Summer Camp 2020 FAQs
The current situation with COVID-19 means life at the camp looks very different right now than we thought it would. However, we are looking forward to the summer with hope that we will still be able to host summer camps and are currently accepting registrations. If you have questions not addressed below, please get in touch with us via the contact page.
This situation with coronavirus is ever-evolving, and we don’t know what it will look like in a few weeks or a few months. But our hope is in the Lord, and we are currently preparing for the summer under a modified schedule. If you haven’t had a chance to check our announcement about camps this summer, read it here! We are accepting registrations but know you probably have a lot of questions, so check out the FAQs below!
Will summer camp happen this year?
We are praying, preparing the camp and accepting registrations under a modified schedule. Dates for some camps are changing due to capacity restrictions and staff limitations. We will no longer be hosting two weeks of Youth and Preteen camp, and Girls Mission Camp is moving to the last week of our summer. The summer schedule is now as follows: Boys Mission Camp and Journey Camp (June 29 – July 2), Impact Youth Camp (July 6-10), Preteen Camp (July 13-16) and Girls Mission Camp (July 20-23), though this schedule is still subject to change.
Will campers have to wear masks?
That’s not the current recommendation, so at this point campers will not be required to wear masks.
Will staff wear masks?
We’re not sure what the recommendations will be at the time camp occurs, but at the very least, food service and first aid staff will wear masks and gloves whenever appropriate.
Why do churches have to provide their own counselors?
This policy adds a level of safety by reducing contact between campers and staff from different parts of the state or country. It will also allow us to keep church groups separate from each other to avoid having to social distance everyone at camp.
How many counselors do churches need to send?
Each church will need to send at least two male and two female volunteers. If you have a particularly large group, you might need to send more. Feel free to fill out the contact form in the menu if you have specific questions about your group.
What will happen to deposits if I’m no longer able to attend camp?
We would love for you to roll the deposits over to the same camp next summer or prayerfully consider forgoing them as a donation to our ministry. However, we know that many are facing financial strain during this time, so refunds are also available.
How will the camp program be different to accommodate current government recommendations?
We can’t be 100% sure as camp is still a few weeks away and things will change in that time. Currently, we are working on a program that is mostly outside as well as policies about seating arrangements in and dismissal from larger indoor spaces. By being able to keep church groups as separate as necessary, we should still be able to offer the traditional camp experience this summer.