After seven years of serving families on the Palouse as the home of safe, clean fun, Bonkerz Playcenter is taking a rest. Our current public health climate has made group family play in close proximity much less desirable in the eyes of our young family population.
Many of you know that we were closed from March 16 to June 1, 2020 due to the local and state public health emergency orders. We reopened the Playcenter for a limited-seat Summer Camp and then a Stay, Play and Learn Camp for kiddos involved in the Moscow Public School hybrid plan for the fall semester. We loved really getting to know and care for some great kiddos in the Camps, but we could not generate a level of interest that would support fiscal sustainability.
To those of you who came to the “Bit of Bonkerz” liquidation sale, and who hopefully walked away with some good memories (at a good price!), thank you for helping us through the painful part of this chapter in the Bonkerz story.
We are deeply grateful to the people of Intersect Community Church for their steadfast support of our mission through thousands of hours of volunteer labor and tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions.
We also wish to thank the original owners of Bonkerz, Jim & Deb Allen and Barry & Anna McGarrah, for their vision for a safe, clean place for family fun and their assistance over the last three years as the Palouse Alliance for Children and Families has owned and operated the Playcenter.