- About PSMS
Although at the time of the Spore Print deadline the Ben Woo Chairs were still working on planning the Ben Woo foray, we were forced to concede (with heavy hearts) that this year is not possible. The PSMS Board had a virtual meeting last night (June 2) and voted to postpone the 2020 Ben Woo foray till 2021.
Phase 4 WA State restrictions would permit our usual 100 attendees, but only with social distancing. This facility is not conducive to social distancing with 100 attendees due to space considerations. Pierce County is still in Phase 1 at this time, they have not yet been approved even for Phase 2.
We considered restricting the event to 50 people but with fewer people the overall cost per person increased quite a bit. We also calculated that the qualifications for social distancing with only 50 people would not be met either, since we would be relegated to ONLY the main lodge where each room would have 2-3 people.
The potential for loss of significant deposits and fees pertaining to this event was highly likely if we proceeded but were later forced to cancel for any reason. At this point the camp is willing to work with us and apply our first deposit to next year.We look forward to next year’s Ben Woo foray! We will publish details in Spring of 2021. Please contact one of us if you have any questions.