Summer Camp COVID Update
April 15th, 2021
Plans are in progress for a safe and welcoming summer camp experience for children and youth. There are several safety measures we will have in place, likely for this summer only. They include:
- Hired summer counselors to limit outside exposure
- Activities scheduled in small groups who will remain together for most of camp
- Adjustments to community activities such as campfires and worship that honor the purpose of the activities as well as safety recommendations
- Emphasis on outdoor activities
- Changes to mealtime routines
- Campers will not be permitted to leave camp for an event and return to camp because of the safety of other campers in the group
- Staff policies are implemented to encourage full vaccination and limited outside exposure
- Handwashing stations will be placed around the camp and staff will enforce regular handwashing for campers
- Water for hydration will be placed throughout the camp and campers encouraged to drink water frequently
- Masks will be worn by all campers and staff when indoors or in outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible – the exception will be the campers’ cabin, swimming, and when seated around a dining table
As we monitor recommendations, we will sometimes change procedures. One change is that we will not be doing extra anti-viral cleaning. The CDC has determined that the virus spreads through the air, and the use of masks, physical distancing, and frequent handwashing are the appropriate responses. We will continue to provide hand sanitizer in cabins. Continue to monitor the website for updates.
Additionally, there will be guidelines for campers that will include recommendations for what to do before coming to camp as well as a screening process used during registration.
Retreat and Event COVID Guidelines
January 21st, 2021
Our mission is to provide a sanctuary where people connect with God, experience creation, and build Christian community. Sanctuary is only possible when people feel safe, so it is important that you know how that safety is to be provided. The following guidelines and protocols are meant to identify the specific responsibilities of Camp Mack and our guests to maintain the safest possible environment. They are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Kosciusko County Health Department.