A Word About COVID-19

Updated as of November 7th, 2020

When thinking about and planning for camp next summer, we know you have questions, specifically about camper health and safety. The safety of our campers, summer staffers, and location staff is our utmost priority. We continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on camp. We are working with our location contacts to be aware of the safety and cleaning protocols they are implementing and planning so we know what we need to do in addition. We remain committed to providing the camp experience that you have come to expect from us.

While we cannot answer all questions at this time, we want to begin informing you of the precautions that we are continuing to evaluate and plan.

At a minimum, we will be performing the following steps:

1. We will abide by the policies of local authorities. Because our camps take place throughout different areas of the country, we will adjust our capacities and procedures to accommodate at minimum what local authorities are requiring. This will mean that some locations have different requirements and policies than others.

2. Train our staff on necessary preventative health and safety protocols, as well as a plan for handling symptoms or exposure identified at camp.

3. Perform daily health screenings and temperature checks on staff members, requiring anyone not feeling well to seek medical attention and be quarantined, if becoming ill.

4. Provide necessary supplies for common/shared spaces including but not limited to hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant cleaner, extra face masks, etc.

5. Perform routine cleaning on a daily basis, in addition to those services provided by our location contacts to all meeting spaces and all equipment and supplies used.

6. Make adjustments to our schedule and programming in an effort to ensure a safe and healthy camp environment. We are evaluating our schedule to accommodate possible reduced capacities and social distancing, especially in large group areas such as auditoriums and dining halls. This may require us to provide more than one meal and worship times. We are also evaluating all areas of programming to make sure activities are appropriately social distanced, without contact and using single-use or easily sanitized items.

At a minimum, we will ask all campers (students/kids/adults) to abide by the following guidelines:

1. Pass a health screening and temperature check before leaving for camp, upon arriving to camp, and on a daily basis during the camp session.

2. Whenever possible, maintain social distancing (at least 6’) from other individuals.

3. If required by local guidelines or the camp venue, wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when unable to maintain 6’ social distancing from others. Each camper is responsible for bringing their own face covering to camp.

4. Be respectful and intentional about protecting your own health and that of others.

5. Engage in enhanced hygiene practices such as regular hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.

6. Comply with staff member instructions and requests related to the expectations above.

**Disclaimer: The above guidelines are subject to change. Our goal is to provide regular COVID updates, so be sure to check back on a regular basis.