Earlier today the Diocese of Virginia announced that the Shrine Mont Camps will be suspended for the 2020 summer. This is very sad news for Shrine Mont and the many young people who attend and work at the camps.
Shrine Mont is not closed for the 2020 summer. Our mission requires that we be “A Place Apart” and we are doing all we can to be a welcoming and safe destination for you during these strange times.
Beginning on the weekend of May 29 there will be 10 cottages available for rent in a similar fashion to our winter rental program. These will be available to households currently living together. Our guests will be asked to follow the same safety and social distancing practices as they would in their homes and not gather with guests staying in other cottages. At this time Shrine Mont will not provide any food service and our public spaces (Virginia House, Brown Hall, Art Hall) will be closed. Each available cottage has a kitchen for our guests to make their own meals and there are local restaurants offering home delivery or pickup.
Shrine Mont does offer 1,200 acres of nature for guests to enjoy while hiking, porching, golfing at Bryce and many other activities where all can enjoy our facility while also staying safe.
There are a number of precautions we must take to provide our guests the safest environment possible and we are following guidelines set forth by the CDC and health department to protect our staff and guests. All visitors will also be asked to follow strict guidelines for everyone’s safety and these will be posted on our website in the near future.
Watch our Covid-19 page for additional updates on Shrine Mont's efforts to be here for you.