Coronavirus Information

    UPDATE       as of  Fri., May 22, 4 p.m.
 

Youth Outreach Ministry camp leaders are monitoring information from federal, state, and local public health officials regarding the coronavirus COVID-19. At this time, we are still planning for camp as scheduled, but will be operating with reduced camper capacity due to local health department directives and public safety guidelines.

Below are some additional steps that we are taking to provide a safe, healthy, and fun camp experience:

 

  • Health screenings will be conducted on all campers, family, and friends before admittance to camp facilities.
  • To allow for greater social distancing, fewer campers will be on each team and extra spacing between campers will be provided.
  • To limit the use of shared serving utensils, food will be pre-plated for all campers.
  • To ensure a more contactless check-in experience, payments must be made online or by phone prior to check-in.
     

A healthy environment is always our primary goal through practices designed to prevent the spread of germs. If you have other questions, please contact us. Our staff is eager to help you during this time.

FAQ

We realize there is a great deal of concern right now about the coronavirus; you likely have questions about Discovery Day Camp and efforts to manage it. We want you to be assured that the health of our campers and staff is our highest priority.

Has Discovery Day Camp made changes to any of its scheduled camps for the summer?

No. At this point, we are planning to make the scheduled camp programs available for this summer. We are continuing to monitor this rapidly changing situation and will update here as needed.

What precautions is Discovery Day Camp taking to guard against COVID-19?

We are attentively working with local public health department agencies and following recommendation from the CDC. Preventative measures, including heightened disinfecting and sanitary procedures, have been taken to promote a healthy environment on our campus.

Any other thoughts for us as we plan to attend camp?

We do ask that all potential campers be symptom-free of fever and respiratory illness for at least twenty-four hours before arriving at camp. Thank you for working with us to ensure the health of our campers, staff, and community. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Camp fees for any coronavirus (COVID-19) related cancellation will be refunded upon request. If you have other questions, please contact us. Our staff is eager to help you during this time.

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Safety First

Your child’s health and safety is our highest priority. We are taking the following steps as we monitor health advisories from federal, state, and local agencies in response to current conditions.

We are doing everything we can to make sure your child has a fun, exciting, and safe experience. We can’t wait to see him at camp!

Limiting Capacity to 50%

Due to local health department directives, we will be operating at a reduced participant capacity of 50% this summer.

  • We are accepting participants in order by date of registration.
  • Some campers may be placed on a waiting list or asked to attend a different week.
Conducting Routine Health Screenings

With adherence to local health department advisement, our medical team is working to develop proper screening techniques for campers and staff.

When You Arrive—Check-in
  • As you check in, you will go through a health screening process before entering a camp facility.
  • To help protect our guests and staff, check-in will be as contactless as possible. This screening will include
    • Temperature check
    • Questionnaire
      • Does your camper have any of these symptoms?
        • Cough
        • Shortness of breath
        • Difficulty breathing
      • Has your camper traveled outside the United States in the last two months?
      • Has your camper been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the last two weeks?
  • Once your camper has been screened, they will receive a dated sticker indicating screening has been completed.
While You’re at Camp
  • Daily screening will be conducted for all campers.
  • This screening will include
    • Temperature check
    • Questionnaire
      • If a camper is sick or shows symptoms of COVID-19, isolation rooms will be provided for the camper.
        • Camper’s parents will be notified.
        • Camper will not be able to return to camp until he is tested and receives his results.
          • The camper will only be able to return if the test is negative.
  • Once your camper has been screened, they receive a dated sticker indicating screening has been complete.
Implementing Increased Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices

Our cleaning procedures are in adherence to local health department advisement. We will continue with the directed protocol and increase cleanliness of high-traffic areas and high-touch points throughout each day.

Facility Cleaning Procedures
  • High-touch surfaces will be disinfected after each group uses an area.
  • Game equipment will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • Doors will be left open at high-volume times to decrease contact points.
Personal Hygiene
  • General practices and guidelines will be posted.
  • Masks will be provided for staff.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for entry/exit locations.
  • Increased hand washing will be encouraged.
Practicing Appropriate Social Distancing

Due to local health department directives, we will be implementing appropriate social distancing guidelines throughout all areas of camp.

Check-in
  • Payments must be made online or by phone prior to check-in.
Meals
  • Each meal will be pre-plated.
  • Campers will be spread out in a large dining room to maintain social distancing.
Daily Chapel
  • Campers will be split into two groups.
  • Campers will be spread out to ensure social distancing.
Activities, Games, and Free Time
  • There will be smaller groups for each activity.
  • Classroom desks will be placed 6 feet apart.