Camp Trinity Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love and power and self-control.     2 Timothy 1:7

Camp Trinity held nine on-site sessions of summer camp in 2020 following the Arkansas Department of Health's Directive Regarding Summer Residential Camps. The directive is too lengthy to post here but can be found at the health department website: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

Until the Department of Health gives the green light to resume normal activities, the same protocols will remain in place for other events on camp.

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Your family’s safety on site is our utmost priority, second only to their spiritual well-being. We are taking extra measures to ensure a healthy, clean and sanitized environment at camp following protocols developed by the Arkansas Department of Health, the American Camp Association, and the CDC.

STAFF TESTING, TRAINING & QUARANTINE

All staff have been tested for COVID-19 at the Conway County Health Department. All Staff will also be trained and certified in CPR and first aid through the American Red Cross.

CHECK-IN & PICK-UP

Parents of campers will be asked to cancel registrations for children who have shown respiratory symptoms within two weeks of the start of any camp event. Parents will be required to sign a form stating that their children have not exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days prior to camp and have not knowingly come into contact within anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 during the same period. We recommend but do not require that families quarantine their children at home for 14 days prior to the start of events at camp, and if possible and practical, have their children tested for COVID-19.

MASKS

Staff and campers age 10 and above will be required to wear masks throughout the event except while eating, bathing, sleeping and exercising, which encompasses strenuous activities such as hiking, canoeing and games. Campers may use bandanas for masks.  

 

CLEANING & SANITIZING

We have deep cleaned and sanitized all camp buildings. While we have always had cleaning and sanitation procedures in place, we are taking additional, more stringent precautions to keep campers and staff safe. Shower stalls will be sanitized after every shower. Sinks, countertops, doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized often. Bunks, mattresses and furniture will be sanitized between events. We have strengthened our regular procedures for cleaning and sanitizing the dining hall and kitchen. We have increased the amount of hand sanitizer placed throughout camp (every cabin has a hand sanitizing station). We encourage frequent and thorough hand washing as the best protection against spreading all viruses. Equipment will be sanitized between uses or, when possible, assigned to individual campers for the entire session.

 

SIGNAGE

Signage regarding social distancing, cleanliness and sanitation is posted throughout camp.

Camp Trinity will continue to follow directives from federal, state, and local health officials regarding coronavirus protocols. 

For more information, call the camp office at 501-652-6304.

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