HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES 

Youthfront Camps

 

Youthfront Camp will be ready to open this summer for youth and their families! 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. We plan to host Camp with the most updated health and safety measures in place. 

As the re-opening phases in Kansas move forward and guidelines evolve, we will continue to work closely with our Medical Director, medical advisory team and local authorities and make the necessary adjustments. The health and safety of our campers is always our top priority.  

Below is a list of key protocols that will be in place this summer at Youthfront Camps. 

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.

Clean Air, Clean Facilities

Some of our program adjustments include more outdoor time for sun and space! Our cabins are being updated with UV Light and Oxidation air scrubbers installed directly into the HVAC systems in every cabin. 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 Youthfront Camp facilities, gathering areas and programs. In addition, meals will be plated rather than buffet style and many indoor activities including, restroom usage, will be managed by staff in shifts. 

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.  This will include recent self quarantine reporting, any test results, and daily home temperature checks from the previous seven days.  Each camper’s temperature will also be taken at check-in and at least twice per day during their stay at camp.  All of our staff will have extra check-ins to watch for any early signs or symptoms of sickness.

Group Dynamics 

Our staff has made adjustments to programs & group activities to protect the health and safety of campers in line with the latest guidance – in some cases keeping students in small cabin groups, making extensive use of new outdoor event venues, or requiring face masks for specific activities. Further, we are strictly limiting outside visitors or essential vendors on Camp property through specific protocols. 

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, separating from the group, evaluation by the Camp Wellness Coordinator, and communication to parents. 

This situation continues to evolve, and we will adapt and adjust our protocols and procedures as we follow the guidance provided by our counties and our Medical Director. As always, the health and safety of our campers and staff remains our top priority.

If you as a parent are not comfortable sending your child to camp this summer, we have other options available including moving your camp session to 2021.

We’re happy to answer any additional questions or share further information with parents about our health and safety procedures. We look forward to providing campers a time of fun, faith and friendship in God’s beautiful creation.

CDC GUIDELINES

The CDC continues to communicate that COVID-19 generally presents with mild symptoms, and occurs more commonly in adults than children.  All people who have respiratory issues or are immune-deficient are at greater risk and should seriously consider not attending camp or any event where social distancing is difficult. 

 

As the details around this pandemic are quickly changing, the latest information can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention webpage at :  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html

The primary guidance from the CDC continues to be:

  • • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • • Avoid touching of your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

  • • Stay home when you are sick.

  • • Cover your cough or sneeze. 

  • • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects using regular household cleaning products.

  • • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

  • • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

If you have further questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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