HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES 

Youthfront Camps

Youthfront Camp is excited to host youth and families again this summer!  We understand how valuable Camp is in developing the faith of students and realize that now, more than ever, students are craving connection with God and community. As we did in the summer of 2020, we plan to host Camp with the most updated health and safety measures in place.

As guidelines evolve, we will continue to work closely with our Medical Director, medical advisory team and local authorities to make the necessary adjustments.

The health & safety of our campers is always our top priority. 

Below, as of March 1, 2021, is a list of key protocols that will be in place for summer of 2021. 

2021 Health & Safety Protocols

Expert Guidance

Our Medical Director, a physician, along with a generous group of other physicians, nurses and lab technicians, volunteer their time to review and guide all of our health protocols. This ensures our health and safety measures at Camp are in line with the latest CDC and local recommendations and meet the highest standards.  This team will meet regularly leading up to and during the summer season.  They will guide us in any changes that can or should be made throughout the summer.

This team will meet regularly leading up to and during the summer season.  They will guide us in any changes that can or should be made throughout the summer.

Group Dynamics 

Our staff has made adjustments to programs and group activities to protect the health and safety of campers in line with the latest local guidance – in some cases keeping students in small cabin groups for programs as well as requiring face masks for certain activities. Until further notice, we are strictly limiting outside visitors or essential vendors on Camp property.

Clean Air, Clean Facilities

Some of our program adjustments include more outdoor time for sun and space! Our cabins have been updated with high quality HEPA type air filters in the HVAC systems. And we’ve established stringent sanitizing and cleaning protocols throughout Camp – from cabins and surfaces to sports equipment.

Team Training

Each summer, our staff serving at Camp have a full two weeks of extensive training on all of our protocols and safety procedures before campers arrive. Our staff are ready to partner with campers and parents in ensuring everything from consistent hand hygiene to daily health monitoring while at Camp. 

Hand Hygiene Plus

Our staff will oversee strict hand sanitizing procedures with strategically placed hand sanitizing stations throughout camp facilities and programs.

Health Screening 

In addition to our standard medical questionnaire, all campers will be screened with specific questions regarding COVID-19 before arriving and upon check-in at Camp.  Each camper’s temperature will be taken at check-in and on a regular basis during their stay at Camp.

Any adult or child over the age of 16 is encouraged to get a vaccine if possible.  We also encourage any camper to obtain a negative Covid-19 test within three days of attending Camp.  We are highly encouraging any vulnerable in the camper’s household (elderly, immunocompromised) to get the Covid-19 vaccine at least five weeks before their student attends Camp.

Parents as Partners  

In the event a student does get ill at Camp, our staff and Medical Director have a plan in place for immediate action. This plan would include, immediate separation from the group, evaluation by the Camp Wellness Supervisor along with a Registered Nurse or Physician, and communication to parents. 

*A Note About Vaccines and the Vulnerable:

At this time, we do not know what stage the vaccine roll-out will be for the summer of 2021 or how close we’ll be to “herd immunity” in our area.  We are highly encouraging each full-time staff, summer staff, adult volunteer and campers over the age of 16 to get vaccinated if at all possible at least five weeks before attending Camp.  At a minimum, we are highly encouraging any vulnerable person in the camper’s household (elderly, immunocompromised etc.) to get the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible. 

We’re happy to answer any additional questions or share further information with parents about our health and safety procedures. As the details around this pandemic are always changing, the latest information can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. 

We look forward to providing campers a time of fun, faith and friendship in God’s beautiful creation.

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