on those most vulnerable, including older people and those with compromised immune systems.
- Those with greater abundance are being called on to help those in need.
We at Twin Eagles are staying up-to-date on this pandemic, following our local, city, county and state protocols, and responding in a sensible and centered manner.
- We are being called to care for the whole rather than just the individual. Our greatest imperative is to "flatten the curve" in order to spread out the impact over a greater period of time so that our health care systems don't get overrun with patients.
- We are being asked to slow down, be at home, and tend to our family and hearth. Social distancing and avoiding group settings are the best way to reduce the negative impact of this virus.
- This is an important opportunity to connect with nature right now. It's one of the safest and healthiest places to be, and helps bring us back to our own true nature.
We are CANCELLING all programs from now through the end of April 2020
Since our programs run throughout the Inland Northwest, we are closely monitoring responses from leadership in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington.
The coronavirus pandemic is creating hardships for many, including us here at Twin Eagles Wilderness School. We are committed to doing everything we can to lessen the impact on all, including program participants, families, Twin Eagles staff, and our greater community.
For programs scheduled to begin between now and the end of April 2020 that are being canceled due to COVID-19, we are offering 100% refunds. If you are able to, our request is for you to please choose a program credit rather than a credit card refund so that the impact of COVID-19 will be lessened on Twin Eagles. Credits are good for one year, can be used for any family member, and are not transferable to anyone outside your family.
For year round programs, regular cancellation policy applies however remaining dates that may be canceled due to COVID-19 are eligible for program credit.
For programs scheduled to begin in May 2020 as well as all of our 2020 Summer Camps, we are currently planning on running them as scheduled. Our normal cancellation policy applies:
If future Twin Eagles programs are canceled due to COVID-19 we will issue you a 100% full refund or credit.
- Cancellations and transfers made 14 or more days before the first day of the program will receive a full refund, less $50 non-refundable deposit per individual registration.
- Cancellations and transfers made 1-13 days before the first day of the program will receive a refund of 50% of the total program tuition.
- Cancellations and transfers made the first day of the program or later will receive no refund or credit. This includes if you do not show up.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please reach out to us directly via email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or at our office phone 208-265-3685.
Moving forward, we each have a responsibility to serve the whole by minimizing the collective negative impacts of this virus through social distancing. We encourage you to reach out to those who are most vulnerable at this time, especially those who may not have support.
Spend time outside and practice the quiet mind and gratitude for this beautiful planet, and the simple gifts of life that we have and are so easy to take for granted. As always the choices we make today impact the lives that we and future generations will live tomorrow. Let's make the very best possible choices we can to create a brighter future for all!
With much love,
Tim Corcoran & Jeannine Tidwell,
Founders & Directors, Twin Eagles Wilderness School