Your child’s safety is our highest priority! We have reviewed the guidelines released from the Oregon Health Authority for summertime day camps and have put the necessary safety protocols in place. If you would like to read the full document on day camp guidelines, please click here.
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Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns about sending your child to our Camp Good News® program this year.
Below are the precautions we will have in place to ensure your child’s safety while attending Camp Good News.
- Educate our Camp Staff prior to the week of camp on new health guidelines and sanitizing protocols.
- Limit number of registrations to 50 to ensure ease of physical distancing between groups of campers.
- Campers will be split into five groups of 10 campers (referred to as a “Stable Group”.). Each group will be rotated between their different activities, with staff sanitizing between groups use of rooms, tables, game equipment, etc.
- Our staff will request that staff and campers arrive to camp healthy.
- Each day of camp, campers (and staff) will need to go through a health screening. This screening will entail a required temperature check and answering a few questions about possible symptoms. This will be done from the campers vehicle for a contact-less dropoff.
- All camp staff directly working with campers will be required to wear a face covering (As required by OHA). Other staff (teachers, pianist, craft leaders, etc.) will be recommended to wear a mask, but not required if they are able to maintain a distance greater than 6ft from the campers and fellow staff.
- Campers are recommended to wear a face covering while indoors, but will not be required.
- Campers will be instructed in proper hygiene etiquette (covering sneezes and coughs, how to properly wash hands, etc.). Posters will also be posted as reminders in restrooms, next to hand sanitizers, and other visible areas.
- Hand sanitizing products will be readily available throughout the campus. All campers and staff will be required to wash their hands before consuming food and after using the restroom.
- Restrooms will be sanitized between use of each stable group.
- Frequently touched surfaces (such as doorknobs, light switches, handles, etc.) will be sanitized daily or if possible, several times a day.
- Our staff will strive to maintain physical distancing for daily activities and curriculum, keeping at least six (6) feet between individuals as we are able. Stable groups will be kept apart from each throughout the camp day, except during the morning chapel. This will be held outside and staff will be required to keep groups more than 6ft apart from each other.
- Snacks will either be pre-packaged or prepared in advance while following food handling protocols. Campers and staff will be asked to not share any food during lunch or snack times.
- When riding in a vehicle (when headed to the pool), campers will be seated apart from each other as much as vehicle size will allow. Drivers and staff will be required to wear a mask while in the vehicle. The seats and hard surfaces will be sanitized between each Stable Groups use.
In accordance with OHA’s guidelines for summertime day camps, we have prepared a Communicable Disease Management Plan.