We are excited to announce we are hosting our annual Family Camp Weekend October 23-25! While it will look a little different this year, the mission to provide our camper families with a weekend they can experience together remains the same. Here’s what you can expect when attending Family Camp, a retreat or other programming at camp:
As we prepare to host Camp Blessing programming for the first time since March, we want to keep everyone updated on how we plan to keep our campers, volunteers, staff, families and all of our guests as safe as possible. We will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, State of Texas and local authorities and comply with any new regulations that may arise.
We know no two situations are the same, and we encourage everyone to make an informed decision that takes your unique factors into account when considering whether or not to come to camp. As of right now, here are the safety precautions we’re taking and asking our guests to participate in:
- We ask that all retreat and camp programming attendees self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 (see the full list here) beginning 14 days prior to scheduled arrival at camp. If symptoms persist, consult your physician for testing options, and please only attend your retreat/camp session if you have been confirmed negative for COVID-19.
- Upon arrival to camp, everyone that enters the property will be subject to non-invasive temperature checks and COVID-19 related health screening questions by our clinic staff. Those remaining for the duration of camp will be subject to non-invasive temperature checks each day.
- All attendees for Camp Blessing sponsored programming (Family Camp, Respite Weekends, Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp sessions) will be broken into cohorts based on cabins. Intermingling between these cohorts will be limited as much as possible in order to provide more accurate contact-tracing.
- Masks will be required for all staff and volunteers while indoors or when social distancing is not possible, unless they have medical conditions that preclude them from wearing one per State of Texas regulations. Campers that are not required to wear a mask by State of Texas regulations will not be required to wear a mask at camp, unless their parents or guardians request it.
- We will continue to implement rigorous cleaning and sanitization measures. All common areas and equipment for activities will be sanitized between uses, and hand sanitizing stations will be made readily available around camp. All guests will be required to use hand sanitizer prior to meals.
- Signage will be placed around camp reminding the importance of following guidelines.
- All of our staff will undergo additional training, and several will be designated to oversee fulfillment of these policies.