A Message to Our Friends about COVID-19

Summer Youth Camp COVID-19 Changes

Last Updated: 5/18/21

Youth Camp COVID Plan

Campers will NOT need to wear masks while at Forest Springs this summer.  We are doing everything we can screen campers prior to arriving at camp, keeping them in their cabin groups as much as possible, and eliminating times in the schedule where physical distancing can’t happen. 

With our screening process, daily health checks, keeping groups together, physical distancing, and the following guidelines we are trying to provide each camper with a fun yet safe camp experience.

Registration – Registration will happen in Neale Lodge.

1. Please plan to pre-pay your balance prior to arrival at Forest Springs.

2. Before you leave your home review the pre camp health screen and if you answered yes to any of the above, please contact camp for further guidance. 

3.  All camper’s and parents will have temperatures taken during registration.  We ask that you remain in your car until your Health Screening has been completed.

4.  Once the health screening has been completed you will be directed to the registration line where we ask that you please distance yourselves from other families in line.

5. After you have been through the registration line you will still get a chance to walk your camper to their cabin and meet their counselor.

Daily Health Screening – For the safety of all campers and staff we need you to follow these guidelines.

1. We encourage frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizer.

2. Each camper and summer staff will answer health check questions and have their temperatures checked daily. 

Worship Sessions – Praising God and studying God’s Word is important; therefore, we are still planning to be together.

1. The worship sessions will be held in the Great Room with seating that will accommodate distancing in rows separated front to back. Campers will sit with their cabin at each session.

Meals – Our typical food service style has changed.

1.  Distancing tables by 6ft in the dining hall reduces the number of people who can eat at one time. Therefore, campers will eat in shifts to reduce the number of campers and staff in the dining hall at one time.

2. Meals will be served family style and campers will eat every meal with their cabin.

Program Areas – We desire to still have fun while at camp and stay safe while doing it.

1. If distancing can’t happen between our staff and campers our program staff will wear masks.

2. There will be cups next to the drinking fountain for your use. 

3.  Program area equipment will be regularly disinfected.

4. Distancing will be asked of you while you are in line in the stores. 

Cleaning – Keeping a clean facility will help with slowing the spread of any germs.

1. All dining/eating areas will be disinfected 3 times a day.

2. All bathrooms, doorknobs, and other frequent touched surfaces will be disinfected 3 times a day.

3.  Soap and hand sanitizer dispensers as well as paper towel dispensers have been installed to eliminate having to touch those items.

4. Cabin units will be disinfected daily.

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