Please READ before registering campers!
The Board Members of Teenage Christian Camp believe that having camp is a vital activity for young people and teens. We enlisted a panel of our camp nurses and other medical professionals familiar with our camp facility to determine what would be necessary for us to conduct camp in a manner to promote safety for campers and staff.
Therefore, Teenage Christian Camp will operate under the following procedures for all weeks of the 2021 camping season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. When you register your child or children for camp, you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines for any week a camper is in attendance.
- All staff must have been fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to the camp week worked; or, show proof of active antibody titers or negative COVID-19 test in the week prior to camp.
- Camp applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Payment at time of registration is required to reserve a space.
- Where practical, cabins will participate in activities as a group (meals, chapel, etc).
- Cabin ventilation will be increased with addition of fans in each cabin - one pulling fresh air into the cabin and one pushing air outside.
- Health and temperature checks will be conducted by counselors morning and night.
- Frequently touched fixtures (doorknobs, faucet handles, etc) will be sanitized daily.
- Schedules for showers and meals will be set and staggered by cabin groups.
- Only one adult per camper will be allowed on the camp grounds for registration. Any other children or adults should remain in the vehicle until departure.
- The registering adult and camper should first report to the registration area for a temperature check (must be below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) and must satisfactorily complete a COVID-19 questionnaire.
- Each individual will be asked if they are experiencing the following symptoms (CDC listed symptoms of COVID-19): fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
- No camper or adult should attempt to check in who is currently ill, or who may have had contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 or who has shown symptoms within the 14 days prior to camp registration.
- In the event of illness or a required quarantine, a full refund will be given if TCC is notified prior to the Sunday of that week of camp, or if a temperature is discovered upon check-in at camp.
- Each camper's parent(s) or guardian(s) must complete a specific COVID-19 release form (click here to view) before a camper can stay at camp for the week.
- Each camper must also see the camp nurse for a head lice check prior to taking any belongings to the cabin.
- We request that all paperwork with signatures be completed in advance of registration to expedite the process.
- Campers may be asked to check in at a certain time on Sunday to minimize opportunities for congestion.
- Masks must be worn when indoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of distance (Craft Cabin and food line)
- All campers, staff and cooks will wear masks while serving or going through the food line. Masks may be removed when seated to eat.
- It will not be necessary to wear masks in the cabins or when outside.
In the event of an outbreak...
- A camper exhibiting symptoms will be separated from other campers and tested for COVID-19.
- If determined to be positive for COVID-19, that camper and the camper's cabinmates and counselor will be required to leave camp immediately and should observe the CDC recommended quarantine.
- IF two or more campers and/or staff members become ill who were not housed in the same cabin, THE ENTIRE CAMP WILL BE DISMISSED and all participants should observe the CDC recommended quarantine.
- We must recognize that this is a possibility. Should this happen, we cannot make full or partial refunds of camp fees.
- In the event a camper must leave camp before dismissal (sports events, doctor/dental appointments, etc.) no re-entry will be allowed.
- We are sorry, but NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED at camp this year. In the event of a baptism, immediate family members will be allowed to come for the baptism but must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance from all campers and staff except for their child.
- Except for organized activities and sport events, campers and staff are expected to maintain a safe distance.
- Campers will sit with cabin groups at chapel and distance between cabin groups will be maintained.
Thank you in advance for working with us as we strive to conduct camp in a manner meant to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 transmission as much as we can possibly accomplish. We will continue to monitor transmission rates and CDC recommendations and may relax or strengthen these guidelines if conditions warrant doing so.
We covet your prayers for safekeeping and protection from the coronavirus during camp this summer.
The Teenage Christian Camp Board