General COVID Prevention
The safety of our campers, staff and guests is our #1 concern, always. As such, we have developed a COVID-19 response plan. Here are some of the most important details our plan:
As we have developed our response plan, we have followed guidance from LARA – The part of the Michigan State government that provides supervision for Camp Operations, as well as direction from the Allegan County health department, and the CDC. We will continue to monitor those sources and take their suggestions in to careful consideration.
Camp has always been about being outdoors, and will continue to be so. This is a huge advantage for us at camp, and we will play to this advantage. Not only will we do the normal activities outdoors, but we will do as many activities outdoors as possible! This includes eating meals outside as much as the weather will permit and avoiding indoor programming as much as possible. In 2021, we were able to have nearly 90% of our activities outdoors and we plan to make 2022 more of the same!
Having a clean facility is paramount to ensuring high levels of sanitation and promoting a healthy environment. This has always been a high priority, and we will be increasing and upgrading our disinfecting procedures throughout camp.
Campers will be encouraged to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly. This will include between activities, group times, when entering a building, before eating, etc.
Mask wearing is a great method of prevention, so anyone(camper, staff or visitor) who would like to wear a mask is welcome to do so!
To decrease exposure between camper cabins groups, we will be using cabin group scheduling. 2 staff members and up to 12 campers will share a daily schedule . .
Large groups congregating is something we will be trying to avoid. To facilitate this, we will be implementing drive-thru drop off and pick up. We ask you to arrive at main camp and remain in your car. Our staff will greet you and help you through the process.
We are asking our camp families to help us keep everyone safe by considering these guidelines. If we all work together, we can have a very fun, SAFE and successful summer!
Please monitor your camper’s health prior to arrival. If the child is exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 or experiences symptoms, Please contact us immediately. If a camper experiences symptoms or test positive, please keep them home.
Testing is NOT required; However, if a family chooses to test before camp we would be grateful to know that you have had a negative test before arrival.
We are encouraging all families to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone who is eligible.