COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
We are committed to updating timely communication as we continue to closely monitor information related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Our highest priority is, and always will be, the safety, health and well-being of our camp community.
We are excited to bring back our campers this summer! Our programs are designed to make the camp experience transformative, meaningful, and fun. At the same time, we are committed to high standards of health, safety, and quality in this unprecedented time. Based on anticipated COVID-19 conditions and best practices, here are some things you might expect at Covenant Cedars Bible Camp:
Registration and Cancellation
People who are at high risk for illness, have been recently exposed to coronavirus, or have related concern of the health risks are encouraged to consider their ability to attend camp before registering.
If you must cancel due to COVID-19 exposure, illness, or related concern, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Alternatively, you may transfer your deposit and fees to a future camp. In the event of a camp cancellation or closure by Covenant Cedars Bible Camp due to COVID-19, all registration fees, including deposit, will be refunded.
Prior to camp, we ask that all of our guests and campers self-monitor any possible symptoms. If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with coronavirus, we ask that you stay home. Upon arrival, campers will undergo temperature screening as well as daily temperature readings at breakfast.
Campers will be placed in a cabin of approximately 8-10 campers and two counselors. Campers will also be placed in a larger “pod” of about 30-40 campers (4-5 cabin groups). Distancing, outdoor environments, and masks are all mitigation techniques that will be utilized when appropriate.
Masks and Physical Distancing
We will require that all campers and staff wear masks in all indoor facilities, including session, craft building, canteen, and when entering the dining hall. Masks are not required outdoors, inside cabins or when seated during mealtimes.
Our outdoor environment will be heavily utilized for as much programming as possible. We plan to allow for more outdoor activities and mealtimes. We anticipate most camp activities being available, but possibly in adapted forms, such as in pods or cabin groups rather than larger gatherings.
Sanitization and Cleaning
High-touch areas of our site and facilities will be sanitized at an increased rate. New hand-washing and sanitizer stations will be added to key areas, including the dining hall, activity building, canteen, and tower.
Suspected or Confirmed Cases
Any case of COVID-19 at camp will result in clear and timely communication to family members, quarantining and medical care for the camper, supervised and programmed isolation of the camper, and close work with our local health department. If a case is confirmed, we will work with you to arrange a plan for pick-up, which must happen immediately. Parents of campers in the cabin group will also be notified and given the option for pickup or to remain at camp for the duration of the week.
Again, camper health and safety are our highest priority, and we intend to adjust our plans as health restrictions change. For any other questions or concerns, please contact our camp office at 402-757-3241.