CAMP, WITH CARE

Safety Protocols and Precautions

As always, the health and well-being of our campers and staff remain our first priority. Building on the learnings and insights from camps across the country, we are all effectively adapting and confidently preparing for summer 2021. We have modified programming and adopted medical protocols and safety standards in alignment with guidance on COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Indiana State Department of Health, American Camp Association (ACA), Decatur County Health Department and our Camp Board of Managers.

Our facilities have undergone some significant modifications; dining hall service, protocols and schedules have been enhanced; and programs will run with smaller groups. Even with these reassuring measures, our objective remains for camp to feel like “home” as we create the sense of community and the camaraderie that only camp can provide.

 

GENERAL PROTOCOLS

  • Our 2021 medical protocols are designed using the CDC/ACA field guide and Indiana state and county Department of Health guidelines.

  • Our health center will be staffed by nurses with resources in assessing COVID-19. 

  • We have all necessary PPE for our medical staff.

  • Our programs are designed in response to the CDC and our state’s social distancing, small group cohorts, and cleanliness and sanitation requirements.

  • Masks will be worn by all staff when social distancing isn’t possible (e.g., zipline).

  • Campers will complete a COVID-19 exposure questionnaire during check in and temperatures will be checked.

  • Campers will also complete a daily screening and temperature check.

 

MASKS

All persons age 5 and older are required to wear face masks when they are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others and while in shared spaces outside of the cabin. We recognize that there are questions surrounding face coverings and how they are feasible in the day-to-day life of camp. Please be assured that staff will provide guidance throughout the week. We also understand there are some exceptions to this order and if you or your family members meet these criteria, please communicate with the Camp Director before camp and upon arrival.

 

STAFF

  • Complete a pre-arrival COVID-19 self-assessment 

  • Participate in a required Opening Day screening 

  • Complete daily screening and temperature check 

 

FACILITY UPDATES

  • All sink faucets have been converted to touchless units.

  • Touchless soap and hand-towel dispensers have been installed across camp.

  • Waterless (no touch) urinals have been added to male restrooms.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are dispersed across camp and at every cabin and dining hall table.

  • Cabin flooring has been converted from carpet to VCT planks.

  • Sneeze guards have been installed between bunks.

  • Electrostatic chargers have been added to air returns in cabins.

  • Additional exhaust fans have been added to some buildings.

  • Touchless bottle fillers have been added.

  • Antiviral Electrostatic Backpack sprayers will fog each cabin, building, program supply room daily.

  • Program equipment will undergo antiviral cleaning/wipe down between users.

 

SPECIFIC PROGRAM MEDICAL PROTOCOLS

AND PRACTICES NON-SUMMER PROGRAMS

  • Fall Weekend Health Assessment and Temperature Form

No matter what, Camp will continue to focus on what’s always been most important: safety, character development, inclusion, engagement, learning new skills, building confidence, fostering independence, inspiring the next generation of young men and women to help make our world a better place. And let’s not forget, making sure camp is a whole lot of fun!  As we finalize plans and details, we will update our Camp families throughout the spring of 2021.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.